Iceland prioritizes the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through concerted efforts, strong partnerships and inclusive dialogue.
Our priorities for action include education, equality, heritage, the environment, youth, and inclusion — leaving no one behind.
ICELAND IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
SINCE 1946 AND UNESCO SINCE 1964
UNESCO is one of Iceland's key partner organizations in supporting the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In April 2019, Iceland signed its first partnership agreement with UNESCO with the aim of providing predictable and flexible funding through a multi-year agreement, aligned to UNESCO’s strategic orientation and reinforcing its delivery towards the SDGs and Agenda 2030.
The country has three World Heritage Sites: Vatnajökull National Park (2019), Surtsey Island (2008), and Thingvellir National Park (2004).
Iceland's candidacy to UNESCO's Executive Board 2021-2025
- Ministry for Foreign AffairsIceland's Foreign Minister at World Press Freedom Roundtable09 Dec 2020
- Ministry for Foreign AffairsIceland contributes to the UNESCO IPDC19 Nov 2020