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  • May 17. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office

    Iceland to host the IDAHOT+Forum in 2023

    The annual IDAHOT+Forum will be held in Iceland in May 2023 in connection with the Icelandic Presidency of the Council of Europe starting this November. This will be the tenth time the Forum is held, ...


  • May 16. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office

    Statement by Denmark, Iceland and Norway on Finland and Sweden’s decision to apply for NATO membership

    The prime ministers of Denmark, Iceland and Norway have issued the following joint statement welcoming the decisions of Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership, and emphasising that the Nordic...


  • May 13. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Nordic Defence Ministers joint statement on strengthening Nordic defence cooperation

    The Nordic defence ministers met on 11 May 2022 in Kirkenes, Norway and gave the following statement: The war in Ukraine has fundamentally changed European defence and security policy. In light o...


  • May 11. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office

    Iceland's support for Ukraine reaches one billion ISK

    Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir attended the High-Level International Donors’ Conference for Ukraine which took place in Warsaw earlier this month. At the conference, Prime Minister Jakobsdóttir a...


  • May 09. 2022 / Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    President Volodymyr Zelensky‘s address to the Icelandic Parliament

    Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, addressed members of the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi), the President of Iceland and the Government of Iceland in a live video address at a special session ...


  • April 27. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Increased support for UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA

    The subject of Minister for Foreign Affairs Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir’s meetings with the leaders of the United Nations this week was Iceland’s participation in and support for the United ...


  • April 25. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Intellecon and BBA//Fjeldco receive grant to explore geothermal heat utilization for drying tea in Kenya

    With the support of the Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Fund, consulting firm Intellecon and law firm BBA//Fjeldco will explore the possibility of utilizing geothermal heat for drying t...


  • April 25. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Children, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour

    Iceland to welcome up to 140 vulnerable refugees from Ukraine

    The Government of Iceland approved on April 22 a recommendation of the Prime Minister, Minister of Social Affairs and the Labour Market, Minister of Justice, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of ...


  • March 24. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Defence exercise Northern Viking 2022 to take place in Iceland

    The defence exercise Northern Viking 2022 will take place in Iceland and surrounding waters on 2-14 April. The main purpose of the exercise is to practice the defence of the sea routes around Iceland ...


  • March 07. 2022 / Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    The Minister of Justice permits temporary protection due to mass flight

    The Minister of Justice has decided, following local and international consultations, to immediately activate Article 44 of the Foreign Nationals Act No 80/2016, in light of the mass flight following ...


  • February 27. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Further solidarity measures for Ukraine

    Iceland has decided to close its airspace to Russian air traffic and suspend visa facilitation for Russian officials, business people and other such parties. "Like our friends and allies, we stand in ...


  • February 24. 2022 / Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland strongly condemns Russia’s attacks on Ukraine

    The Government of Iceland strongly condemns Russia’s attacks on Ukraine and expresses deep concern for the destruction and suffering that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will inevitably cause. "Our thoug...


  • February 23. 2022 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Lifting of all domestic restrictions and restrictions at the border

    Minister of Health, Willum Þór Þórsson has decided that as of Friday 25 February all public restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted, both domestically and at the border. Thereby all ...


  • January 28. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    66°North and UN Women receive grants to create jobs for refugee women

    66°North and UN Women have received grants from the Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Fund for development cooperation to work on a job creation project for refugee women from developing count...


  • January 27. 2022 / Ministry of Food٫ Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Culture and Business Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Nordic Bridges cultural initiative kicks off today!

    Nordic art and culture will be placed firmly in the spotlight when the Nordic Bridges cultural initiative officially launches in Canada on 27 January 2022. Built on pillars such as resilience and arti...


  • January 21. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Statement by the Nordic Ministers of Defence regarding the situation in and near Ukraine

    Today, the Nordic Ministers of Defence, including Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland, issued the following stateme...


  • January 07. 2022 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Kerecis receives a grant from the SDG Partnership Fund

    The medical fish skin company Kerecis has received a 230,000 USD grant from the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs’s SDG Partnership Fund to support the Kerecis Community Project in Cairo. Kerecis...


  • January 07. 2022 / Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Border measures remain unchanged until the end of February

    Regulation on COVID-19 measures at the border will remain unchanged until 28 February. Proposals on measures for the spring will be introduced no later than 20 February. This was decided at a cabinet...


  • January 04. 2022 / Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Agreement between Iceland and the United Kingdom on Youth Mobility

    UK nationals can now apply for Working Holiday residence permits in Iceland and Icelandic nationals are eligible to apply for Youth Mobility Scheme visas in the UK. This is based on an agreement betwe...


  • December 21. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Joint statement by the Nordic Ministers of Defence on Ukraine

    The Nordic Ministers of Defence, including Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland, issued the following statement on 2...

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