April 20, 2014

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou at the 79th Session of the GA, March 27,2014

Preventing of armed conflict: Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution: draft resolution (A/68/L.39) [item 33(b)]

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union, as well as the European Council Conclusions. We will vote in favor of the draft resolution before us. Developments in Ukraine are a source of major concern.  [Read more...]

Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women’s empowerment

Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, 3-7 February

Cyprus-Singapore-UAE

Mr Co-Chairs,

1                              I have the pleasure to deliver these remarks on behalf of Cyprus, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.  [Read more...]

Troika Statement on Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance

February 5, 2014

Mr Co-Chairs, 

1                              I have the pleasure to deliver these remarks on behalf of Cyprus, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.  We would like to thank the UN Technical Support Team (TST) for putting together comprehensive issues brief on conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance.  [Read more...]

Oceans and the Seas, Forecast and Biodiversity, New York, February 4, 2014

Cyprus-Singapore-UAE

Mr Co-Chairs,

1                              I have the pleasure to deliver these remarks on behalf of Cyprus, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.  We would like to thank the UN Technical Support Team (TST) for putting together comprehensive issues briefs on oceans and the seas, forests and biodiversity with very useful and constructive suggestions for our deliberation. [Read more...]

General Assembly Seveth Session of the OWG on SDGs

Sustainable cities and human settlements; Sustainable transport; Climate change and disaster risk reduction; Sustainable consumption and production, including chemicals and waste

6-10 January, 2014

New York

Mr. Co-chairs,

I deliver this statement on behalf of Cyprus-Singapore and UAE.

Half of the world’s population lives in cities therefore a successful transformational sustainable change of our cities and towns is in fact half way towards universal achievement of sustainable development and poverty eradication. [Read more...]

Statement by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou at the General Assembly’s annual debate under Item 123

Item 123 – “Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters”

November 8, 2013

Mr. President

Cyprus welcomes this timely debate of the General Assembly on the important matter of the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of, the Security Council and related matters. [Read more...]

Statement by the Republic of Cyprus, exercising its Right of Reply, at the Third Committee of the 68th Session of the General Assembly

Item 69(b) – Human Rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

New York, 1 November 2013

Delivered by Mr Stelios Makriyiannis, First Secretary – Third Committee Delegate

Thank you Mr Chairman

I take the floor to exercise my country’s Right of Reply to the statement delivered by the distinguished representative of Turkey. [Read more...]

Statement by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou on Human Rights Violations, 31 October 2013

United Nations General Assembly

68th Session

Third Committee

Item 69(b): Protection and Promotion of Human Rights – Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

 

Thank you Mr Chairman

My delegation fully subscribes to the statement delivered by the European Union. I would like to add some remarks in my national capacity, with respect to the grave human rights violations in the occupied part of Cyprus. [Read more...]

High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, 68th Session of the General Assembly

Migration EmiliouStatement by H.E. Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

4 October, 2013

Mr. President,

Let me congratulate you for convening this timely meeting. Our gratitude is also extended to the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for his efforts in galvanizing high political attention on the many linkages between development and migration and to welcome [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades President of the Republic of Cyprus at the General Debate of the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, New York, 26 September, 2013

68th General Assembly, General DebateMr. President,

Mr. Secretary–General,

Excellencies,

It is a great honour to address this august body for the first time in my capacity as President of the Republic of Cyprus.

And I wish initially to congratulate Mr. John Ashe on his election as President of the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations and to avail myself of this opportunity to convey my delegation’s full support in the exercise of his high duties. [Read more...]