Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN
New York

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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24.10.2011

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

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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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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