May 3, 2016

Security Council Open Debate – Peace consolidation in West Africa: Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea in the Gulf of Guinea

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Menelaos Menelaou

United Nations, 25 April 2016

Thank you Mr. President.

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union and wishes to add the following in its national capacity. At the outset, we wish to commend the Chinese Presidency of the Security Council as well as Angola and Senegal for their initiative to organize this open debate on piracy and armed robbery with a particular focus on the Gulf of Guinea, one of the regions that are most affected by this threat. More….


 Κουγιάλης 3Statement by Mr. Nicos Kouyialis Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

United Nations, 22 April 2016

Your Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,

Firstly, I would like to express my appreciation to the UN Secretary General for hosting this important event in New York.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Paris Agreement on climate is deemed the landmark for combating climate change as it represents an ambitious, balanced, equitable and legally binding agreement.

The adoption of the Agreement and the announcement by the end of COP21 of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions by 187 Parties marked a decisive turning point towards comprehensive and collective global action, and when implemented, will definitely and irreversibly accelerate the transition to a climate resilient, climate neutral global economy. Read more….


High-level Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Statement by Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis, Special Ministerial Envoy 

 New York, 21 April 2016

Mr. President,

Thank you for convening this important HL meeting, the first following the adoption of the universal, transformative 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals last September. Read more….


Scholarships to Cypriots residing overseas

The University of Cyprus MBA Program will offer 6 (six) scholarships to Cypriots residing overseas who will be admitted to the Program in September 2016. Tuition fees are currently 10,250 Euros. The scholarships offered to Cypriot citizens living abroad are:

  • 6  50% scholarships up to €5.125

More info……


The Nemitsas Foundation has recently announced the 7th NEMITSAS Prize 2016 which will be awarded this year in MATHEMATICS.Nemitsas 2016

The Prize will be awarded by the President of the Republic of Cyprus in the Presidential Palace around early October 2016. (The precise date will be announced later.)

Personal applications or nominations will be accepted from 01/04/2016 through 30/04/2016.

The Prize includes:

  • The Award Certificate
  • The Gold Medal
  • Monetary Award of €30.000.

More information can be obtained at