You can help “Break the Bias” against women

This year for Women’s History month, in Cyprus, the United States, and around the world we recognized the achievements of women and girls, celebrated progress made towards achieving equality, and recommitted ourselves to ensuring the full measure of dignity and opportunity due all humans is available to women everywhere. To reach that goal, we need …

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Our Strength is our Unity: Putin Chose War. We Stand with Ukraine.

OpEd by Judith Garber U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus March 5-6, 2022 This is a dangerous moment for Europe and all freedom-loving people around the world. By launching his brutal assault on the people of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin also attacked the very pillars of global peace and democracy. But the people of Ukraine are resilient, and …

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Let’s Support Human Rights Champions

December 11, 2021 Op-Ed by Judith G. Garber, U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Last week, peoples and nations around the world commemorated International Human Rights Day and Anti-Corruption Day. This week, let us reflect on the role each one of us plays in safeguarding the ideals of democracy. President Biden made clear in his first foreign …

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OP-ED Earth Day

Earth Day:  Climate Change Calls For All of Us To Act Now  By Judith Garber U.S. Ambassador  On my very first walk around Nicosia two years ago, I passed a group young Cypriots creating posters calling on their fellow citizens to take bold action on climate change.  Their enthusiasm inspired me.  In my past diplomatic roles, I have seen first-hand the concern and passion of youth for …

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United States and Cyprus: Working Together for Cybersecurity

Op-Ed by Judith G. Garber, Ambassador of the United States of America to Cyprus Each October, the United States commemorates Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help inform people, businesses, and international partners on ways to protect personal data and proprietary information. This year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is more important than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has …

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V-E Day marked the turning point towards a democratic, prosperous, and peaceful future

Op-Ed by Ambassador Garber, as published on May 8, 2020 in Phileleftheros, Politis, Alithia, and Cyprus Mail Today is the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe in World War II — “V-E Day.” This is a day to remember and honor the shared sacrifice, enduring commitment, and unflinching bravery of the Allied forces …

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We will defeat our shared pandemic enemy and rise stronger in its wake

Op-Ed by Ambassador Garber, as published in Phileleftheros, Kathimerini, Politis, Alithia, Simerini, Sigmalive, and Cyprus Mail The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build …

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Cooperation and transparency is needed to combat COVID-19

Op-ed by Ambassador Garber, as published in Alithia, Cyprus Mail, Kathemerini, Phileleftheros, Politis, and Simerini. The celebrated American author Mark Twain reportedly once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on.”  That statement is especially true in the 21st Century.  In today’s age of social media, …

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2019 in Review & Look Ahead to 2020: Breaking New Ground in Our Bilateral Security Relationship

Ambassador Garber’s op-ed published in Phileleftheros, December 29, 2019 special edition 2019 Year in Review and Look Ahead to 2020: We Are Breaking New Ground in Our Bilateral Security Relationship Looking back on my first months living on this beautiful island it has been a remarkable year for U.S.- Cypriot relations.  The United States and …

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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Benefits of a U.S. Higher Education

Do you know that a rising young Cypriot composer has been awarded a full scholarship by a prestigious U.S. university for a PhD program? That several Cypriots are on full or partial athletic scholarships in tennis, football, basketball–even skiing–in U.S. universities? That two sisters from Cyprus are on full scholarships at a university in Iowa? …

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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Ending gender-based violence 2017

Published on November 26, 2017 Violence against women is a global scourge.  One in three women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in her lifetime, according to the World Health Organization.  At least 30 percent of these women will experience this violence at the hands of an intimate partner or relative.  These …

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