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Archives for August 2012

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…]

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the recent massacre in Darayya, Syria, 29.08.12

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, stated Wednesday 29.8.12 in response to the recent of killings civilians in the city of Darayya, in Syria:

“I am extremely disturbed by reports of the recent, brutal massacre in Darayya, Syria, involving civilian population, including women and young children. If the reports are confirmed, then I would characterize these killings as a heinous act, amounting to crimes against humanity, which should be investigated immediately in an independent and impartial manner. [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…]

Η Κύπρος στη Δέκατη Διάσκεψη των Ηνωμένων Εθνών για την Τυποποίηση Γεωγραφικών Ονομάτων, 31 Ιουλίου- 9 Αυγούστου 2012, Νέα Υόρκη

Συνήλθε στην έδρα του ΟΗΕ  η Δέκατη Διάσκεψη των Ηνωμένων Εθνών για την Τυποποίηση Γεωγραφικών Ονομάτων στην Νέα Υόρκη από 31 Ιουλίου μέχρι και 9 Αυγούστου και η Εικοστή Έβδομη Σύνοδος της Ομάδας Εμπειρογνωμόνων των Ηνωμένων Εθνών για τα Γεωγραφικά Ονόματα στην Νέα Υόρκη στις 30 Ιουλίου και στις 10 Αυγούστου 2012. Στην Διάσκεψη και στη Σύνοδο έλαβαν μέρος  110 χώρες με 280 αντιπροσώπους, ειδικά πρακτορεία, διακυβερνητικοί οργανισμοί, διεθνείς σχετικοί επιστημονικοί οργανισμοί και παρατηρητές. [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…]

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…]