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Cyprus Officially Reports Turkish Airspace and Maritime Violations to the UN

Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis, Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has strongly protested ''the continuing violations of the national airspace and territorial waters of Cyprus by Turkey, as well as the infringements by the latter of international air traffic...

UN Security Council Warns Against Action Concerning Varosha in Cyprus

The Security Council on Wednesday warned against any action that would change the status quo of Varosha, a part of the Cypriot city of Famagusta which has been an uninhabited no-man's-land since 1974. In a press statement, the Security Council...

UN Security Council to Discuss Tension Over Cyprus' Ghost City of Varosha

The UN Security Council will hold a closed meeting for unofficial consultations on Varosha, the fenced-off part of Cyprus's former resort city of Famagusta, on Wednesday. Security Council members are expected to be briefed on the situation and developments in...

UN Struggling with $230 Million Deficit; May Run Out of Money, Guterres Warns

The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and the global organization may run out of money by the end of October. In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees of...

Famagusta: Cyprus to Appeal to the UN Security Council Next Week

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades told reporters on Friday evening in New York that Cyprus will appeal to the UN Security Council over Turkish plans to reopen the ghost town of Varosha in Famagusta next...

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...

Greece First in EU in New Migrant Arrivals for 2019, UN Confirms

Greece received the biggest number of migrants from January 1 to May 8, the United Nations (UN) confirmed on Friday. According to the UN Migration agency, a total of more than 17,000 irregular migrants reached the European shores during the...

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...

Cyprus Talks Resume as Anastasiades and Akinci Meet in Nicosia

Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus are set to resume from the point where they stopped last year. This according to Vasilis Palmas, Cyprus’ deputy minister to the President, Nicos Anastasiades. The previous round of talks, which...