Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN
New York

17.10.2011

Eradication of poverty and other development issues - Statement by the Nordic Countries

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at the meeting of the second committee on agenda Item 23: Eradication of poverty and other development issues.
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14.10.2011

Rights of Children - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement at today at a meeting of the 3rd Committee on Item 65: Promotion and protection of the rights of children.
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12.10.2011

Advancement of Women - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered today a statement in the General Assembly at a meeting of the third committe on agenda item 28: Advancement of Women
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26.09.2011

66th General Assembly - General Debate - Statement by Iceland

H.E. Mr. Össur Skarphéðinsson Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Iceland delivered a statement at the General Debate of the 66th General Assembly.
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19.09.2011

Forum on airlines and airports winter operations 10 October in Iceland

Keilir Aviation Academy announces "The first Winter Operation Forum", presented in partnership with AirTransportNews, ACI, AEA, SITA, Icelandair and the Ministry of Interior and Transport in Iceland.
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27.08.2011

Iceland completes IMF Programme

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed and approved on Friday the sixth and final review of Iceland's Economic Recovery Programme, supported by a Stand-By Arrangement, making the country the first to complete such a program following the international financial recession. The objectives have been met and the successful collaboration between Iceland and the IMF has drawn considerable attention.
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19.08.2011

Inauguration of Harpa and the official lighting of the glass facade

Inauguration of Harpa and the official lighting of the glass facade An exciting programme in Harpa on August 20th from 13 until midnight culminating in the lighting of the glass facade by artist Ólafur Elíasson thirty minutes before the firework display.
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04.08.2011

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society. Application information.
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26.07.2011

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

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered the folllowing statement at a meeting of the Security Councel on the situation in the Middle East on 26 July 2011.
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20.07.2011

Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Impact of Climate Change - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a Statement at the Security Council Open Debate on 20 July on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Impact of Climate Change.
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28.06.2011

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, under agenda Item 3: Funding commitments to UN Women.
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22.06.2011

UNICEF Executive Board Annual Session on Gender Equality - Joint Statement

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Liberia, Malawi, the Netherlands, Norway and the United States of America at the UNICEF Executive Board Annual Session, discussing Item 4: Report on the progress of gender equality work in UNICEF.
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09.06.2011

High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS - Statement by Iceland

Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland delivered a statement at the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS in the General Assembly on 9 June 2011.
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06.06.2011

Safe in Iceland

Safe in Iceland Iceland is the world's most peaceful country according to the Global Peace Index 2011. There is minimum risk in almost all categories, including the one addressing the degree to which political instituions are sufficiently stable to support the needs of its citizens, businesses and overseas investors.
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01.06.2011

Grímsvötn Eruption is Over

The Department of Civil Protection has abated emergency levels to normal. Volcanologist Steinunn Jakobsdóttir at the University of Iceland, told AFP News, that no volcanic activity has been detected since 28 May.
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25.05.2011

Volcanic activity significantly reduced

Activity in the volcanic eruption in Grimsvotn in southern Iceland is significantly reduced and the volcano is reduced to emitting mostly low steam, 100-200 meters. Small explosions can still be expected, according to information from the Icelandic Met Office. Travellers are advised not to go closer to the eruption than 6 km, due to these explosions.
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23.05.2011

Eruption in Grimsvotn

A volcanic eruption began in the Grimsvotn underneath the Vatnajökull glacier in South-East Iceland on Saturday 21 May. Due to airborn ash concentration resulting from the eruption plume, aviation safety measures have been in effect and domestic and international air traffic was closed for Sunday 22 May.
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18.04.2011

A music festival at the edge of the world, and you're invited!

Inspired by Iceland will be streaming the celebrated music festival Aldrei fór ég suður live April 22 & 23 from Ísafjörður on the West Fjords AND YOU’RE INVITED! The festival is unlike any other!
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18.03.2011

Reykjavík Arts Festival May 20 to June 5

Make sure not to miss the opportunity to participate in the unique atmosphere in Reykjavík during the Reykjavík Arts Festival, which brings joy and delight to Iceland's residents and guests in May each year.
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01.03.2011

National referendum on Icesave bill held on 9 April

Following the President´s decision not to sign into law the so-called Icesave bill passed by parliament, a national referendum on its validity will be held on 9 April. The bill had been passed by the Icelandic parliament with an overwhelming majority; 44 votes out of 63 in favour.
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