May 23, 2024

Curriculum Vitae

Maria Michail (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, presents her credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

Maria Michail (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, presents her credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

CURRICULUM VIITAE 

Maria Michail was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1973. She graduated from the University of Leicester, UK in 1994 with a BA in Politics and obtained an MA in European Studies from the University of Surrey, UK in 1995.

She joined the Diplomatic Service in 1997 and served consecutively in the Protocol and Consular Affairs Division, and the Cyprus Question and Turkey Division, before her first assignment abroad at the Embassy of Cyprus in Washington, D.C, in 2000.

In 2003 she was appointed Deputy High Commissioner in London, and between 2006-2007 served at the Foreign Minister’s Cabinet.

In 2008 she served as Deputy Director of the Cyprus Question and Turkey Division and between 2009- 2012, she got posted as Deputy Permanent Representative at the Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations in Geneva.

In April 2012 she was appointed as High Commissioner of Cyprus to India, with parallel accreditation to Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, The Maldives, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

In July 2015 she returned to Nicosia where she served as Head of the Department of Eastern Europe, Western Balkans and Central Asia, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Between September 2017- July 2018, she headed the Crisis Management Department at the MFA. In August 2018, she assumed her duties as Director of the Cyprus Question and Turkey Directorate.

Since September 2022 until November 2023, she served as Ambassador of Cyprus to Austria with parallel accreditation to Slovenia, and Permanent Representative to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna.

She is fluent in Greek and English.

Maria Michail is married to Vladimir Gluhoded.

Statement by Ms. Rona-Marie Panteli – Women’s Participation in International Peace and Security: From Theory to Practice

United Nations Security Council Open Debate “Women’s Participation in International Peace and Security: From Theory to Practice”rona-women

 25 October 2023

 

Madame/Mr. President.

First, allow me to thank you for organizing this very important debate today, and express our appreciation to all the briefers for their insightful presentations and recommendations. My statement will be complementing that of the European Union, to which Cyprus fully subscribes. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Andreas Hadjichrysanthou at the 77th Session of the GA

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New York, 25 July 2023

 

 

Mr. President,

At the outset, we express our appreciation to the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth and her team, for the invaluable work in fostering the position of Youth throughout the UN system.

My delegation fully subscribes to the Statement delivered by the European Union.  I would like to make some additional remarks in my national capacity. [Read more…]

Intervention by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou at the UNODC Special Event: “New York Presentation of the 2022 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons”

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“New York Presentation of the 2022 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons”
New York, 20 March 2023

Thank you, Madame Moderator.

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Firstly, allow me to express our sincere appreciation to UNODC for the publication of the 7th Global Report on Trafficking in Persons as well as for organising this event. It is a great honour to be among distinguished speakers today, contributing to the discussion on how to end human trafficking and protect more victims. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Andreas Hadjichrysanthou, 61st Session of the Communication for Social Development

 

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New York, 10 February 2023

Madame Chair,

Allow me to congratulate you and the Bureau on your election and wish you every success on your work.

Firstly, I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the families of all those lost their loved ones in the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, and wish speedy recovery to all those injured.  [Read more…]

Ambassador Maria MICHAIL

Maria Michail (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, presents her credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

Maria Michail (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, presents her credentials to Secretary-General António Guterres.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Ambassador Andreas HADJICHRYSANTHOU

Andreas Hadjichrysanthou (left), new Permanent Representative of Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, pays a courtesy call to Secretary-General António Guterres.

Andreas Hadjichrysanthou (left), new Permanent Representative of Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, pays a courtesy call to Secretary-General António Guterres.

CURRICULUM VITAE
4/2017 – 2/2021 Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Federal Republic of Germany

2013 – 2017 Director, Cyprus Question and Turkey Division, MFA

2011 – 2013 Deputy Director, EU Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2007 – 2011 Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva

2003 – 2007 Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN, New York

2002 – 2003 Deputy High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, London

2001 – 2002 Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia

1996 – 2001 First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union, Brussels

1993 – 1996 Worked in the EU Affairs Division, Economic Affairs Division, and Protocol Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia

Personal

Andreas Hadjichrysanthou was born on 23 November 1958 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He was educated at the Pancyprian Gymnasium of Nicosia. He attended Strasbourg University II where he gained a “Maîtrise en Sociologie”. He subsequently gained a “D.E.S.S. en gestion” in Strasbourg University III, and a “Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Européennes”at Strasbourg University III.

Languages: Greek, English, French

 

Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis, “Report of the ILC”, Sixth Committee, 5 November 2020

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UN Headquarters, 5 November 2020

Mr. Chairman,

This year’s discussion is being conducted in the light of the postponement of the seventy-second session of the ILC to 2021 owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic conditions. While circumstances have made the completion of the work of the ILC, as well as the preparation of its Report impossible, we believe that it is [Read more…]

Ambassador Andreas D. MAVROYIANNIS

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Ambassador Mavroyiannis has been involved full time in the Cyprus peace process, which is conducted in the framework of the United Nations Secretary-General’s good offices mission in Cyprus, since 2013. Between 1 March 2013 and 31 August 2013, he served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus.

Between October 2011 and January 2013, Ambassador Mavroyiannis was Deputy Minister to the President of Cyprus, for European Affairs. His portfolio included the overall responsibility for preparing and running the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second semester of 2012, representing the Cyprus Government to EU Institutions, presiding over Council formations, as well as representing the Presidency and the Council before the European Parliament.

Ambassador Mavroyiannis joined the Foreign Service of Cyprus in 1987. He has served as Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the European Union (2008-2011), Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations in New York (2003-2008), Ambassador to France (1999-2002), and Ambassador to Ireland (1997-1999). He was a member of the Greek-Cypriot negotiating team in the Cyprus peace process between 2003-2008 and he served twice as the Foreign Minister’s Chef de Cabinet, between 1995-97 and 2002-03.

During his tenure as Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Mavroyiannis was one of the Vice-Presidents of the 62nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (2007-2008) and facilitator on the reform of the Security Council. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country between 2003-2008 and presided over various UN Conferences and meetings. Andreas was also the Cyprus candidate for the post of President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (2016-17).

Ambassador Mavroyiannis holds a PhD in Political Sociology (Université de Paris X – Nanterre), a Master (D.E.A.) in International Law, (Université de Droit et de Sciences Economiques – Paris 2), a Master (D.E.A.) in Political Sciences (Université de Droit et de Sciences Economiques – Paris 2), a Diploma in Law (University of Thessaloniki, Greece), and the Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law.

Ambassador Mavroyiannis is also Adjunct Professor of Public International Law at Frederick University in Cyprus and a member of the European Group of Public Law and of the Board of Trustees of the European Law and Governance School. In 2015, he was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour (Légion d’honneur) of the French Republic (rank of Officer). He was made Grand Officer of the Order of Diplomatic merit of the Republic of Romania in 2013. In 2012 he received the Yiannos Kranidiotis trailblazer award.

Born in Cyprus in 1956, Ambassador Mavroyiannis was married to the late Calliopi Efthyvoulou with whom he has a son, Diomides, and a daughter, Athena. He is fluent in Greek, French and English.

Statement by Ms. Poly Ioannou – Report of the ICC – 29 October 2018

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United Nations, 29 October 2018

Mr. President,

Let me start by thanking President Eboe-Osuji for his presentation. I wish to make some additional remarks to the statement of the European Union, to which my delegation fully subscribes. [Read more…]