August 1, 2015

3rd International Conference on Financing for Development – Addis Ababa, 13-16 July 205

Speech delivered by Ministerial Envoy,  Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis

Addis Ababa, 16 July 2015

Mavroyianna - Addis Ababa

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the EU.

In less than two months, world leaders will gather in New York to agree on a single development agenda that must be truly universal and transformative; a rights-based agenda that leaves no one behind. Assuming we achieve this, it is still not enough. We have made pledges and devised global development policies before, but they have not elicited the desired results.

In less than five months we will be in Paris to agree on a new, legally binding agreement to combat climate change and bring average global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels. [more….]


Statement by the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Mr. Nicos Kouyalis

United Nations, 7 July 2015                                                                                     



Mr. President,          

The year 2015 is crucial for the international community. In September at a Leaders’ Summit in New York, a new development agenda including global sustainable development goals will be adopted. This is a universal agenda for all nations, be it rich or poor.  A people-centered agenda,  that aims at ending poverty and promoting sustainable development in all its three dimensions- economic, social and environmental- a commitment in the Brundtland Report  that still needs to be met 28 years later.  [Read more…]



Internship opportunities at the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the UN, New York  [Read more…]