January 25, 2022

Statement by Mr. Harris Chrysostomou – International Law Commission – Sixth Committee

Item 82 (Cluster II) – Report of the International Law Commission

UN General Assembly, 1 Nov. 2021

Madame Chairperson,

As this is the first time that Cyprus takes the floor under your Chairmanship, I would like to join the previous speakers in congratulating you and the esteemed members of the Bureau on your [Read more…]

Statement by DPR Ms. Polly Ioannou to the UN Security Council Open Debate, 21 October 2021

 UN Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: Investing in Women in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

New York, 21 October 2021

Thank you, Madam President, for organizing this debate. As requested, my statement will be as concrete as possible, complementing that of the European Union, to which we fully subscribe. [Read more…]

Speech by the President Anastasiades at the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly


United Nations Headquarters, 24 September 2021  

At the outset, I would like to congratulate the elected President of the seventy – sixth session of the General Assembly, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid, and the Secretary – General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, on his recent re-election to a second five-year mandate, and assure of my Government’s unwavering support to his mission. [Read more…]

Internship opportunities at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN, New York

Undergraduate/postgraduate students may apply for an internship at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations in New York, throughout the year.

Applicants are required to:

(a) hold Cypriot citizenship,

(b) have completed at least a two-year university course (i.e. 60 ECTS),

(c) have very good knowledge of the Greek and English language.

Internships are unpaid and do not incur financial burden for the State in allowances, insurance cover, etc.

Application forms must be sent either to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by e-mail at internship@mfa.gov.cy, or to the Permanent Mission of Cyprus at internhsips@cyprusun.org

The applicant’s details will be kept on file and they may be invited to an interview if shortlisted, depending on their qualifications, experience, and skills. Applicants may also be offered the possibility of an internship for an alternative period.

Interns are required to sign a Contract on a non-remunerative basis, which will include, inter alia, a confidentiality clause in respect to data and information that may come to their attention during the internship period.

You may download the Internship application (available in Greek) from the link below:

Press here


Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou on the Presidential statement of the SC on Varosha

United Nations, 23 July 2021


Cyprus welcomes the statement just made by the President of the Security Council on Varosha.

We thank the Council for responding swiftly and robustly to the disconcerting [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Hadjichrysanthou on the Report of the Security Council for 2020

andreas-hUnited Nations General Assembly, New York, 11 June 2021

Mr. President,

At the outset, I wish to thank the President of the Security Council for the month of June, Ambassador Jürgenson for presenting the Report of the Council, as well as its more timely submission that allows us to discuss it 2 months earlier than we did last year. We would like to see this trend continue so that our future discussion of this report can take place the soonest possible following the reporting period it covers. [Read more…]

UNSC Open debate on “Sexual Violence in Conflict”

Written statement submitted by Cyprus to the United Nations Security Council open debate on “Sexual Violence in Conflict” – New York, 14 April 2021

This statement complements that of the European Union and offers some concrete suggestions towards combating sexual violence in conflict.

The prohibition of rape and other forms of sexual violence by customary international law, in both international and non-international armed conflicts, as well as the wide recognition of such acts as war crimes since the first codification of the laws of war in early military manuals, and as crimes against humanity in current international legal practice, provides a strong [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis, Report of the ICJ

Item 74 “Report of the International Court of Justice”amb-icj

United Nations, 3 November 2020

Mr. President,

At the outset, allow me to thank President Yusuf for his introduction of this year’s report of the International Court of Justice (A/75/4) and to welcome the intense level of the Court’s activity during the reporting period, including the handing down of three judgements and seven procedural orders, the [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis, Report of the ICC

Item 75 “Report of the International Criminal Court”amb-mavr-icc

United Nations, 2 November 2020

Mr. President,

My remarks today are complementary to the statement delivered by the European Union, as well as to the statement of the States Parties to the Rome Statute delivered by Germany. [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Haris Chrysostomou, “Strengthening and promoting the international treaty framework”

harrisItem 90 “Strengthening and promoting the international treaty framework”- Sixth Committee 

United Nations, 19 October 2020

Mr. Chairman,

As this is the first time my delegation takes the floor in this session, allow me to congratulate you on your election as Chairman and wish you and the Bureau every success in steering our work. [Read more…]