Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN
New York

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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28.02.2011

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson Permanent Representative

55 th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
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15.02.2011

The Iceland Design Center presents DesignMarch 24-27 March 2011

The Iceland Design Center presents DesignMarch 24-27 March 2011 The Iceland Design Center is proud to present the upcoming DesignMarch taking place 24–27 of March, bringing the awakening of spring and the growth in Icelandic design.
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09.02.2011

The Reykjavík Arts Festival 2011 May 20 to June 5

The Reykjavík Arts Festival 2011 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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06.12.2010

Study shows culture and creative industries as one of Iceland's biggest economic sectors

The study also shows that around 6% of the labour force is employed by the creative industries, which makes the creative class"one of the most populous in the country.
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29.10.2010

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson Permanent Representative

Open debate in the Security Council on Women and peace and security
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19.10.2010

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson Permanent Representative

Open debate in the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East
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18.10.2010

Statement by Ms. María Mjöll Jónsdóttir First Secretary

Rights of the Child

3rd Committee

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28.09.2010

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson Permanent Representative of Iceland

Paris Commitments to protect children from recruitment or use by armed conflicts or armed groups
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27.09.2010

Statement by H.E. Mr. Össur Skarphéðinsson Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade

United Nations 65th General Assembly

General Debate

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