June 27, 2016

9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Statement by the Third Committee Delegate, Ms. Monica Pachoumi

Implementing the Agenda 2030 for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind, United Nations, 15 June 2016

Thank you Mr. President.

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union.

Cyprus has made significant progress since ratifying the CRPD in 2011 and continues to do so.

Our responsible authority, the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, together with a network of 80 Contact Points at co-responsible authorities, is in charge of implementing the ministry’s 2016-2018 strategic plan on disabilities. The plan focuses on the areas of assessments and certifications of disability and functioning, provision of social benefits, provision of vocational rehabilitation and other support services, and coordination of the effective implementation of the UN CRPD and the National Disability Action Plan. …..more


Κασουλίδης- HIVAIDSStatement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus H.E. Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides

9 June, 2016

Mr. President,

This high level meeting comes at a very opportune moment in our global response to effectively and definitively tackle the AIDS epidemic that for decades has claimed, and still claiming, so many lives. Over the past 35 years, the pandemic of HIV/AIDS has left no corner of the world untouched affecting progress and development in many countries, in particular Sub-Saharan Africa, and challenging all development goals. At the same time we must acknowledge that the international community has made strides in curbing the disease. Read more….


 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

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