November 24, 2017

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus to the 6th Committee Ambassador A.J. Jacovides – Report of the International Law Commission (Diplomatic Protection, Unilateral Acts of States)

Mr. Chairman,

The purpose of my present statement is to briefly provide the position of Cyprus on the two sub-topics of the Report of the International Law Commission, which have been the subject of examination in the Sixth Committee for the past two days, viz. Diplomatic Protection and Unilateral Acts of States. [Read more…]

Statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus Dr. George Kasoulides 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 Palestine Refugees in the Near East Mr. Peter Hansen for his thorough and comprehensive Report on the Agency’s activities during the past year and for his excellent introductory statement. [Read more…]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus to the 6th Committee Ambassador A.J. Jacovides – Report of the International Law Commission (State Responsibility)

Mr. Chairman,

At the outset, allow me to extend to you and the other members of the Bureau our warmest congratulations. Your long experience and skill have been evident in the conduct of the Sixth Committee’s proceedings. [Read more…]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Constantine Moushoutas at the Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly – Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe

Mr. President

We have asked to add our voice to the subject “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe” because like many other states we are members of both organizations and well aware of the lofty principles and high ideals they both serve. [Read more…]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Constantine Moushoutas at the Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly – Report of the Security Council

Mr. President,

The heavy demands on the Security Council for responses to conflicts, threats and breaches of peace, are evident from the enormous work load carried out by the Council between 16 June 1999 and 15 June 2000. [Read more…]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the 1st Committee on Disarmament

Mr. Chairman,

I would like to congratulate you and the other members of the bureau on your well-deserved election. I have no doubt that with your long experience and wise guidance the goals of our committee will be fully achieved. [Read more…]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus to the 3rd Committee Mr. Demetris Hadjiargyrou on Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children

My delegation has aligned itself with the statement of the representative of France presented on behalf of the European Union. [Read more…]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus to the 3rd Committee Mr. Demetris Hadjiargyrou on Advancement of Women and Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women

Although my delegation has aligned itself with the statement of the European Union representative, I would like to make a few remarks on the items under discussion and briefly delineate the main efforts of my government in promoting the advancement of women. [Read more…]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People – Developments in the Middle East

I have listened with great sympathy to the intervention by the Permanent Observer of Palestine, who explained with his usual sense of accuracy and clarity the tragic situation prevailing across the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. [Read more…]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the 5th Committee on Pattern of Conferences

Madame Chairman,

Cyprus aligned with the statement made by the representative of France on behalf of the European Union. I would like, however, to make some additional remarks. [Read more…]