December 17, 2018

Archives for December 2001

Letter sent by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to Human Rights Organizations Concerning the Oppression of Turkish Cypriot Journalists

On November 9, 2001 the regime in the Turkish occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus, in an attempt to oppress freedom of speech and expression among memers of the Turkish Cypriot community, for the third time confiscated equipment belonging to the Turkish Cypriot daily newspaper “Avrupa”. [Read more…]

Η Κύπρος κατέθεσε την Έκθεση της στο Συμβούλιο Ασφαλείας των Η.Ε. για την Τρομοκρατία

Η Κυπριακή κυβέρνηση εφαρμόζοντας τις πρόνοιες του ψηφίσματος 1373 (2001) του Συμβουλίου Ασφάλειας των Ηνωμένων Εθνών για την καταπολέμηση της τρομοκρατίας, απέστειλε στις 21 Δεκεμβρίου, 2001 στα Ηνωμένα Έθνη την εθνική της έκθεση αναφορικά με τα μέτρα που έλαβε για εφαρμογή του πιο πάνω ψηφίσματος. [Read more…]

Cyprus’ Report Pursuant to Resolution 1373 on Terrorism

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus wishes to stress that it fully recognizes the existence and the dimensions of international terrorism. The fight against international crime, particularly terrorism, through international cooperation, through full implementation of all relevant international conventions and protocols relating to terrorism as well as Security Council Resolutions 1269(1999) and 1368 (2001), is one of the top priorities of the foreign policy of Cyprus.  Moreover, Cyprus fully shares the view for the necessity of a global mobilization against terrorism under the aegis of the United Nations. [Read more…]

Letter dated 19 December 2001 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary General (A/56/723-S/2001/1222)

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S/RES/1384 (2001)

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S/RES/1384 (2001)

Security Council Distr.: General

14 December 2001



Resolution 1384 (2001)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 4436th meeting,

on 14 December 2001

The Security Council,

Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 30 November 2001 (S/2001/1122*) on the United Nations operation in Cyprus, and in particular the call to the parties to assess and address the humanitarian issue of missing persons with due urgency and seriousness,

Noting that the Government of Cyprus has agreed that in view of the prevailing conditions in the island it is necessary to keep the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) beyond 15 December 2001,

Welcoming and encouraging efforts by the United Nations to sensitize peacekeeping personnel in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases in all its peacekeeping operations,

1.       Reaffirms all its relevant resolutions on Cyprus, and in particular resolution 1251 (1999) of 29 June 1999 and subsequent resolutions;

2.       Decides to extend the mandate of UNFICYP for a further period ending on 15 June 2002;

3.       Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report by 1 June 2002 on the implementation of this resolution;

4.       Urges the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkish forces to rescind the restrictions imposed on 30 June 2000 on the operations of UNFICYP and to restore the military status quo ante at Strovilia;

5.       Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.


Statement to the Press by the President of the Security Council after a Briefing by the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Mr. Alvaro de Soto

The President of the Security Council, Ambassador of Mali Moctar Quane read the following statement to the Press after Council members heard a briefing from the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Mr. Alvaro de Soto: [Read more…]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the General Assembly on Agenda Item 35 “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal

Mr. President,

I would like, at the outset, to express the satisfaction of my delegation at the great number of countries that co-sponsored the present resolution. This is a clear message of the importance that the international community places on the Olympic ideal. [Read more…]

Letter dated 10 December 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2001/1162)

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Letter dated 10 December 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

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Security Council Distr.: General

10 December 2001


Original: French

Letter dated 10 December 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council


I have the honour to refer to my mission of good offices in Cyprus. In my report to the Security Council on the United Nations operation in Cyprus of 30 November 2001 (S/2001/1122, para. 12), I referred to the meeting scheduled for 4 December between Mr. Glafcos Clerides and Mr. Rauf Denktash in the United Nations Protected Area, in the presence of my Special Adviser on Cyprus, Mr. Alvaro de Soto. This meeting having taken place, I have pleasure in informing you that Mr. Clerides and Mr. Denktash have agreed to begin direct talks, at my invitation in the exercise of my mission of good offices. These talks will start on 16 January 2002. [Read more…]

Joint Statement by President Clerides and Mr. Rauf Denktash at the End of the 4th December meetings of the two communities in Cyprus

At the meeting held today, 4 December 2001, between H.E. Mr. Glafcos Clerides, the Greek Cypriot leader, and H.E. Mr Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader, at the residence of the UN Chief of Mission and in the presence of Mr. Alvaro de Soto, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, the two leaders agreed the following: [Read more…]