November 15, 2018

Archives for October 2004

Statement by Ms. Elena Thoma Representative to the 6th Committee on Agenda item 139: “Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts”

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation would like to express its appreciation to the International Law Commission for its impressive work on the major codification project regarding the draft articles on responsibility of states for internationally wrongful acts. [Read more…]

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis to the Fourth Committee of the 59th Session of the General Assembly, on Agenda Item 77: “Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects”

Mr. Chairman,

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor, please allow me to congratulate you and the members of the bureau on your election for the important task of chairing this committee during this session. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Elena Thoma Representative to the 6th Committee on Agenda item 150: “International Convention against the Reproductive Cloning of Human Beings”

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. Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis at the Debate in the First Committee on Confidence Building Measures

Mr. Chairman,

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor, allow me to congratulate you on the able manner in which you have conducted the Chairmanship of the First Committee thus far and assure you of our full support and co-operation in steering the remainder of the work of this Committee. [Read more…]

S/RES/1568 (2004)

United Nations

S/RES/1568 (2004)

Security Council Distr.: General

22 October 2004



Resolution 1568 (2004)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 5061st meeting,
on 22 October 2004

           The Security Council,

Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 24 September 2004 (S/2004/756) on the United Nations operation in Cyprus,

Reiterating its call to the parties to assess and address the humanitarian issue of missing persons with due urgency and seriousness, and welcoming in this regard the resumption of the activities of the Committee on Missing Persons since August 2004,

Welcoming the Secretary-General’s review of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Cyprus (UNFICYP), pursuant to resolution 1548 (2004) of 11 June 2004,

Noting that the Government of Cyprus is agreed that in view of the prevailing conditions in the island it is necessary to keep UNFICYP beyond 15 December 2004,

Taking note of the assessment of the Secretary-General that the security situation on the island has become increasingly benign over the last few years and that a recurrence of fighting in Cyprus is increasingly unlikely,

Welcoming the Secretary-General’s intention to conduct a further review on UNFICYP’s mandate, force levels and concept of operation in advance of the next renewal of UNFICYP’s mandate, continuing to take into account developments on the ground and the views of the parties,

Echoing the Secretary-General’s gratitude to the Government of Cyprus and the Government of Greece for their voluntary contributions to the funding of UNFICYP, and his request for further voluntary contributions from other countries and organizations,

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, in particular resolution 1251 (1999) of 29 June 1999 and subsequent resolutions;

2.       Endorses the Secretary-General’s recommendations for the amendment of the concept of operations and force level of UNFICYP, as outlined in his report of 24 September 2004;

           3.       Decides to extend the mandate of UNFICYP for a further period ending 15 June 2005;

4.       Urges the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkish forces to rescind without delay all remaining restrictions on UNFICYP, and calls on them to restore in Strovilia the military status quo which existed there prior to 30 June 2000;

5.       Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on implementation of this resolution concurrent with the review provided for above;

6.       Decides to remain seized of the matter.


Speech by Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis at the Hellenic Banker’s Annual Charitable event entitled Prospects for Cyprus in the EU – Increased opportunities for reunification

First of all, thank you very much for inviting me to speak and for the opportunity to present some views on Cyprus after accession to the EU and the prospects for a settlement of the Cyprus problem in this new context. [Read more…]

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis on the Report of the Security Council (11) and the Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters (53)

Mr. President,

 We have been dwelling upon the issue of UN reform for years and we have now reached a point where we have to contemplate the new face of the United Nations in the twenty first century. [Read more…]