November 25, 2017

Cyprus First lady at High-level event on “Intensifying the efforts for global elimination of female genital mutilations”

Cyprus First Lady Mrs. Elsi Christofias attended on 24 September 2012 a High Level Event co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Benin and Burkina Faso on “Intensifying the efforts for global elimination of female genital mutilations.”

Taking the floor Mrs. Christofias congratulated the two First Ladies, of Benin [Read more…]

President Christofias says Turkey arrogantly insists on its expansionist policy in Cyprus

Upon his arrival, on Sunday  23 September 2012 in New York, to attend the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias  said that this year unfortunately [Read more…]

CYPRUS PRESIDENT ATTENDS THE 67TH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias will visit New York on 23 September 2012 to attend the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly.  President Christofias will address the General Debate on 25 September, the opening day of the UN General Assembly. On 24 September, the President of Cyprus will deliver a speech at the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law.  On 26 September the President will give a Press Conference to UN accredited journalists. [Read more…]

Ambassador Emiliou responds to New York Times article on Cyprus

The article ‘Race for gas by Cypriot rivals adds to tensions’ (NY Times 8.31.12) by James kanter is based on a wrong point of departure.  Instead of questioning the legality of the presence of Turkey in Cyprus,   where it maintains since 1974 an occupation army of 40,000 troops, it conveys false impressions about the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, an independent state, member of the UN and EU.  It is Turkey’s illegal occupation army at the root of any tension or [Read more…]

Post Vacancy in Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the UN

The Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations is accepting applications to fill a vacancy in the Department of Archives and Communications for the post of secretary, on a full-time basis and on local staff terms. Interested candidates must have very good command of English and Greek language, while knowledge and use of computer is essential. Technical knowledge in computers will be considered an additional asset. [Read more…]

Cyprus participated in the Tenth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names and the Twenty-Seventh Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names held in New York

The Tenth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names was held at the UN headquarters in New York from 31 July until 9 August, and the Twenty-Seventh Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names was held in New York on 30 July and 10 August 2012. At the Conference and the Session, 110 countries with 280 delegates, special agencies, intergovernmental organizations, international organizations and relevant scientific observers participated. [Read more…]

Cyprus PR Emiliou and EU Commissioner Georgieva sign Food Assistance Convention on behalf of the European Union

New York, 1 August 2012

Today, Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, and European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, co-signed the new Food Assistance Convention on behalf of the European Union. [Read more…]

Cyprus becomes the 25th UN Member-State to sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communication procedure, 27 July, 2012

The Republic of Cyprus became on Friday the 25th country to sign the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communication procedure.  H.E. Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, signed the Protocol on behalf of the Government of Cyprus at a special ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York. [Read more…]

Presentation by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations On “The Priorities of Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU – A UN Perspective” To the Members of the Foreign Press Association, Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, New York

Dear Friends,

I welcome you to the Cyprus House.  Indeed I am delighted to be with you tonight to speak about the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council for the next six months and its main priorities.  It is a standard practice that each member state assuming   the Presidency of the EU should prepare a set of priorities on issues considered of great importance and therefore placed high on its political agenda. [Read more…]

UN General Assembly approved funding for UNFICYP for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

The UN General Assembly on June 21 2012, adopted the annual budget of all peacekeeping operations including UNFICYP’s, for the period July 1 2012 –June 30, 2013.  The total funding approved for all 14 UN peacekeeping operations amounted to 7 billion U.S. dollars while the financing of the peacekeeping force in Cyprus for the above period amounts to 56.97 million U.S. dollars. The General Assembly was acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary). [Read more…]