April 17, 2021

Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis at the Security Council Open Debate, 9 January 2020

 mavroyiannis-scSecurity Council Open Debate on the “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Upholding the UN Charter”

New York, 9 January 2020

Mr. President,

I wish to thank you for organizing this extremely topical debate and wish Vietnam a successful tenure on the Council.

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Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis at the plenary meeting of the GA on the Olympic Ideal

amb-olympicSport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic Ideal

9 December 2019

Mr. President,

Fully subscribing to the statement of the European Union, I wish to make some additional remarks because of my country’s strong links with the Olympic Ideal, formed through Cyprus’ participation in the Olympic Games since their initiation in antiquity. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Polly Ioannou, UN SC – International Peace and Security, 19 November 2019

pioannou-iccOpen Debate on the role of reconciliation in maintaining international peace and security

Security Council, United Nations

Mr. President,

While peace agreements may treat the symptoms of conflicts, their cause cannot be fully addressed without the restoration – at the grassroots level – of the fractured relationship that starts or fuels the conflict cycle. As the human pillar of conflict resolution, complementing its political and justice [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Polly Ioannou – Report of the ICC – 4 November 2019

Report of the International Criminal Court at the 74th Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly

 4 November 2019

Mr. President,

My remarks today are complementary to the statement delivered by the European Union. I wish to thank President Eboe-Osuji for his presentation of this year’s report and welcome the intense level of the Court’s activity during the reporting period, with 11 situations under investigation by the Prosecutor, 10 ongoing preliminary examinations and 3 trial proceedings. [Read more…]

Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis, Report of the International Court of Justice, 30 October 2019

mavroyiannis-3rd-committee74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the Report of the International Court of Justice

30 October 2019

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. I also wish to thank former Registrar Philippe Couvreur for his dedicated service to the Court in his nearly 20 years as its Registrar. [Read more…]

Ambassador Mavroyiannis was elected Chair of the 5th Committee of the UN

5th-committeeUnited Nations, 7 October 2019

The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, was today elected as Chair of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary Committee) for the 74th session of the General Assembly. In his speech during the first formal meeting of the Fifth Committee of the 74th session, Ambassador Mavroyiannis expressed his gratitude for the honour bestowed on him and Cyprus, and conveyed his appreciation to the Group of Asia-Pacific States for endorsing his candidature to this important and challenging post of presiding over the deliberations of the Committee. In assuming the Chairmanship, he assured of his commitment to a timely and results-oriented session.


Statement by Amb. Mavroyiannis, 3rd Committee, Protection and Promotion of Human Rights, 28 October 2019

5th-committeeMr. Chairman,

In addition to the statement of the European Union, my delegation would like to make some specific remarks on the violations of individual and collective human rights and fundamental freedoms of Cypriots that stem from the invasion and ongoing [Read more…]

Statement by Mr. Haris Chrysostomou, Sixth Committee, 15 October 2019

Item 75 – “Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts”

Plenary Meeting of the Sixth Committee, 74th UN General Assembly, 15 Oct. 2019

Mr. Chairman,

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

Statement by President Anastasiades – 74th Session of the General Assembly

General Assembly Seventy-fourth session, 7th plenary meeting His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades, President, Republic of Cyprus

General Assembly Seventy-fourth session, 7th plenary meeting
His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades, President, Republic of Cyprus

United Nations, 26 September 2019

Mr. President,

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to You Mr. President and assure of my Government’s unwavering support throughout your tenure. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Polly Ioannou on the Report of the Security Council

United Nations General Assembly, 12 September 2019

Madam President,

I wish to thank the President of the Security Council for the month of September for his presentation of the Council’s annual report for 2018. We consider essential the meaningful discussion of this report by the General Assembly, given that the Council discharges its responsibilities on behalf of all of us and that the success of the international political and legal order established by the UN depends on the principal organs fulfilling their distinct but complementary roles. [Read more…]