01.04.2015

28th Session of the Human Rights Council

28th Session of the Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council held its 28th regular session from 2 –27 March 2015 in Geneva.
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17.03.2015

Statement of Iceland at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Iceland at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council Mr. Thordur Sigtryggsson, First Secretary, held a statement at the General Debate on Human Rights Situations that require the Council's attention (Item 4) at the 28th Session af the Human Rights Council
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12.03.2015

Government considers Iceland no longer an EU candidate

Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson today met with his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics, who currently holds the Presidency of the European Union (EU).
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05.03.2015

Statement of Iceland at the 28th session of the Human Rights Counsil

Statement of Iceland at the 28th session of the Human Rights Counsil Statement of Iceland's Permanent Representative at the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council - General Segment
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29.01.2015

Universal Periodic Review - 21st session

Universal Periodic Review - 21st session The twentieth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group took place in Geneva from 19-30 January 2015.
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10.01.2015

Barbershop Conference to rally men and boys to uphold gender equality

Barbershop Conference to rally men and boys to uphold gender equality The Barbershop Conference, which is an initiative taken by Iceland and Suriname and aims at rallying men and boys to commit to upholding gender equality, will be held at the United Nations in New York on 14-15 January 2105.
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21.11.2014

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Iceland has notified the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights on its ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
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10.11.2014

Universal Periodic Review - 20th session

Universal Periodic Review - 20th session The twentieth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group took place in Geneva from 27 October to 7 November 2014.
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29.09.2014

27th Session of the Human Rights Council

27th Session of the Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council held its 27th regular session from 8 – 26 September 2014 in Geneva. Iceland welcomed the new High Commissioner, Mr. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein and urged him to pay particular attention to the human rights of children, women and LGBT people.
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24.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 27th session of the Human Rights Counsil

Statement of Iceland at the 27th session of the Human Rights Counsil Statement of Iceland's Permanent Representative at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council - Interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the human rights situation in Ukraine
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22.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Iceland's Permanent Representative at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council on the Human Rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
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17.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Iceland at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council Adalheidur Thorsteinsdottir, Advisor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs held a statement at the General Debate on Human Rights Situations that require the Council's attention (Item 4) at the 27th Session af the Human Rights Council
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17.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Iceland at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council Adalheidur Thorsteinsdottir, Advisor, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs held a statement yesterday at the 27th Session af the Human Rights Council - Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
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15.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Iceland at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council Statement of Iceland's Permanent Representative at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council - Item 2 & 3 General Debate
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10.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Iceland at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council Statement by Mr. Þórður Sigtryggsson, First Secretary on the panel about people deprived of the liberty
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08.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Iceland at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council Statement of Iceland's Permanent Representative at the opening session of the Human Rights Council
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08.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of Iceland at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council Statement by Mr. Þórður Sigtryggsson, First Secretary - Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery
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01.09.2014

Statement of Iceland at the 22nd special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Iraq

Statement of Iceland at the 22nd special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Iraq The Human Rights Council held its 22nd special session today on the human rights situation in Iraq in light of abuses committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant associated groups
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24.07.2014

21st special session of the Human Rights Council

21st special session of the Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council held its 21st special session on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, on 23 July 2014 in Geneva. The main purpose of the session was to address the on-going conflict taking place in Gaza.
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11.07.2014

26th Session of the Human Rights Council

26th Session of the Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council held its 26th regular session from 10 – 27 June 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Iceland raised a number of issues during the session, including the importance of combating discrimination against women in order to achieve full gender equality.
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