Statement by Committee of Ministers Chair, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 24 November 2022 Strasbourg

“On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I reaffirm Iceland’s steadfast commitment to gender equality and the protection of the hard-earned progress concerning the human rights of women and girls. Together, we must combat all forms of violence against women and...

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Barnahus model helps children who suffered sexual abuse from feeling like victims for a second time, say Council of Europe leaders

Council of Europe 17 November 2022 Strasbourg

Ahead of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse marked on 18 November, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić and Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe,...

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Strasbourg in Icelandic colours

9 November 2022 Strasbourg

To mark the start of the Icelandic presidency of the Committee of Ministers, a tram in Icelandic colours was inaugurated at the “Droits de l’Homme” stop and the country’s flag was raised in Strasbourg city centre, in the presence of Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð...

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Iceland takes over Chairmanship of Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 9 November 2022 Strasbourg

Iceland has taken over the rotating Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers from Ireland during a meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 46 member states. The incoming Chair – Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir –...

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Summit in Reykjavik to renew ‘the Conscience of Europe’

Council of Europe 7 November 2022 Strasbourg

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ireland Simon Coveney, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić have all welcomed the Committee of Ministers’ decision to hold a Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe on 16-17 May 2023...

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