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  • 28 February 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    New partnership agreement with ICRC

    Anna Jóhannsdóttir, Deputy Permanent Secretary, and Robert Mardini, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed on 27 February 2024 a new partnership agreement on Ic...


  • 28 February 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs calls for collective action at the Human Rights Council

    Iceland’s Foreign Minister Bjarni Benediktsson stressed the importance of collective action to address the regression of human rights as he delivered Iceland’s speech at the United Nations Human ...


  • 26 February 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Permanent Secretary of State, Mr. Martin Eyjólfsson, travelled to New Delhi for Nordic-Baltic participation in the Raisina Dialogue

    On 21-23 February, the Permanent Secretary of State, Mr. Martin Eyjólfsson, visited New Delhi in the company of Nordic-Baltic colleagues to attend the annual Raisina Dialogue. The trip was undertaken ...


  • 24 February 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Long-term support to Ukraine

    The Government of Iceland will put forward a five-year plan to Althingi to cement Iceland‘s long-term commitment of support to Ukraine in its fight against Russia‘s illegal invasion. Iceland will also...


  • 19 February 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Support for Ukraine on the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference

    Growing concerns over the state of international affairs were central to discussions at the annual Munich Security Conference held in Germany. Broad consensus on the importance of supporting Ukraine's...


  • 15 February 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland co-leads the Demining Coalition

    Iceland is among 20 countries that intend to support Ukraine in mine detection and clearance, with a declaration of intent signed in Brussels yesterday in connection with the NATO Defense Ministers' m...


  • 15 February 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    NATO Defence Ministers focus on deterrence and Ukraine in Brussels

    Strengthening defence and deterrence and closer cooperation with Ukraine were among the topics of discussion at the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) defence ministers' meeting in Brussels tod...


  • 07 February 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland supports human rights in Malawi

    Representatives of the Embassy of Iceland in Malawi, together with representatives of the Embassy of Norway and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), signed an agreement on Friday to support ...


  • 30 January 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Financial support for UNRWA delayed

    Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, decided on Friday to delay the disbursement of Iceland’s annual core contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugee...


  • 26 January 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the International Court of Justice's Order

    The Icelandic government has repeatedly called for a humanitarian ceasefire in order to ease the suffering of the people of Gaza. Today's Order of the International Court of Justice on provisional mea...


  • 25 January 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    New multi-year framework agreements with OCHA and CERF

    Einar Gunnarsson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations in Geneva, and Ramesh Rajasingham, Head and Representative of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OC...


  • 15 January 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Justice

    Reykjanes Volcanic Eruption: Icelandic Government Advice

    Eruption does not present a threat to life Damage to infrastructure in the area is being monitored and nearby town had already been evacuated No disruption to international or domestic fl...


  • 12 January 2024 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Norwegian Air Force conducts air policing around Iceland

    A flight squadron from the Norwegian Air Force is expected to arrive in the country on Monday to conduct a NATO air policing mission in Iceland for the next few weeks. This will be the eighth time tha...


  • 28 December 2023 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland takes part in NATO Cyber Defense Exercise

    Iceland recently participated in the annual NATO Cyber Defense Exercise, Cyber Coalition 2023, along with 35 allied and partner countries. This was the first time Iceland took part in the exercise. It...


  • 23 December 2023 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland joins two coalitions supporting Ukraine

    Iceland will join two coalitions providing support to Ukraine, the IT coalition and the Demining coalition.  Iceland also announced additional funding of EUR 340,000 through the NATO Comprehensiv...


  • 19 December 2023 / Ministry of Justice, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Reykjanes Volcanic Eruption: Icelandic Government Advice

    Eruption does not present a threat to life  Risk to infrastructure is being monitored and a nearby town had already been evacuated No disruptions to international or local aviation&n...


  • 05 December 2023 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    IceWind selected for the first DIANA Challenge

    The Icelandic innovation company IceWind, which develops and builds robust vertical axis wind turbines, designed to withstand all weather conditions, and be installed in remote locations, was selected...


  • 30 November 2023 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Enhanced surveillance of critical underwater infrastructure

    The Defence Ministers of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) have decided to activate a JEF Response Option, which includes enhanced surveillance of critical underwater infrastructure. The activity wi...


  • 28 November 2023 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Defence ministers discuss security developments at a meeting in Stockholm

    Security developments, strengthened defence posture and continued support for Ukraine were among the issues on the agenda in a recent two-day meeting of Nordic and Baltic defence ministers in Stockhol...


  • 28 November 2023 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Mobile field hospital donated by Iceland operational in Ukraine

    The mobile field hospital, which Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, decided in the spring to donate to the Ukrainian people, has arrived in Ukraine and is operational. The total cost of the project am...

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