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Ministry for Foreign Affairs



Iceland's Candidacy to UNESCO's Executive Board 2021-2025

Iceland has a long-standing commitment to multilateral cooperation and a strong vision for an active & effective UNESCO

We present Iceland's priorities for our 2021-2025 Executive Board candidacy, available in the six official languages of the United Nations.


Diplomatic Missions

Iceland has 26 diplomatic missions in 21 countries around the world. Furthermore, six Ambassadors are Reykjavík based, serving a number of countries and special policy areas.

In addition, Iceland has around 240 Honorary Consuls in over 90 countries.


What we do

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs safeguards the interests of Icelandic citizens, companies and consumers by facilitating access to international markets and strengthening free trade. The Ministry supports Icelandic firms abroad and promotes Icelandic arts and culture. 

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation

Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson

  • Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík North Constituency 2003-2009, for the Reykjavík South Constituency 2009-2016 and for the Reykjavík North Constituency since 2016.
  • Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party 2016-2017.
  • Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party 2013-2016 and 2005-2007.

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