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UN Warns One Third of Greece Threatened by Desertification

June 17 is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, according to a United Nations initiative. This year the organization is sending our new warnings concerning the dangers of desertification across the world, especially in the Mediterranean countries. According to...

Cyprus Sends EEZ Coordinates to UN Amid Tensions Over Turkish Drilling

Cypriot authorities sent the geographical coordinates of the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to the United Nations on Monday, following Turkey's provocative actions inside the island's EEZ boundaries. Nicosia also plans to publish the coordinates of its EEZ to the...

Turkey Sends Letter to UN Declaring Drilling Intentions Inside Cyprus’ EEZ

Media reports disclosed on Sunday afternoon that Turkey sent a letter to the United Nation's (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on March 28, informing him and the members of the Security Council that it intends to conduct drillings in several...

UN Receives North Macedonian Name Change Notification

The United Nations announced on Thursday that its Secretary General, Antonio Guterres,  received the official notification of the ratification of the Prespa Agreement on February 12, 2019. The UN notes that the Prespa Agreement, among other things, expresses the concord between...

UN to Honor the Ionian Islands’ Cuisine in Vienna

The United Nations announced on Friday that its employees at the Vienna offices will have the chance to taste recipes from the cuisine of the Ionian islands for a week starting Monday, February 11. Traditional recipes from the islands, also...

UN Peacekeeping Mission to Cyprus Extended

The work of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been extended for 6 months, as a result of a Security Council resolution which was unanimously adopted on Wednesday. The move comes at a time when reunification talks between...

Cyprus Lodges Official Protest at UN Against Turkey

Cyprus lodged an official protest recently at the U.N. against provocative Turkish actions in its Exclusive Economic Zone which were conducted last October. The formal complaint was made in a December 12, 2018 letter to U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres which...

Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece? UN Supports Greek Resolution

Following the discussion of a draft resolution brought to the United Nation's General Assembly by Greece, the body adopted without a vote a resolution for the ''return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin'' on December...

Cyprus Lodges Protest Against Turkey at UN

Nicosia has lodged a protest with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres concerning continuing violations of the airspace and territorial waters of the Republic of Cyprus by Turkey. The protest also charges that Turkey continually breaks international air traffic regulations, and appeals...

Cyprus President Ready to Resume Turkish-Cypriot Talks

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, said he is ready to cooperate with the United Nations envoy with a view to resume ''a creative dialogue'' with prospects to resolve the Cyprus issue. ''For prospects to exist it...