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About the Mission

The Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN represents the government of Iceland at the UN headquarters in New York. It participates in the work of the General Assembly and its main committees as well as in other UN bodies where Iceland has been elected to serve. The Mission is headed by the Permanent Representative of Iceland to the UN.

The Permanent Mission acts as an Embassy to Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. 

Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN in New York


800 Third Avenue, 36th floor

New York NY 10022

Phone: +1 (212) 593 2700



Open all week days from 09:00 - 16:30

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Bergdís EllertsdóttirPermanent Representativebergdis.ellertsdottir@utn.stjr.is
Berglind St. LouisSecretaryberglind.StLouis@utn.stjr.is
Francisco GonzalesAssistant
Helen Inga Stankiewicz Von ErnstSecond Secretary HelenInga.VonErnst@utn.stjr.is
Hildigunnur EngilbertsdóttirAdviserhildigunnur.engilbertsdottir@utn.stjr.is
Jónas Gunnar AllanssonMinister Counsellorjonas.allansson@utn.stjr.is
Sesselja Sigurðardóttir Counsellorsesselja.sigurdardottir@utn.stjr.is
Tinna ÞórarinsdóttirSecretarytinna.thorarinsdottir@utn.stjr.is

Permanent Representative and Ambassador

Bergdís Ellertsdóttir

Current position

2018     Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, New York.

Professional Career:

Ambassador of Iceland to Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and San Marino, 2014-2018.

Head of the Icelandic Mission to the European Union, September 2014-2018

Director, International Trade Negotiations. Chief negotiator Iceland-China FTA. Directorate for Trade and Economic Affairs, September 2012

Deputy Secretary General. European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Brussels, 2007-2012

Director General for International Security and Development Co-operation Affairs. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, January 2007

Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Iceland, 2005-2006

Head of European Affairs, Deputy Director General. Trade Department. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2003-2004

Deputy Director, Political Department. Dealing with security issues, NATO, OSCE, bilateral relations with the United States, Canada and Russia, 2000-2003

Political Officer. NATO HQ, Political Division, Brussels, 1998-2000

Deputy Head of Mission. Embassy of Iceland in Bonn with accreditation to Switzerland, Austria and the OSCE, 1995-1998  

First Secretary. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Trade Department, 1991-1995.


European Studies (M.A.), University of Essex, UK, 1988-1989

Political Science and English (B.A.), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, 1985-1987

Political Science, English and History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, 1983-1985

German, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, 1982-1983.

Marital status:

                              Mrs Ellertsdóttir was born in 1962. She is married with four children. 

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