Soon after independence in 1960 the Republic of Cyprus became a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Council of Europe. Cyprus subsequently became a member of other international organisations, including the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the World Bank.

Cyprus has been a member of the United Nations since 20 September 1960. Cyprus firmly believes in the primacy of the United Nations and its Charter and contributes to the promotion of the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

The Security Council, the General Assembly and other bodies of the United Nations, including the Commission on Human Rights, the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and UNESCO, have been involved in the question of Cyprus and have adopted numerous resolutions on all aspects of the problem over the years.

Cyprus has been an active member of the United Nations and has been elected periodically to numerous committees and bodies of the Organisation. Cyprus is also a member of the United Nations specialised agencies and other autonomous bodies including the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the UN Education, Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), the World Health Union (WHO) , the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and others.

Address of the President of the Republic at the UN 29.09.2009Address of the President of the Republic at the UN 29.09.2009 The President of the Republic Demetris Christofias at the UN General Assembly, in New York 20.09.2010 President Christofias with the UN Secretary General at the UN General Assembly, 21.09.2010 The President of the Republic Demetris Christofias with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon The Cyprus delegation led by the President of the Republic at the UN General Assembly (September 2011)
 
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