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Kids help kids - 15.12.2006

Op-ed by the Icelandic minister for foreign affairs, Ms. Valgerður Sverrisdóttir and the Executive Director of WFP, Mr. James Morris in relation to Iceland’s donation of US$ 3.2 million for the WFP school feeding programme in Africa.

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Security Council reform - 11.12.2006

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

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The situation in Afghanistan - 28.11.2006

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

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Address on Foreign Affairs by Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs - 16.11.2006

Delivered at the Althing at its 133rd legislative session, 2006 - 2007. MORE...

United Nations University - 14.11.2006

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

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Groups of countries in special situations - 8.11.2006

Statement by Harald Aspelund, Deputy Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations.

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Report of the Economic and Social Council [42] - 3.11.2006

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

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Special Forum of the Committee on World Food Security - 30.10.2006

Address on behalf of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Mrs Valgerður Sverrisdóttir. MORE...

Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency [81] - 30.10.2006

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

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Resolution 1325 (2000) Women, Peace and Security - 26.10.2006

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

The 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Salekhard, Russia - 26.10.2006

Address by H.E. Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland. MORE...

Sustainable development - 25.10.2006

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

UN University Geothermal Training Programme - 20.10.2006

Address given by H.E. Mrs. Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, at the Closing Ceremony of the 28 session of the United Nation University Geothermal Training Programme. MORE...

International migration and development - 19.10.2006

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

Sustainable Whaling - 18.10.2006

Information on the governance of Iceland’s living marine resources and scientific research projects on whales and other marine mammals in the North Atlantic. MORE...

Fight against Terrorism - 16.10.2006

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

Rights of Children - 16.10.2006

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

International Seminar on the Hydrogen Economy for Sustainable Development - 11.10.2006

Reykjavik, Iceland, 28-29 September 2006 - Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations. MORE...

Icelandic contribution to United Nations Peacebuilding Fund - 11.10.2006

Foreign Minister Valgerður Sverrisdóttir has decided to allocate USD 1 million to the Peacebuilding Fund, a special UN fund to assist countries recovering from conflict. MORE...
Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, utanríkisráðherra, og Paul Wolfowitz, forseti Alþjóðabankans

Meeting between the Foreign Minister and the President of the World Bank - 11.10.2006

The meeting concerned some of the chief emphases in the Bank's work, including its increasing concentration on energy issues and the fight against corruption. MORE...

Advancement of Women - 10.10.2006

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

Sixty-first Session of the United Nations General Assembly - 3.10.2006

General Debate of the First Committee - Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations. MORE...

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization - 2.10.2006

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

International Seminar on Hydrogen Economy for Sustainable Development - 28.9.2006

Opening Address by H.E. Mrs. Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland. MORE...

Luncheon, Icelandic–American Chamber of Commerce, New York - 27.9.2006

Keynote Speech By Mrs. Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland. MORE...
Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, utanríkisráðherra, flytur ávarps á allsherjarþingi Sameinuðu þjóðanna

Foreign Minister of Iceland at the UN - 26.9.2006

Statement by H.E. Mrs. Valgerður Sverrisdóttir Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland at the Sixty-first Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. MORE...

High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development - 15.9.2006

Statement by Ambassador Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations.
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North Meets North - Navigation and the Future of the Arctic - 4.9.2006

Report of a working group of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs MORE...

The Polar Mediterranean - Change and Opportunities for the Countries of the Arctic Rim - 31.8.2006

Address by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson, Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, at the Norwegian Sea Power Seminar 2006, Ulvik.
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Reform of the Security Council - 20.7.2006

Statement by Mr. Harald Aspelund, Chargé d'affaires a.i. Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations in debate in the UN General Assembly on Security Council reform. MORE...

Full and productive employment and decent work for all - 5.7.2006

Statement by Mr. Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the UN Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council.

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Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons - 3.7.2006

Statement by Mr. Harald Aspelund, Deputy Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations at the the United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects held in New York 26 June to 7 July 2006 MORE...

Law of the Sea - 22.6.2006

Statement by Tomas H. Heidar, Legal Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, at the Sixteenth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention to the Law of the Sea.
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Valgerður Sverrisdóttir tekur við embætti utanríkisráðherra af Geir H. Haarde

New Minister for Foreign Affairs - 15.6.2006

Former Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mrs. Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, took office today as Minister for Foreign Affairs. MORE...

Ecosystem Approaches and Oceans - 13.6.2006

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson, Director, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, at the The Seventh Meeting of the Oceans and the Law of the Sea: UN Open-ended Informal Consultations, Ecosystem Approaches and Oceans.
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Sixth Consular Conference - 8.5.2006

Opening address by Mr. Geir H. Haarde, Minister for Foreign Affairs. MORE...

The UN Commission on Sustainable Development - SIDS Day - 8.5.2006

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson, Director, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, at the Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, SIDS Day.
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The Key to Sustainable Development - 3.5.2006

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson, Director, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, at the Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. MORE...

Improving access to reliable, affordable, economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound energy services - 2.5.2006

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson, Director, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, at the Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.
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Air Pollution/atmosphere and climate change - 1.5.2006

Statement by Ambassador Gunnar Pálsson, Director, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, at the Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

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General debate of the UN Committee on information - 25.4.2006

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

Increase in the Membership of the Security Council - 20.4.2006

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

60th GA: Informal consultation of the plenary on environment - 19.4.2006

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

The importance of the UN for Iceland - 6.4.2006

Speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geir H. Haarde, at the Nordic House. MORE...

Report by Geir H. Haarde, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade - 6.4.2006

Delivered at the Althing at its 132nd legislative session, 2005 - 2006 MORE...

The EEA Agreement: Taking stock and looking to the future - 31.3.2006

Speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geir H. Haarde. MORE...

Icelandic Foreign Policy in a Changing World - 29.3.2006

Address by His Excellency Mr. Geir H. Haarde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Berlin. MORE...

Adoption of the Resolution creating the Human Rights Council - 15.3.2006

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

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Open debate of the Security Council: The situation in Afghanistan - 14.3.2006

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

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Island i en globalisert verden - 10.3.2006

Utenriksministerens tale på Høyskolen i Stavanger. MORE...