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World Trade Organization 6th Ministerial Conference - 16.12.2005

Statement by H.E. Mr. Geir H. Haarde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Head of Delegation. MORE...

Situation in Afghanistan - 29.11.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations on the situation in Afghanistan MORE...

Oceans and the Law of the Sea - 28.11.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the 60th General Assembly. MORE...

Women in Development - 14.11.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the Seconde committee of the 60th Session of the General Assembly. MORE...

Arctic Change and Policy Implications - 10.11.2005

A Keynote Address By Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson at The Second International Conference on Arctic Research Planning, ICARP II.
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Reform of the Security Council - 10.11.2005

Statement in the Security Council by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters. MORE...

Sustainable development - 2.11.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the Second Committee of the 60th Session of the General Assembly. Item 85: Sustainable development MORE...

Women and peace and security - 27.10.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations. Women and peace and security, Open debate in the Security Council. MORE...

The Global Road Safety Crisis - 26.10.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the General Assembly. Agenda item 60: The Global Road Safety Crisis. MORE...

Convention on Combating Desertification (CCD) - 25.10.2005

Statement by Iceland, delivered by Mr. Bjarni Sigtryggsson, Counsellor. MORE...

Report of the Economic and Social Council - 25.10.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the General Assembly. MORE...

Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children - 17.10.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations . MORE...

Advancement of women - 12.10.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly. MORE...

Disarmament & International Security - 4.10.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the General Debate of the First Committee of the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly.
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Report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the work of the Organization - 29.9.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the 60th General Assembly.
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Geir H. Haarde tekur við embætti af Davíð Oddssyni 27. september 2005

New Minister for Foreign Affairs - 27.9.2005

Former Minister of Finance, Mr. Geir H. Haarde, took office today as Minister for Foreign Affairs. MORE...

60th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations - 20.9.2005

Statement by H.E. Mr. Davíð Oddsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland.
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Women and Development - 21.7.2005

Two statements by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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The Question of Equitable Representation on the Security Council - 11.7.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations.

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The Millennium Development Goals - 1.7.2005

Statement by Mr. Hjálmar W. Hannesson Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council High-level segment. MORE...

Preparation for the 2005 Summit - 23.6.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the General Assembly Informal Consultations of the Plenary on the Preparation for the 2005 Summit

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Nordic foreign ministers: Iraq needs our assistance - 22.6.2005

A joint article on Iraq by the foreign ministers of the Nordic Countries was published on 22 June in Berlingske Tidende, Denmark, in Dagbladet, Norway, in Helsingin Sanomat, Finland, in Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden, and in Morgunbladid, Iceland.

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Democracy and Human Rights: A Mission for NATO? - 3.6.2005

Address by Ambassador Gunnar Palsson at a conference of the Atlantic Youth Association of Iceland. MORE...

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding - 26.5.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the open debate of the Security Council on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding on 26 May 2005. MORE...

Address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, David Oddsson - 17.5.2005

Address by David Oddsson, Foreign Minister of Iceland, at the Summit Meeting of the Council of Europe in Warsaw 17 May 2005.

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Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - 3.5.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the General Debate of the 2005 Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty. MORE...

Address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, David Oddsson, on foreign affairs to the Althing - 29.4.2005

Delivered in the Althing at its 131st legislative session, 2004-2005. MORE...

Strengthening the United Nations - 27.4.2005

Statement by Mr. Harald Aspelund, Deputy Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the informal thematic consultations of the General Assembly on Cluster IV contained in the report of the Secretary General.

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Freedom from fear - 21.4.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the informal thematic consultations of the General Assembly on Cluster II (Freedom from fear) contained in the report of the Secretary General.

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Freedom from want - 21.4.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the informal thematic consultations of the General Assembly on Cluster I contained in the report of the Secretary General.

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The Report of the Secretary General - 19.4.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the informal thematic consultations of the General Assembly on Cluster III contained in the report of the Secretary General.

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General Debate of the UN Committee on Information - 19.4.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations.

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Follow-up to the outcome of the Millenium Summit: report of the Secretary-General - 8.4.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the Fifty-ninth Session of the United Nations General Assembly. MORE...

Graduation ceremony at the UNU Fisheries Training Programme - 24.2.2005

Address of Ambassador Jón Egill Egilsson on behalf of the Minister for Foreign Affairs Davíð Oddsson at the graduation ceremony of the UNU Fisheries Training Programme, 23. February 2005. MORE...

Informal Plenary Session of the General Assembly on the report on the Millenium Project and the report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. - 23.2.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the informal Plenary Session of the General Assembly on the report on the Millenium Project and the report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change MORE...

Security Council on Children and armed conflict. - 23.2.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the open debate of the Security Council on Children and armed conflict on 23 February 2005. MORE...

Exchange of views on finding and recommendations of the United Nations Millenium Project - 14.2.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the fifty-ninth Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on February 11 2005. MORE...

Informal meeting of the plenary on the report of the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Changes - 31.1.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations.
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The Foreign Policy Implications of Arctic Warming - 27.1.2005

A Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson at a Workshop on Arctic Warming in Washington D.C. MORE...

Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance - 19.1.2005

Statement by Mr. Harald Aspelund, Deputy Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the Fifty-ninth Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, 18-19 January 2005. MORE...
Inngangsvefur utanríkisþjónustu Íslands

The Icelandic Foreign Service - New Website - 19.1.2005

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has opened a new portal at www.iceland.org for the Icelandic Foreign Service’s websites. Furthermore, www.iceland.is - a general information site on Iceland, its nature, society and people - has been re-designed and updated. MORE...

Small Island Developing States - 13.1.2005

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, at the International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the 1994 Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA) on Small Island Developing States. MORE...

South-East Asian Tsunami Disaster - Icelandic Relief Assistance - 10.1.2005

The Government of Iceland has allocated a total of 150 million Icelandic krona (2.5 million USD) for humanitarian and reconstruction assistance for victims of the tsunami. Non-government assistance collected stands at 110 million Icelandic krona (1.74 million USD). MORE...