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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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 pr...
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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 t...
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06.06.2011
Safe in Iceland
Iceland's President
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...
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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 M...
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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 ...
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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...
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