July 29, 2014

Statement by H.E. Mr. Andreas Mavroyiannis Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the Third Committee of the General Assembly on Human rights

Thank you Mr. Chairman,

As this is the first time that my delegation takes the floor, I would like to express to you and to the members of the bureau our congratulations on your election and for the excellent way you are steering our work. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. A. J. Jacovides Ambassador, Special Adviser Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly on the “United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Training, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law”

Mr. Chairman,

The purpose of my brief statement is to place on record our recognition of the value of the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law; [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Andreas Mavroyiannis Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus on “Sport for Peace and Development”

Mr. President,

It gives me great pleasure to address the Assembly today on the issue of Olympic Truce, that is the idea that humanity can achieve a universally conflict-free environment, even for a limited time period. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. A. J. Jacovides Ambassador, Special Adviser Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly on the “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fifth session”

Mr. Chairman,

The consideration of the International Law Commission’s Report has traditionally been the highlight of the annual agenda of the Sixth Committee and I feel privileged to participate once again in this debate. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Andreas Mavroyiannis Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus on the Return of Cultural Property to the Countries of Origin

Mr. President,

The report of the Secretary-General on the Return or Restitution of Cultural Property to the Countries of Origin contained in Document A/58/314, delivers a hopeful message that much of what needs to be done, is being done, and that important efforts to protect cultural properties are well on the way to bearing fruitful results. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. A. J. Jacovides Ambassador, Special Adviser Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly on “International Convention against the Reproductive Cloning of Human Beings”

Mr. Chairman,

 We have been attentively following the debate on this important and sensitive topic in the Sixth Committee and have carefully noted the contents of the Working Group’s Report (A/C.6/58/L.9) and its related documents and also the texts of the two draft resolutions in A/C.6/58/L.2 and A/C.6/58/L.8, each with an impressive list of cosponsors, ably introduced yesterday by the delegations of Costa Rica and Belgium, respectively. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Andreas Mavroyiannis Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the Fourth Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

Mr. Chairman,

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor, please allow me to congratulate you on your well-deserved election, and wish you every success in steering the work of the Committee. [Read more...]

Statement by Mr. Yiorgos Christofides Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the First Committee on Disarmament

Mr. Chairman,

I would like to congratulate you on the assumption of the Chairmanship of the First Committee. We are confident that with your long experience and wise guidance the goals of this Committee will be fully achieved. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. A. J. Jacovides Ambassador, Special Adviser Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly on agenda item 151: “Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law at its thirty-sixth session”

Mr. Chairman,

This being the first time I take the floor during this Session, allow me to extend to you and the other members of the Bureau the most sincere congratulations of my delegation on your well-deserved election to your respective offices. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Tassos Papadopoulos President of the Republic of Cyprus at the 58th Session of the UN General Assembly

Mr. President,

I would like to extend to you my warmest congratulations on your election as President of the 58th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. We are indeed very happy to see a Minister from a fellow Commonwealth, and also an island State, preside the session. [Read more...]