May 23, 2024

Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou – 3rd Committee – Advancement of Women

Third Committee, Agenda Item 25 “Advancement of Women”3rd-comm-amb-women

New York, 3 October 2023

Mr. Chair,

Cyprus fully aligns to the statement delivered by the European Union. Allow me to make some additional remarks in my national capacity.

Despite positive steps and progress made in recent years, we are lacking behind our goal to achieve gender equality.  The challenges are many, exacerbated by factors such as instability and fragility caused by conflicts, climate change and pandemics. It is indeed worrisome that at this critical midpoint, none of SDG 5 “Gender Equality” indicators are at “target met or almost met”, according to the latest gender snapshot report on SDGs progress. [Read more…]

Address by the President of the Republic, at the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly

UN Headquarters, September 20th, 2023president-of-cyprus-78th-ga

Mr. President,

Your Excellencies,

On the 26th of July 1946, in San Francisco, our predecessors pledged –

“to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind”, [Read more…]

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

youth25thjuly“Item 134. Report of the United Nations Youth Office”
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…]

Statement by the PR of Cyprus – SC Open Debate – Conflict-related sexual violence

amb-crsv-14-7-23United Nations Security Council Open Debate “Conflict-related sexual violence: promoting implementation of Security Council resolutions on conflict-related sexual violence
New York, 14 July 2023

Mr. President,

At the outset, I would like to thank the British presidency of the UNSC for the timely organization of this meeting on the important issue of CRSV, as well as the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict for her insightful presentation; we reiterate our full support to her mandate. We also express our appreciation to Ms. Naw Hser Hser and Nadine, for their presentations.  [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou – Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflicts


“Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflicts”amb-cultural-heritage-3-5-23

New York, 2 May 2023

Mr. Chair,

Let me start by thanking France and the United Arab Emirates for convening this Security Council Arria Formula Meeting, with the co-sponsorship of Italy and Cyprus. I also wish to express our appreciation to our briefers for their invaluable contribution. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou – UN Conference on Water – 22 to 24 of March

UN Conference on Water for Sustainable Development

 UN Headquarters, 24 March 2023

Mr. President,

At the outset, I would like to thank the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Tajikistan for hosting this long-overdue conference. [Read more…]

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


“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. Hadjichrysanthou at the SC – Women, Peace and Security

United Nations Security Council Open Debate “Women, Peace, and Security: towards the 25th Anniversary of Resolution 1325”   csw67-1
New York, 7 March 2023

 Madame President,

Firstly, allow me to thank you for organizing this very important debate on the eve of International Women’s Day. My statement will be complementing that of the European Union, to which we fully subscribe.

Almost 23 years have elapsed since the unanimous adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325. This was a historic moment as it was the first time the Security Council recognized the role of women in peace and security. As we come closer to the 25th Anniversary of the resolution, it is imperative to have a stock taking on what we have achieved so far, but mostly where we need to be by 2025 for the Resolution’s full implementation. [Read more…]

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


61-session-commission-10-2-23Creating full and productive employment and decent work for all as a way of overcoming inequalities to accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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…]

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

amb-unclosPlenary 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…]