March 15. 2023 /
Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs visited Ukraine and met with Volodomyr Zelensky
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Minister for Foreign Affairs Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir met with President of Ukraine Volodomyr Zelensky in Kyiv yesterday. The situation in Ukraine, I...
February 27. 2023 /
Minister for Foreign Affairs addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council
Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir Minister for Foreign Affairs addressed the beginning of the 52nd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on behalf of Iceland today. ...
February 24. 2023 /
Brutal aggression against Ukraine – One Year On
Today, the 24th of February, marks one year since the launch of Russia’s full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine. On this occasion, the international community has come together to show solidarit...
December 22. 2022 /
EUIPO’s Grand Board rules in favour of Iceland
The European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Grand Board of Appeal has rejected all of the requests of the British retail chain Iceland Foods Ltd regarding the use of the word mark Iceland. The c...
December 12. 2022 /
Nine tons of Icelandic warmth headed for Ukraine
Nine tons of Icelandic warmth were aboard a Canadian military transport aircraft that left Keflavik Airport headed for Ukraine today. The cargo consists of winter equipment for the armed forces and th...
December 01. 2022 /
Opening of an Icelandic Embassy in Warsaw
Iceland opened a new embassy today in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Arkadiusz Mularczyk, Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, at...
November 24. 2022 /
Human Rights Council adopts resolution on the human rights situation in Iran
Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution tabled by Iceland and Germany to set up an international independent fact-finding mission to investigate ongoing human rights violat...
November 23. 2022 /
Joint Statement by the Ministers of Defence of the Northern Group
Oslo, Norway, 23 November 2022 Today, representatives of the Northern Group – comprising Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the...
November 22. 2022 /
Joint statement by the Ministers of Defence of NORDEFCO
The Nordic Ministers of Defence and representatives met in Oslo today to discuss the grave security situation in Europe, the war in Ukraine, Nordic defence cooperation and the incoming Finnish and Swe...
November 11. 2022 /
Joint statement by JEF Defence Ministers
Defence Ministers of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) met in Edinburgh on 9-10 November. During the Ministerial, the security situation in Europe, support to Ukraine and collective approaches to se...
November 09. 2022 /
Iceland takes over the Presidency of the Council of Europe
Iceland took formally over the Presidency of the Council of Europe from Ireland today at a meeting of the Committee of Ministers in Strasbourg. This is the third time Iceland assumes the Presidency o...
November 07. 2022 /
Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe held in Iceland
The fourth Summit in the history of the Council of Europe will be held in Iceland on May 16-17, 2023. The Prime Minister of Iceland and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland today announced...
November 03. 2022 /
Iceland’s Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2023
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has presented the programme for the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers for 2023. The Prime Minister presented the one-year Presidency programme ...
October 31. 2022 /
Female foreign ministers publish joint statement on women's rights in Iran
Sixteen female foreign ministers met online on 20th October to discuss the serious human rights violations taking place in Iran, not least against women and children. Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadó...
October 03. 2022 /
JEF Defence Ministers Statement
Following the deliberate damage caused to the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea, today Defence Ministers of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) met virtually to share assessments of the blatant ...
September 30. 2022 /
Joint statement by the Nordic Ministers of Defence
The Nordic defence ministers issued the following statement after a virtual meeting on 30 September 2022: We, the Nordic Ministers of Defence are deeply concerned about the damage to the Nord Stream p...
September 26. 2022 /
Foreign Minister of Iceland addressed the UN General Assembly
The efforts of every country to safeguard the multilateral system were the guiding principles in Minister Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjord Gylfadóttir's first annual address to the United Nations General Ass...
September 21. 2022 /
Iceland supports EOD and demining efforts for Ukraine
On 11 August, Defence Ministers of 26 nations met in Copenhagen for a conference jointly hosted by Ukraine, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. The conference, organised to complement the efforts of the ...
August 26. 2022 /
Presidents and Foreign Ministers of the Baltic States visit Iceland
The foreign ministers of the Baltic states and Iceland signed a Joint Declaration today at a gathering in Höfði, Reykjavík, celebrating three decades of diplomatic relations between the countries. In...
August 18. 2022 /
Icelandic heritage celebrated in "New Iceland" in North America
The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, Íslendingadagurinn, was held in the town of Gimli in Canada on 31 July and 1 August. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, was a gues...