October 25, 2014

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the 20th Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem

Mr. President,

My delegation, as an associate member of the European Union, has already aligned itself with the statement of H.E. the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. John Prescott on behalf of the European Union. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the Security Council on the Situation in Africa

Mr. President,

My delegation has aligned itself with the EU Statement, but in view of the special significance to my country of the item under discussion, I would like to make a few additional remarks. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the General Assembly on the Situation in the Middle East

Mr. President,

My delegation associated itself with the statement of the European Union. I would like however, in view of the special significance we attach to the Middle East situation to make a few additional comments and observations. Let me say at the outset, that Cyprus’s long and rich history has always been heavily influenced by developments in the Middle East. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the General Assembly on Cultural Heritage

Mr. President,

The report of the Secretary-General on the Return or Restitution of Cultural Properties to the Countries of Origin, delivers a hopeful message that much of what was needed to done, is being done, and that the important efforts of protecting cultural properties are well on the way to bearing fruitful results. For this hopeful picture, UNESCO and its Director-General deserve to be commended. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the General Assembly on the Olympic Ideal

Mr. Chairman,

I would like, at the outset, to express my pleasure for the great number of countries that co-sponsored the present resolution, which shows the importance that the international community places on the Olympic ideal. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the 3rd Committee on Human Rights Questions

Thank you Mr. Chairman.

As this is the first time that my delegation takes the floor, allow me to congratulate you, and the other members of the Bureau, on your well deserved election. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Mr. Kornelios S. Korneliou to the 3rd Committee on Refugees, Displaced Persons and Humanitarian Questions

Mr. Chairman,

Allow me, at the outset, to thank the High Commissioner for Refugees Mrs. Ogata for her comprehensive statement. Cyprus, itself one of the beneficiaries from the humanitarian assistance of the Office of the UNHCR, expresses its profound appreciation and full support to the High Commissioner and her staff for their untiring efforts and determination. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Mr. Kornelios S. Korneliou to the 3rd Committee on Crime Prevention and Drug Control

Thank you Mr. Chairman.

As this is the first time that my delegation takes the floor, allow me to congratulate you, and the other members of the Bureau, on your well deserved election. [Read more...]

UN Day Message by President of Cyprus Mr. Glafcos Clerides

Your Excellency,

On the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the United Nations, I wish to convey to Your Excellency on behalf of the people, the Government of he Republic of Cyprus and myself the most sincere wishes, together with assurances of our constant support and earnest dedication to the efforts for the fulfillment of the principles, ideals and objectives of the United Nations, that we fully share. [Read more...]

Address by the President of Cyprus Mr. Glafcos Clerides to the 52nd Session of the UN General Assembly

Mr. President,

I would like to begin by extending to you my warmest congratulations on your election as President of the Fifty-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. [Read more...]