October 26, 2014

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Mrs. Maria Zoupaniotis to the 21st Session of the Committee on Information

Mr. Chairman,

First of all, let me extend to you and other members of the bureau, our warmest congratulations on your election. As in the past, Cyprus will fully support the work of the Committee and fully cooperate with the Chair in the spirit of openness and cooperation that has always existed in the Committee of Information. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Hadjiargyrou to the 43rd Session of the Commission of the Status of Women – New York, 1-12 March 1999

Madame Chairperson,

Allow me at the outset to extend to you and to the members of the Bureau, my delegation’s appreciation for your able leadership in guiding the work of the Commission on the Status of Women. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Mr. Agis Loizou at the Prospective Donors – SIDS Meeting at the United Nations – 24-26 February 1999

Mr. Co-chairs, Under-Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Cyprus welcomes this meeting which we view as yet another major step towards the United Nations General Assembly review of the Barbados Programme of Action this coming September. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos on the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 10, 1998

It gives me particular pleasure to address this august assembly today, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A document that we can surely describe as “like no other”. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos on the 50th Anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Mr. President,

Cyprus has aligned with the statement made by the distinguished representative of Austria on behalf of the European Union. In view of the special significance of the item I would like to make a few additional comments and observations. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Andreas J. Jacovides at the Plenary Meeting of the 53rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Mr. President,

Since Cyprus has been associated with the position of the European Union on this subject, as expressed this morning in the statement delivered by the distinguished representative of Austria, I shall confine the present statement to certain aspects of the Law of the Sea which are of particular interest and importance to us. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the 53rd Session of the General Assembly – Agenda Item 157: Bethlehem 2000

Mr. President,

My Government has aligned with the statement made by the distinguished representative of Austria on behalf of the European Union. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus to the 6th Committee Ambassador Andreas J. Jacovides – Agenda Item 149: United Nations Decade of International Law

Mr. Chairman,

Since Cyprus has associated itself with the statement of the European Union on this subject, delivered by the distinguished representative of Austria, I shall confine my statement to certain aspects which are of particular interest and importance to us. [Read more...]

Statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus Mr. James Droushiotis to the 4th Committee – United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees

Mr. Chairman,

At the outset I would like to express my deep appreciation to the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East Mr. Peter Hansen for his comprehensive Report on the Agency’s activities during the past year and for his excellent introductory statement. [Read more...]

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

As we are preparing to celebrate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reflecting on fifty years of a continuous multifaceted effort to forge a common approach, as provided for in the international human rights instruments, we should pause and examine our performance. [Read more...]