July 19, 2018

Statement by Ms. Christina Hioureas – Report of the International Court of Justice

Agenda Item 70: Report of the International Court of Justice (1 August 2015 – 31 July 2016)

United Nations, 27 October 2016

Mr. President,

It is a particular honor and pleasure for the delegation of the Republic of Cyprus to address the General Assembly on its consideration of the Report of the International Court of Justice (A/71/4). We are grateful to President, Judge Ronny Abraham for his introduction of the report and for his insightful remarks on the work and functioning of the Court. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Vassiliki Krasa – Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session

(Agenda item 78)

Cluster I: Chapter V (Identification of Customary International Law)

Cluster II: Chapter IX (Jus Cogens)

United Nations, 26 October 2016

Concerning Chapter V on the Identification of Customary International Law, allow me to commend the Special Rapporteur, Sir Michael Wood for his continued efforts to advance the ILC’s work on this topic. We take note of the completion of the first reading of the 16 draft conclusions together with draft commentaries. [Read more…]

Statement by President Anastasiades – 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters, 22 September 2016

Mr. President,General Assembly Seventy-first session 10th plenary meetingGeneral Debate

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour to once again address this august body. I would like to start by joining the previous speakers in conveying my Government’s congratulations to Ambassador Peter Thomson on his election as President of the 71st Session.   [Read more…]

Statement by President Anastasiades – UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

High Level Meeting on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants General Assembly Seventy-first session High-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants

New York, 19 September 2016

From the outset, I would like to express my appreciation to the Secretary General and the former President of the General Assembly, as well as the co-facilitators, Ireland and Jordan, for their valuable work in preparation of this High Level meeting. [Read more…]

Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr. Menelaos Menelaou

United Nations, 29 June 2016

Thank you Mr. Chair.

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union and would like to add some remarks in its national capacity.  [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Monica Pachoumi, Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 15 June 2016

9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, “Implementing the Agenda 2030 for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind”

United Nations, 15 June 2016

Thank you Mr. President.

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union.

Cyprus has made significant progress since ratifying the CRPD in 2011 and continues to do so.  [Read more…]

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides on HIV/AIDS – 9 June 2016

High-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on HIV/AIDS – New York, 8-10 June 2016ΚΑΣΟΥΛΙΔΗΣ -HIVAIDS

Mr. President,

This high level meeting comes at a very opportune moment in our global response to effectively and definitively tackle the AIDS epidemic that for decades has claimed, and still claiming, so many lives. Over the past 35 years, the pandemic of HIV/AIDS has left no corner of the world untouched [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Vassiliki Krasa, Attaché, Countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism

Security Council open debate on “Countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism

United Nations, 11 May 2016

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and wishes to deliver additional remarks in its national capacity. We thank the Presidency for focusing the Council’s attention on countering terrorist narratives and welcome the presidential statement adopted today, as well as its valuable practical focus.  [Read more…]

Security Council Open Debate – 26 April 2016

Statement delivered by the Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou

Peace consolidation in West Africa: Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea in the Gulf of Guinea

Thank you Mr. President.

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and wishes to add the following in its national capacity. At the outset, we wish to commend the Chinese Presidency of the Security Council as well as Angola and Senegal for their initiative to organize this open debate on piracy and armed robbery with a particular focus on the Gulf of Guinea, one of the regions that are most affected by this threat. [Read more…]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Nicos Kouyialis Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

High-level Signature Ceremony for the Paris AgreementΚουγιάλης 2

New York, 22 April 2016

Your Excellencies,

Distinguished delegates,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Firstly, I would like to express my appreciation to the UN Secretary General for hosting this important event in New York.

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