December 4, 2023

Welcome Message from Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou

amb-hadj-1Dear friends,

Welcome to the website of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations.

Cyprus has been a proud member of the UN since its independence in 1960. The UN has always been at the core of Cyprus’ foreign policy; as a small state, we see our values and interests firmly embedded in a rules-based international order, and consider the UN as the cornerstone of effective multilateralism to address global challenges, including in relation to peace and security, climate change, protection and promotion of human rights for all, and sustainable development.

It is a great privilege to serve as Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations. Together with our small but dynamic team, we work to advance the interests, and the principles and the values of Cyprus. As an EU Member State, we also contribute, in coordination with our EU partners, to the enhancing and deepening of the EU – UN partnership which is focused on the promotion and protection of the multilateral and rules-based global governance system.

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Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou


Statement by Mr. Theodoulos Pittakis  in the Sixth Committee icj-theo

Item 73 – Report of the International Court of Justice  

78th Session of the UNGA, 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.

Cyprus fully subscribes to the statement of the European Union and would like to add some additional comments.

We welcome the Court’s exceptionally high level of activity during the reporting period, including the issuance of four judgments and twenty orders, the organization of six public hearings, and the seizure of five new contentious cases as well as two requests for advisory opinions.


Read the statement