United Nations

Greece, Egypt Maritime Deal Posted by UN

The agreement on the partial demarcation of maritime boundaries between Greece and Egypt was posted on the website for the United Nation’s Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea on Thursday. The deal, signed on August 6,...

UNICEF To Open First-Ever Office in Greece

On World Children's Day, UNICEF announced that it was opening an office in Greece, marking what it said was a "major milestone in the ongoing cooperation between the Greek State and the United Nations agency to place children’s rights...

Is Turkey the New Iran?

By now, no one could have any doubt that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a shady agenda and he pays absolutely no attention to warnings by international organizations or other national leaders. What is becoming more and more obvious is that...

Greek PM Addressing the UN: 'Lets' Give Diplomacy a Chance'

"Let's give diplomacy a chance," said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday, in his address to the 75th United Nations General Assembly, referring to the upcoming exploratory talks with Turkey. In his speech to the UN General Assembly held...

President Anastasiades: Cyprus Committed to Peace Talks, But Not at Gunpoint

President Nicos Anastasiades told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that Cyprus stands ready to resume talks on the reunification of the island nation. He warned however, that he would not negotiate under conditions of intimidation or threats. “For the (Cyprus...

Israeli Ambassador Walks Out of UN Assembly in Protest at Erdogan’s Speech

Glad Erdan, the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, walked out of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday in protest against the speech given by Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan. In his inflammatory remarks, Erdogan accused the Jewish state of...

Greek PM Calls for New Global Health Architecture at UN’s 75th Anniversary Session

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the Covid-19 pandemic is an emphatic reminder of why multilateral cooperation is so necessary, in a video message to world leaders as the United Nations marked its 75th anniversary on Monday. The Greek premier...

UN Calls on Turkey to Make Hagia Sophia an “Intercultural Space”

UN human rights experts explained on Friday, July 31, that Turkey's conversion of the significant World Heritage Site "could reflect a supremacist view of history and culture." In an officially released statement, UN Special Rapporteur Karima Bennoune, who works in...

UN Ignores Turkey's Protest, Extends Peacekeeping Force Mandate in Cyprus

Turkey on Tuesday slammed a decision by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) which extended the mandate of a peacekeeping force in Cyprus, saying that the decision, made without the consent of Turkish Cypriots, is against the rules and...

Greek Philanthropist Wins 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize

Greek philanthropist Marianna Vardinoyannis was declared as one of the laureates for the United Nations 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize, along with Guinean doctor Morissana Kouyaté. The announcement was made on Friday, July 17, by UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande....