Ambassador

Curriculum Vitae

 

Gunnar Pálsson

Born in Reykjavík, 25 January 1955

 

Work experience and career:

 

2011

Ambassador of Iceland to Norway, Greece, Egypt and Iran, resident in Oslo.



2009-2011

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations.

2007-2009

Ambassador of Iceland to India January 2007 – 2008. Also Ambasasador to Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nepal, Maldives and Mauritius, resident in New Delhi.

2002-2006

Director, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík 2002 – 2006.)

2002-2004

Chairman, Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) of the Arctic Council

1998-2002

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iceland to NATO and WEU, Brussels, and OPCW, The Hague

1994-1998

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, New York

1992-1994

Deputy Permanent Under-Secretary for Political Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík

1991-1992

Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), the negotiations on Confidence and Security-Building Measures (CSBM) and the negotiations on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna

1988-1990

Counsellor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík

1986-1988

Member of the International Staff of NATO, Brussels

1984-1986

First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

1979-1983

Journalist at the daily Morgunblaðið 1977-1978 and periodically 1979 -1983.

Education:

 

1984

Ph.D. in Political Science, University at Buffalo, New York.

1979

M.A. in Philosophy, University College, Dublin.

1978

Graduate studies in Philosophy at Karl Eberhardt’s University, Tübingen.

1977

B.A. in Politics and Philosophy, University College, Dublin.

Married, four children.



Inspired by Iceland