December 22, 2014

General Debate Statement Delivered by Permanent Representative Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute

11 December 2014

Mr. President, Members of the Assembly, Distinguished Delegates, Officials of the Court, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Cyprus fully aligns itself with the statement delivered on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. [Read more...]

Explanation of Vote after the adoption of resolution A/69/L.11/Rev.1

Statement by Mr. Nectarios Soteriou, Attaché

Agenda item 123 (k): Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization

10 Deember 2014

Mr. President,

Thank you for giving me the floor. In relation to the resolution A/69/L.11/Rev.1 entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization” just adopted, my delegation wishes to state for the record that Cyprus disassociates itself from the consensus on that resolution for the following reasons:  [Read more...]

Statement by Mr. Nicholas Emiliou at the 69th Session of the General Assembly, 9 December 2014

Oceans and the law of the sea and Sustainable fisheries

[agenda item 74 (a) and (b)]

Mr Chairman,

The Republic of Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and would like to make some additional remarks in its national capacity. Before proceeding to doing so, my delegation extends its gratitude to Trinidad and Tobacco and New Zealand for the successful conclusion of negotiations of the two draft resolutions, which as every year, it proudly co-sponsors. [Read more...]

Statement by Third Committee delegate, Monika Pachoumi – 30 October, 2014

United Nations General Assembly – 69th Session

Third Committee 

Item 68(b): Protection and Promotion of Human Rights – Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

Thank you Madam Chair.

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor, allow me to congratulate yourself and the members of the bureau, for your election and for the excellent work carried out thus far.  [Read more...]

Statement of the Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou

Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security “Displaced Women and Girls: Leaders and Survivors”

October 28, 2014

Thank you Madame President.

I am honored to address the Security Council on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus on the important topic and we wish to warmly congratulate you for this initiative. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, 26 September, 2014

Anastasiades 25.9.14Mr. President,

I wish to congratulate you on your election as President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly and convey my Government’s full support in the exercise of Your high duties, with the shared goal of promoting UN principles in a period of great uncertainty and instability. [Read more...]

Address by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades at the Climate Summit 2014: National Action and Ambition Announcements

New York, 23 September 2014


Allow me first to express my appreciation to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon for organizing this important Summit.

The consequences of climate change are unfortunately only too well known; unless the international community decides to take concerted action in addressing climate change, there is no future for humanity on earth. [Read more...]

Twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Statement by Ms. Melivia Demetriou, Second Secretary

New York, 13 June, 2014

Thank you Mr. President

Allow me to also thank you for the way in which you have taken our discussions forward during this SPLOS – it has been a pleasure to serve on the bureau under your leadership.  [Read more...]

Security Council Open Debate on UN Peacekeeping Operations: New Trends

Intervention by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

New York, 11 June, 2014

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union.  [Read more...]

Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

New York, June 10 2014

Statement by Ms. Maria Ioannou

Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

Thank you, Mr Chairman

I would first of all like to congratulate the members of the Committee elected today and wish them every success in their work.  [Read more...]