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Secretary-General's Report to the Security Council

The present document provides the Security Council with an updated
assessment of the state of the negotiations in Cyprus since the Secretary-General's previous report
(S/2011/498 – August 2011).

SG Report Good Offices 12 March 2012

 

Resolution 1325 - Cyprus 2012 Open Day

 

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus 23 October

 

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus
 

The Secretary-General met today with his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide. Mr. Eide briefed him on the latest developments in Cyprus and the immediate region.

The Secretary-General expressed concern over the tensions that have arisen in relation to hydrocarbons and o...ver the suspension of negotiations. He stressed the need for all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation, so as to avoid any further instability in an already volatile region.

The Secretary-General underscored the need for the parties in Cyprus to return to the negotiating table without delay. He further called on countries of the region to help create a conducive environment for productive talks. He noted that, as both leaders have stated, the two communities can ill afford to perpetuate the status quo, in particular in light of the deteriorating regional context.

In view of the Special Adviser’s upcoming visits to Cyprus, as well as to Turkey and Greece, the Secretary-General expressed his hope that all concerned will work constructively with Mr. Eide to swiftly overcome the current difficulties.

Finally, the Secretary-General recalled the commitment made by the two leaders in September to accelerate the negotiating process.

New York, 23 October 2014
We are developing “very constructive ideas” on the way forward

ESPEN BARTH EIDE

 

 
We are developing “very constructive ideas” on the way forward
 
UN Secretary-General`s Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide said from New York: “I had an excellent and very substantive meeting with my good friend the foreign minister (of Greece) and I think we are developing very constructive ideas on the way forward trying to bring some new dynamism into ...a very old conflict”.

Eide also said that he will see Victoria Nuland, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs later tomorrow and recalled that he met with Russian officials.

“It is interesting that the Cyprus issue while is very divisive on the island it‘s quite uniting in New York in the sense that the Security Council has one opinion namely that there should be a process towards a settlement and they consider settlement the reunification of the island and that is quite important because we are living in times where there is big disagreement on issues like Ukraine, Syria,” he said, pointing out that “on the Cyprus issue the P5 countries are perfectly aligned.”

Eide said that international support is important but what is even more important is support on the island by the two communities.

 

Statement made by the SASG on behalf of the leaders following the meeting of 17 September 2014

 

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Statement made by the SASG on behalf of the leaders following the meeting of 17 September 2014
 
• The leaders welcomed my appointment by the Secretary General as his new Special Advisor on Cyprus.
• The leaders met today in a friendly and constructive atmosphere following their fruitful discussions at dinner last night. They have reviewed the state of play in the talks thus far. They agreed that their negotiators and teams had completed submitting proposals on all issues and recognised the enormous amount of work that had been conducted to conclude the second phase of the negotiations.
• The leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to lead the negotiations in an interdependent, results-oriented manner, through a win win approach, with the aim to reach a settlement as soon as possible, and hold separate simultaneous referenda thereafter, in order to put an end to the unacceptable status quo, as outlined in the Joint Declaration.
• The leaders agreed to move to the next phase of structured negotiations. They have instructed their negotiators to enter into active negotiations with a view to bridging the gaps through real negotiation on unresolved core issues and to increase the pace of their meetings.
• The leaders agreed to increase also the frequency of their meetings, as appropriate, and to hold meetings at least twice per month.
• Finally, the leaders would like to thank Ms. Buttenheim for her tireless efforts in facilitating the talks during the past five months as acting Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Cyprus.

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65812014-10-30 11:00:00.0Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus 23 October

 

Espen-Ban 

 

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus
 

The Secretary-General met today with his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide. Mr. Eide briefed him on the latest developments in Cyprus and the immediate region.

The Secretary-General expressed concern over the tensions that have arisen in relation to hydrocarbons and o...ver the suspension of negotiations. He stressed the need for all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation, so as to avoid any further instability in an already volatile region.

The Secretary-General underscored the need for the parties in Cyprus to return to the negotiating table without delay. He further called on countries of the region to help create a conducive environment for productive talks. He noted that, as both leaders have stated, the two communities can ill afford to perpetuate the status quo, in particular in light of the deteriorating regional context.

In view of the Special Adviser’s upcoming visits to Cyprus, as well as to Turkey and Greece, the Secretary-General expressed his hope that all concerned will work constructively with Mr. Eide to swiftly overcome the current difficulties.

Finally, the Secretary-General recalled the commitment made by the two leaders in September to accelerate the negotiating process.

New York, 23 October 2014
 

 

 

Espen-Ban
 
Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus
 

The Secretary-General met today with his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide. Mr. Eide briefed him on the latest developments in Cyprus and the immediate region.

The Secretary-General expressed concern over the tensions that have arisen in relation to hydrocarbons and o...ver the suspension of negotiations. He stressed the need for all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation, so as to avoid any further instability in an already volatile region.

The Secretary-General underscored the need for the parties in Cyprus to return to the negotiating table without delay. He further called on countries of the region to help create a conducive environment for productive talks. He noted that, as both leaders have stated, the two communities can ill afford to perpetuate the status quo, in particular in light of the deteriorating regional context.

In view of the Special Adviser’s upcoming visits to Cyprus, as well as to Turkey and Greece, the Secretary-General expressed his hope that all concerned will work constructively with Mr. Eide to swiftly overcome the current difficulties.

Finally, the Secretary-General recalled the commitment made by the two leaders in September to accelerate the negotiating process.

New York, 23 October 2014
65612014-09-29 11:00:00.0We are developing “very constructive ideas” on the way forward

ESPEN BARTH EIDE

 

We are developing “very constructive ideas” on the way forward

 

UN Secretary-General`s Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide said from New York: “I had an excellent and very substantive meeting with my good friend the foreign minister (of Greece) and I think we are developing very constructive ideas on the way forward trying to bring some new dynamism into ...a very old conflict”.

Eide also said that he will see Victoria Nuland, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs later tomorrow and recalled that he met with Russian officials.

“It is interesting that the Cyprus issue while is very divisive on the island it‘s quite uniting in New York in the sense that the Security Council has one opinion namely that there should be a process towards a settlement and they consider settlement the reunification of the island and that is quite important because we are living in times where there is big disagreement on issues like Ukraine, Syria,” he said, pointing out that “on the Cyprus issue the P5 countries are perfectly aligned.”

Eide said that international support is important but what is even more important is support on the island by the two communities.

 

ESPEN BARTH EIDE

 

 
We are developing “very constructive ideas” on the way forward
 
UN Secretary-General`s Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide said from New York: “I had an excellent and very substantive meeting with my good friend the foreign minister (of Greece) and I think we are developing very constructive ideas on the way forward trying to bring some new dynamism into ...a very old conflict”.

Eide also said that he will see Victoria Nuland, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs later tomorrow and recalled that he met with Russian officials.

“It is interesting that the Cyprus issue while is very divisive on the island it‘s quite uniting in New York in the sense that the Security Council has one opinion namely that there should be a process towards a settlement and they consider settlement the reunification of the island and that is quite important because we are living in times where there is big disagreement on issues like Ukraine, Syria,” he said, pointing out that “on the Cyprus issue the P5 countries are perfectly aligned.”

Eide said that international support is important but what is even more important is support on the island by the two communities.

 

65762014-09-17 11:00:00.0Statement made by the SASG on behalf of the leaders following the meeting of 17 September 2014

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Statement made by the SASG on behalf of the leaders following the meeting of 17 September 2014
 

 The leaders welcomed my appointment by the Secretary General as his new Special Advisor on Cyprus.

• The leaders met today in a friendly and constructive atmosphere following their fruitful discussions at dinner last night. They have reviewed the state of play in the talks thus far. They agreed that their negotiators and teams had completed submitting proposals on all issues and recognised the enormous amount of work that had been conducted to conclude the second phase of the negotiations.
• The leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to lead the negotiations in an interdependent, results-oriented manner, through a win win approach, with the aim to reach a settlement as soon as possible, and hold separate simultaneous referenda thereafter, in order to put an end to the unacceptable status quo, as outlined in the Joint Declaration.
• The leaders agreed to move to the next phase of structured negotiations. They have instructed their negotiators to enter into active negotiations with a view to bridging the gaps through real negotiation on unresolved core issues and to increase the pace of their meetings.
• The leaders agreed to increase also the frequency of their meetings, as appropriate, and to hold meetings at least twice per month.
• Finally, the leaders would like to thank Ms. Buttenheim for her tireless efforts in facilitating the talks during the past five months as acting Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Cyprus.

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EBE16092014

 

Statement made by the SASG on behalf of the leaders following the meeting of 17 September 2014
 
• The leaders welcomed my appointment by the Secretary General as his new Special Advisor on Cyprus.
• The leaders met today in a friendly and constructive atmosphere following their fruitful discussions at dinner last night. They have reviewed the state of play in the talks thus far. They agreed that their negotiators and teams had completed submitting proposals on all issues and recognised the enormous amount of work that had been conducted to conclude the second phase of the negotiations.
• The leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to lead the negotiations in an interdependent, results-oriented manner, through a win win approach, with the aim to reach a settlement as soon as possible, and hold separate simultaneous referenda thereafter, in order to put an end to the unacceptable status quo, as outlined in the Joint Declaration.
• The leaders agreed to move to the next phase of structured negotiations. They have instructed their negotiators to enter into active negotiations with a view to bridging the gaps through real negotiation on unresolved core issues and to increase the pace of their meetings.
• The leaders agreed to increase also the frequency of their meetings, as appropriate, and to hold meetings at least twice per month.
• Finally, the leaders would like to thank Ms. Buttenheim for her tireless efforts in facilitating the talks during the past five months as acting Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Cyprus.

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