January 27, 2023

Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou on the 40th anniversary of UNCLOS

Plenary meeting of the General Assembly in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

New York, 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. [Read more…]

Statement by the Chair of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country Amb. Hadjichrysanthou

Sixth Committee, 77th Session of the UNGA – Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country [item 168]violence-women-11-10-22

7 November 2022

Mr. Chairperson,

It is a pleasure to address today the Sixth Committee in my capacity as Chair of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country in order to introduce this year’s Report of the Committee contained in document A/77/26, Supplement No. 26, which was adopted on 21 October. [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Haris Chrysostomou – 6th Committee of the UN – Report of the ICC

Item 71 – “Report of the International Criminal Court”, 77th Session of the UNGAicc-1

New York, 31 October 2022

 

Mr. President,

My remarks today are complementary to the statement delivered by the European Union.

My delegation would like to thank President Hofmański for the introduction of this year’s Report which is included in the document A/77/305, [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Haris Chrysostomou – Report of the ICJ

Item 70 – “Report of the International Court of Justice”icj-3

77th Session of the UNGA, New York, 28 October 2022

Mr. President,

Cyprus fully subscribes to the statement of the European Union and would like to add a few additional remarks.

At the outset, allow me to thank President Donoghue for her introduction of this year’s report of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (A/77/4) [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Gabriella Michaelidou, 3rd Committee, Promotion and Protection of Humans Rights

gabby23rd Committee of the 77th Session of the General Assembly, on Agenda Item 69-Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

New York, 19 October 2022

Mr. Chairman,

Cyprus fully aligns to the statement delivered by the European Union. I would like to make the following remarks on the Cyprus’ question in my national capacity. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou – General Assembly – Ukraine

amb-ohe-ukraineStatement by Amb. Andreas Hadjichrysanthou at the 11th Emergency Special Session (resumed) of the United Nations General Assembly on Ukraine

New York, 12 October 2022

Mr. President,

My delegation fully subscribes to the statement of the European Union, and wishes to make some additional remarks. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Andreas Hadjichrysanthou, Advancement of Women

3rd Committee on Agenda Item 26-Advancement of Womenviolence-women-11-10-22

77th Session of the General Assembly

New York, 11 October 2022

Mr. President,

Since this is the first time I am taking the floor, allow me to congratulate you and the Bureau of the third committee for your election. I wish you every success in your work and I ensure you for my delegation’s full support. [Read more…]

Statement by President Anastasiades at the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly

 

United Headquarters, 23 September 2022

Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.

Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.

Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

With only a few months left of my 10-year tenure in office, I stand before you to address the plenary session of the General Assembly for the very last time.

I would have wished nothing more than for this address to have been a reflection of positive developments in what humanity has had to face or is facing.

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Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Statement by Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou, to the 15th Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

UN Headquarters, 14 June 2022

 

Thank you, Mister President.

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement [to be] delivered by the European Union. I would like to make the following additional remarks in my national capacity.

As one of the most vulnerable and marginalized social groups, persons with disabilities continue to be at risk of exclusion, facing barriers to full and effective participation across all sectors of society. The experience of the pandemic shows us that additional drastic measures and reforms are required in all areas of life of persons with disabilities, especially in areas of assistive technology, work and employment and risk situations, which will be discussed during this Conference. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou at the UNSC Open Debate on “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict”

United Nations Headquarters, 25 May 2022

Madam President,

My delegation aligns with the EU statement and wishes to make some additional remarks.

We note the small reduction in civilian casualties, reported by the Secretary-General in his latest report. Still the immense scale of suffering of the millions of civilians who have to survive in dire [Read more…]