Human Rights Council, 22nd session - Syria
Monday 11 March 2013, Iceland took part in two joint statements on the human rights situation in Syria delivered during the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The statements were both delivered during an Interactive Dialouge wit...
Seventh Syrian Humanitarian Forum
On Tuesday 19 February, OCHA hosted the seventh Syrian Humanitarian Forum in Geneva. Iceland took part in a joint statement along with 48 countries, which was delivered by Belgium. The main focus of the statement is on the lack of access for medical ...
CEDAW Seminar on Access to Justice
On the occasion of its 54th session, held in Geneva from 11 February to 1 March 2013, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women organized a half-day general discussion on access to justice in Palais des Nations, Monday 18 Febru...
Iceland welcomes acquittal in Icesave case
The EFTA Court ruling on Icesave rejected all claims by the EFTA Surveillance Authority that Iceland should be declared in breach of the EEA Agreement. The Court rejected the claim that Iceland has breached the Deposit Guarantee Directive or has disc...
Iceland's CESCR review
Iceland's fourth review before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) took place in Geneva on November 21st. The review provided a forum for a stimulating and fruitful discussion on Iceland's policy and record on a range o...
UN Human Rights Council - 21st Session
The 21st UN Human Rights Council took place on September 10-28 in Geneva. The Council is the supreme human rights institution in the UN system and convenes three times a year. In the Council, pressing human rights issues are discussed and resolu...
You Are In Control Conference 4. - 6. Nov 2012, Reykjavík
Between November 4-6 2012, Reykjavik will host the 5th edition of You Are In Control, a hothouse for creatives and thinkers interested in cross-platform explorations and ideas relating to future business models created by the digital revolution.
Cabinet reshuffle
Iceland's President
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 prom...
Icelanders Invite Tourists Into Their Homes
Iceland's President
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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