November 27, 2014

Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, United Nations, 12 September 2012

Statement by Ms Maria Ioannou, Social Inclusion Officer, Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance 

Thank you Mr President

Firstly, Cyprus would like to align itself fully with the statement delivered on behalf of the European Union. [Read more...]

Response by Mr. Prodromos Vasiliou, Head of Delegation of Cyprus to the 10th UN Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names to the Turkish Delegation

Thank you Mr. Chairman

Please allow me to express our regret for the content, as well as the nature of the intervention by the distinguished delegate of Turkey. As you may remember from time to time Turkey intervenes to submit political views, instead of constructing ones for the success of the aim and functions of the UN Conferences and UNGEGN for the Standardization of Geographical Names. [Read more...]

ECOSOC General Segment on Advancement of women

Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by Mr. Stelios Makriyiannis, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations, at the ECOSOC General Segment on “Social and Human Rights Questions” focusing on “Advancement of women,” July 27, 2012

Mr President,

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. The Acceding Country Croatia[1], the Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Iceland[2] and Serbia, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, align themselves with this declaration.  [Read more...]

ECOSOC General Segment on Social Development

Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by Mr. Stelios Makriyiannis, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations, at the ECOSOC General Segment on “Social and Human Rights Questions” focusing on “Social Development,” July 26, 2012

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the EU and its MemberStates.

The Acceding Country Croatia[1], the Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro* and Serbia, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, align themselves with this declaration.  [Read more...]

Statement on behalf of the EU by Mrs. Maria Zoupaniotis, Counsellor of Cyprus Mission to the UN, on Population and Tax matters at General Segment of ECOSOC

Item 13: Economic and environmental questions

Wednesday, 25 July, afternoon

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the EU and its Member States. The Acceding country Croatia*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Iceland** and Serbia*, the countries of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, align themselves with this statement.

Allow me to make a couple points on the sub-items population and development and international cooperation in tax matters. [Read more...]

ECOSOC General Debate – “Non Governmental Organizations”

Statement on behalf of the EU by Ms. Christina Rafti, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN at the general debate of ECOSOC, Item 12: “Non Governmental Organizations,” July 23, 2012

Mr President,

 I have the honour to intervene on behalf of the European Union.

The Acceding Country Croatia[*], the Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Iceland[†] and Serbia, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and [Read more...]

EU remains committed to an effective humanitarian response

Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States delivered by H.E. Mr. Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN on Humanitarian Segment of ECOSOC, 18 July, 2012

Mr. Chair,

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its member states.

The Acceding Country Croatia*, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia[1], Iceland[2]  as well as Georgia, align themselves with this declaration. [Read more...]

Financial flows to the UN development system increased substantially over the last 15 years

EU Statement delivered by Ms. Maria Zoupaniotis, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the UN at the General Debate on Operational Activities Segment of  ECOSOC, July 17, 2012

Mr. President,

I have the honour to address the Economic and Social Council on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.  [Read more...]

ILO Decent Work Agenda and Global Jobs Pact More Relevant Than Ever, EU Presidency says at ECOSOC HL General Debate

Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States

By Mr. George Papageorgiou, Deputy Miniser of Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance of Cyprus

The 2012 Annual Ministerial Review: General Debate, 6 July 2012

Mr President,

I am speaking on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.

The Acceding country Croatia*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Iceland** and Serbia*, the countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, align themselves with this statement. [Read more...]

EU speaking points at High-level policy dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions on current developments in the world economy at 2012 Annual Ministerial Review of Economic and Social Council

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EU speaking points delivered by Ms. Christina Rafti, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the UN at 2012 Annual Ministerial Review of ECOSOC,  July 3, 2012

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