Permanent Representative: Minister Plenipotentiary Mr. Guðni Bragson (2018)


Curriculum Vitae of Guðni Bragason, born in Reykjavík, Iceland 1957.



2018 -              Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OSCE, IAEA, CTBTO and UNOV, Vienna.

2017 - 2018     Chief of Protocol, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), Reykjavík.

2016 – 2017     Director for Natural Resources and the Envionment, MFA, Reykjavík.

2015 - 2016     Senior Advisor, Dept. for Fisheries and Acquaculture, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in Rome.

2013 - 2014     Permanent Representative and Minister Plenipotentiary of Iceland to FAO, World Food Programme (WFP) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),  Rome.

2009 – 2013     Director, Iceland Crisis Response Unit (ICRU), MFA. Responsible for Icelandic participation in Peace-keeping operations of ISAF, UNDPKO, EU and election monitoring of ODIHR, as well as for contribution of personnel and funds for Humanitarian Assistance (WFP, CERF, OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF).

2005 – 2009     Chargé d´Affaires, Embassy of Iceland in Rome and Permanent Representative to FAO WFP, IFAD.

2001 – 2005     Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Iceland in Washington DC, USA.

1999 – 2001     Chief of Protocol, MFA, Reykjavík. Minister-Counselor.

1995 – 1999     Head of Division for International Organizations, Political Department, MFA.  Counselor 1995 and Deputy Political Director 1998. Member of the Governing Board of the Council of Europe Social Development Fund 1996 – 97, Committee of Senior Officials, Council of the Balitc Sea States (CBSS) 1996 – 97, Committee on Human Rights and Democratic Institutions, CBSS, 1997 – 98.

1994 – 1995     Deputy Perm. Representative to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) and Chargé d´Affaires to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), January to July 1995 (residing in Bonn).

1991 – 1995     First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland in Bonn, Germany.

1989 – 1991     Division for Culture and Information, MFA, Reykjavík.

1988 – 1989     Defense Department, MFA, Secretary to the Iceland-US Defense Council.

1985 – 1988     Foreign News Editor, Icelandic State Broadcasting Service TV, Reykjavík.



1983 – 1985     New York University, USA. M.A. degree in Journalism.

1978 – 1983     Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München, Literature and Communications.

1973 – 1977     Reykjavík Secondary Grammar School. Division for Classical Studies.


Decorations:    Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire 1990, Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur 1990, Verdienstorden 1. Klasse 1995, Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland 2001, Commendatore di Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana 2009.   

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