June 13, 2024

Statement by Amb. Maria Michail – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

UN Security Council Open Debate on “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict”

New York, 21 May 2024

Mr. President,

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

Seventy-five years since the universal ratification of the Geneva Conventions and twenty-five years since [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Maria Michail – Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

14th Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

United Nations, 20 May 2024

Mr. Chair,

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

Older persons are an indispensable group of our society. They represent an important and growing part of the population, undeniably with wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience. However, they are often a vulnerable social group that is overlooked, marginalized, or even discriminated. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Maria Michail – UN Security Council Open Debate

Women, Peace and Security: Preventing conflict-related sexual violence through demilitarisation and gender-responsive arms control

New York, 23 April 2024

Mr. President,

We express our appreciation to Malta for organizing this debate today.

Allow me to thank the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Pattern, for her insightful presentation, and Ms. Ahmadi and Ms. Gurira for their valuable inputs. [Read more…]

United Nations Security Council Debate – Statement by the Amb. Maria Michail

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Maintenance of International Peace and Security:  The Role of Young Persons in Addressing Security Challenges in the Mediterranean

17 April 2024

Joint Statement of EUMED9

 

 

Mr. President,

I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the group of EUMED9 (Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal and my own country Cyprus). Allow me first to express our gratitude to Malta for organising this important Security Council debate and extend our appreciation to all briefers for their insightful presentations. [Read more…]

68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Statement by the Commissioner on Gender Equality of the Republic of Cyprus, Ms. Iosifina Christodoulou

New York, 18 March 2024

Madame Chair,

Cyprus aligns with the statement delivered by the European Union. Allow me to add some remarks with my national capacity. [Read more…]

Statement by the Deputy Minister for Social Welfare – 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development

serdariStatement by the Deputy Minister for Social Welfare of the Republic of Cyprus, H.E. Ms. Marilena Evangelou Serdari – General Discussion of the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development

United Nations, 6 February 2024

Madame Chair,

Cyprus fully aligns with the statement delivered by the European Union. [Read more…]

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

amb-host-countrySixth Committee – Agenda item 161: Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country

78th Session of the UNGA – 6 November 2023

 

Mr. Chairperson,

It is an honor to address the Sixth Committee in my capacity as Chair of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country to introduce this year’s Report of the Committee contained in document A/78/26, that was adopted on the 20th October.

The Report was prepared in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 77/114 of 7 December 2022 and it follows the structure of previous years. It is divided into four chapters: [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Theodoulos Pittakis – Report of the ICJ

Item 73 – “Report of the International Court of Justice”icj-theo

78th Session of the UNGA, New York, 6 November 2023

Mr. President,

At the outset, allow me, on behalf of my country, Cyprus, to express our sincere gratitude to the President of the Court, Joan E. Donoghue, for the introduction of the report. We also want to thank the President and the judges of the Court, as well as the Registrar and the staff of the Court for their commitment to justice and international law. [Read more…]

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 the DPR Ms. Gabriella Michaelidou, Third Committee, Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

dep-repr-thirdcomm-17-10-23Agenda Item 71-Promotion and Protection of Human Rights 

New York, 17 October 2023

Mr. Chair,

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

Human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated. All States have the obligation to respect, protect and fulfil human rights as set in the UN conventions. No justification can be used as a pretext for the violation of human rights. [Read more…]