Iceland’s campaign for a seat in the UN Security Council has cost ISK 250 million (USD 3.9 million, EUR 2.8 million) so far and will probably total to about ISK 320 million (USD 4.9 million, EUR 3.6 million), Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir revealed.
“The total cost for the campaign is much lower than what people had estimated,” Gísladóttir told Morgunbladid. “Not everything can be achieved with money. As a small nation we will never have a campaign similar to that of our opponents, Austria and Turkey.”
According to the minister, the largest part of the amount spent on Iceland’s campaign for a seat in the Security Council has been used for strengthening Iceland’s permanent committee in New York by increasing staff there.