October 1, 2020

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Welcome Message from Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis


Dear friends,

Welcome to the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations.

Cyprus has been a proud member of the UN since its independence in 1960. The UN has always been at the core of Cyprus’ foreign policy; as a small state and living in the major part of his history as an independent state, with a national problem caused by its mighty neighbor, Cyprus relies on effective multilateralism to achieve peace, prosperity, and promotion of universal values. We must continue to invest in the United Nations as the best hope we have for conflict prevention and resolution, sustainable development, respect for human rights, and democracy.

It is a privilege to serve my country as its Permanent Representative to the United Nations for the second time in my career. My team and I will work tirelessly to advance the interests, the principles, and the vision of Cyprus and of the European Union and to work collectively with our colleagues from around the world to tackle the serious global challenges we face, in synergy and cooperation in a sustained collective effort for a better world for all.

Please follow our activities here on the website and on twitter @CyprusinUN.

Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis


mavr2finalMessage by the Permanent Representative, Amb. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, to the Ceremony for the 75th Anniversary from the signing of the Charter of the United Nations, on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco

United Nations, 26 June 2020

The United Nations emerged from the ashes of the war as the embodiment of “never again” and the catalyst for a new era in international relations, more humane, more democratic, more equal and fair,   more respectful of values and rights, with more solidarity and empathy and a lofty vision for humanity, with effective multilateralism as its main vector.

As the constitution of the organized  international community, the United Nations Charter has defined how we relate to one another as sovereign and equal states and reflects our will to live together in peace, as a prerequisite for human dignity, development, prosperity, tackling all the big challenges facing humanity, from health to the protection of the environment,  from the eradication of poverty to  the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms and so on and so forth. Read more….