March 25, 2023

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Welcome Message from Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou

amb-hadj-1Dear friends,

Welcome to the website of 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, we see our values and interests firmly embedded in a rules-based international order, and consider the UN as the cornerstone of effective multilateralism to address global challenges, including in relation to peace and security, climate change, protection and promotion of human rights for all, and sustainable development.

It is a great privilege to serve as Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations. Together with our small but dynamic team, we work to advance the interests, and the principles and the values of Cyprus. As an EU Member State, we also contribute, in coordination with our EU partners, to the enhancing and deepening of the EU – UN partnership which is focused on the promotion and protection of the multilateral and rules-based global governance system.

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Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou


amb-unclosStatement by the PR of Cyprus to the UN, Amb. Andreas Hadjichrysanthou, at the plenary meeting of the GA in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea

8 December 2022

Mr. Chairman,

Cyprus associates itself with the statement made earlier on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, as well as with the statement of the Group of Friends of UNCLOS.

The marking of the 40th anniversary of the adoption of UNCLOS is an occasion for celebration, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the Convention’s achievements and successful contribution to the promotion of the peaceful uses and the freedom of the seas; the exploitation of their natural resources, including the sustainable utilization and conservation of their living resources; and the study, protection and preservation of the marine environment.

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To the attention CSW67 Delegations, PRs, DPRs and Third Committee Experts 

The Permanent Missions of Cyprus and Malta, together with UN Women and UNODC, are organising a CSW67 side event entitled:

Breaking the silence on femicide: ending gender based violence against women and girls”

📆 Thursday 9 March 2023

⏰ 08:15-09:30 a.m.

📍Conference Room 8, UNHQ

Gender-related killings (femicide/feminicide) are the most brutal and extreme manifestation of violence against women and girls. It is rooted in gender inequality, stereotyped gender roles, discrimination towards women and girls and harmful social norms. The event will present the most recent global estimates of gender-related killings of women and girls in the private sphere and will draw attention to the persisting data gaps;  will discuss ways to strengthen responses to gender-related killings and other forms of gender-based violence against women and girls on a local, national and international level; will share and exchange policies and response strategies adopted in different regions to respond to this human rights violation;  and will galvanize and promote the adoption of effective policy strategies to prevent and respond to femicide/feminicide including through strengthened support to women’s rights organisations. The event will be conducted in a panel format comprised by UN Member States, Civil Society Organizations and UN agencies. 

Please register at the link here. Participants wishing to take the floor for a short intervention during the panel discussion, are kindly requested to indicate this in the registration form by 7 March 2023.

For the concept paper and the program click here

The event will also be webcasted on UN Web TV in the link here.


Kind Regards,

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations