Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN
New York

20.09.2012

Resolution on strengthening the human rights treaty body system

Resolution on strengthening the human rights treaty body system Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered the following statement in the General Assembly on Monday 17 September 2012 on the resolution: "Extension of the intergovernmental process of the General Assembly on strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system."
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07.09.2012

You Are In Control Conference 4. - 6. Nov 2012, Reykjavík

Between November 4-6 2012, Reykjavik will host the 5th edition of You Are In Control, a hothouse for creatives and thinkers interested in cross-platform explorations and ideas relating to future business models created by the digital revolution.
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26.07.2012

The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered the following statement in the Security Councel on the situation in the Middle East.
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09.07.2012

UN conference on the Arms Trade Treaty - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered today the following statement at the United Nations conference on the Arms Trade Treaty.
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06.06.2012

UNICEF Executive Board

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement on behalf of Denmark, Estonia, El Salvador, Finland, Iceland, Kenya, Norway and Sweden at the UNICEF Executive Board Annual Session, discussing Report on the progress of gender equality work in UNICEF.
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01.06.2012

UN Women Executive Board Annual Session - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a Statement at the Annual session of the UN Women Executive Board on Tuesday 29 May 2012.
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27.04.2012

Middle East - Statement by Iceland

Middle East - Statement by Iceland Mr. Jón Erlingur Jónasson, Deputy Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement on the situation in the Middle East, in the Security Council, Monday 23rd of April.
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20.04.2012

Global Road Safety Crisis - Statement by Iceland

Mr. Jón Erlingur Jónasson, Deputy Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered the following statement, on Global road safety crisis, at a plenary meeting of the General Assembly, on 19 April 2012.
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02.03.2012

Commission on the Status of Women - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered today the following statement at the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
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02.03.2012

Commission on the Status of Women - Panel IV -Nordic statement

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at the High Level Panel IV at the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The topic of the panel discussion was: Progress in financing for gender equality from the perspective of international organizations and multilateral development partners.
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24.01.2012

The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question - Statement by Iceland

The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question - Statement by Iceland On January 24th, Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement in the Security Councel on the situation in the Middle East.
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19.01.2012

Icelandic Government Scholarships for the academic year 2012-2013

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships to foreign students for study of the Icelandic language, literature and history at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík.
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17.01.2012

3rd comittee - Statement by Iceland

On October 31st 2001, Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered on a statement at a 3rd committee meeting, on Right of peoples to self-determination and Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
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09.01.2012

Cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet reshuffle A new Cabinet was unveiled in Iceland on 31 December. During the reshuffle former finance minister Mr Steingrímur J. Sigfússon was named Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture as well as Minister of Economic Affairs. Mrs Oddný G. Harðardóttur was promoted into Cabinet as Minister of Finance. Mr Jón Bjarnason, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, and Mr Árni Páll Árnason, Minister of Economic Affairs, stepped down from the Cabinet. Other ministers retained their posts.
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19.12.2011

The Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered today a statement, on behalf of Andorra, Australia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland, against no-action motion on draft resolution on the Situation of Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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06.12.2011

Oceans and the Law of the Sea - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered today a statement in a plenary meeting of the General Assembly on the Oceans and the law of the sea.
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29.11.2011

Question of Palestine - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement today in the General Assembly on the recognition of Palestine as an independent and sovereign state.
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01.11.2011

UNWRA for Palestine Refugees in the New East

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement today at a meeting of the 4th commitee on the agenda Item: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
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01.11.2011

Sustainable Development - Statement by Iceland

Mr. Jón Erlingur Jónasson, Deputy Permanent Representative of Iceland, delivered a statement today in the second committee on the agenda item: Sustainable development
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27.10.2011

Icelanders Invite Tourists Into Their Homes

Icelanders Invite Tourists Into Their Homes Encouraging a nation-wide participation, The President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has invited tourists to enjoy pancakes at his home in an effort to make tourists feel welcome in Iceland.
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