Iceland’s Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, recently launched Iceland’s Presidency of the Nordic governments’ official co-operation forum, the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2014.
The Nordic House, Reykjavík. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
The program focuses on the Nordic Region’s biological resources with emphasis on sustainable use and will also include initiatives in the creative industries such as promoting Nordic music, strengthen the interaction between energy, the environment and the climate sector in Nordic co-operation.
The Nordic Council of Ministers will publish indicators for sustainable development in the Nordic Region, which, along with the welfare sector, will be the overarching focus for Nordic co-operation in the coming year, according to a press release from the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
The Presidency of the Council of Ministers, which is held for a period of one year, rotates between the five Nordic countries.