Permanent Representative of Iceland

Gunnar Gunnarsson

2002 - 2008

Bom 16 March 1948 in Reykjavik

1979 - 1987 Director, Icelandic Commission on Security and International Affairs
1978 -1987 Lecturer in International Politics, University of Iceland
1987 - 1991 Assistant Professor in International Politics, University of Iceland
1989 -1991 Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
1991
Minister Councellor, Political Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1991 - 1992 Political Director, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1992 - 1993 Ambassador of Iceland to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
1994 - 1998 Ambassador to the Russian Federation, as well as Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Romania and Mongolia.
1998 - 2001 Ambassador, Political Department
2001-2002 Director of the Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2002 - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iceland to NATO and WEU, Brussels, and OPCW, The Hague,

 

Married to Unnur Ulfarsdottir. They have two daughters.

Academic background:

Diplom Politologe, Free University, Berlin 1978

He is the author of a number of publications on foreign and security affairs.