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Strategy for Iceland's International Development Cooperation 2011-2014. Screening Iceland Chapter 30, External Relations – Bilateral Brussels, 19 May 2011. Development Policy. 2004 ICEIDA – Policy and Plan of Operations; Gender Equality Policy

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Strategy for iceland s international development cooperation 2011 2014

Strategy for Iceland's International Development Cooperation 2011-2014

Screening Iceland

Chapter 30, External Relations – Bilateral

Brussels, 19 May 2011


Strategy for iceland s international development cooperation 2011 2014

Development Policy

2004ICEIDA – Policy and Plan of Operations; Gender Equality Policy

2005Iceland's Policy on Development Cooperation 2005-2009

2007Code of Conduct for employees of Iceland Crisis Response Unit

2008Guidelines for cooperation with NGOs

National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution No 1325

2009Code of Conduct of the Employees of the Foreign Service

Code of Conduct of the Employees of ICEIDA

2010Revised Guidelines for cooperation with NGOs

2011Strategy for Iceland's Development Cooperation 2011- 2014 (being deliberated by Parliament)

Revised National Action Plan on UNSCR No 1325

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Strategy on iceland s international development cooperation 2011 2014

Strategy on Iceland's International Development Cooperation 2011-2014

  • Stipulated by Act No 121/2008

  • Parliamentary Resolution on the strategy submitted to Althingi on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Comprehensive Approach

    • Multilateral and bilateral cooperation

    • Humanitarian assistance

    • Peace-building efforts

  • Action oriented with key deliverables


Strategy 2011 2014 point of departure

Strategy 2011-2014: Point of Departure

  • International development cooperation is one of the key pillars of Iceland's foreign policy

  • Focus

    • Fight against poverty and hunger, human rights, gender equality, democracy, peace and security

  • International commitments

    • The Millennium Development Goals

    • Monterrey Consensus

    • Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action

  • International Agreements and Conventions

    • UN Agreements on Human Rights, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CEDAW, CCD, UNFCC, UNCLOS


Strategy 2011 2014 values and principles

Strategy 2011-2014: Values and Principles

  • Iceland's development policy is rooted in the fundamental rights of all people as set out in the Charter of the UN

    • Tolerance

    • Justice

    • Solidarity

    • Cultural Diversity

  • Accountability

    • Transparency and mutual responsibility

  • Results

    • Administration, procedures, methodology to maximise results

  • Integrity

    • Strive for professionalism and to be a reliable partner


Strategy for iceland s international development cooperation 2011 2014

Strategy 2011-2014: Themes,

Priority Countries and Organisations

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Strategy 2011 2014 development effectiveness

Strategy 2011-2014: Development Effectiveness

  • Emphasis on international agreements on results and aid effectiveness

    • Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action

  • Full Membership of the OECD/DAC

  • Joint Human Resource Policy for the MFA and ICEIDA

  • Joint working groups of experts

    • Gender Equality

    • Natural Resources

    • Aid Effectiveness

  • Policy Formulation

    • Gender Equality Strategy

    • Environmental Strategy

    • Country Strategies


Oda target

ODA Target

  • Iceland's ODA

    • 2000: 0.12% of GNI

    • 2008: 0.37% of GNI

    • 2010: 0.28% of GNI

    • 2011: 0.22% of GNI (estimate)

  • Strategy envisages gradual increase

    • Increase of 0.04% of GNI until 2014

    • 0.7% of GNI by 2021

  • Revision of target

    • Accelerated in 2013 when the Strategy comes up for review

    • If GNI grows faster than predicted


Iceland and european consensus

Iceland and European Consensus

  • The Millennium Development Goals

    • Poverty focus

    • Gender equality and the empowerment of women

    • Environmental sustainability

    • Global partnerships

  • Common Values and Principles

    • Respect for human rights, equality, peace and democracy

    • Mutual accountability, ownership and participation

  • Development Effectiveness

    • Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action

    • HLF Busan 2011

  • Official Development Assistance (ODA)

    • 0.7% target


Strategy for iceland s international development cooperation 2011 2014

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