March 2, 2024

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…]

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

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIA FORMULA MEETING

“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…]