Seven Parliament representatives elected into the Committee on International Development Cooperation

14.11.2008

10.11.2009

The Parliament has elected members for the Committee on International Development Cooperation whose main role is, according to new laws on Iceland’s international development cooperation, to secure the role of the parliament in policy and decision making in regards to international development cooperation in the long term. Members of the committee are; Hjálmar Jónsson, Haukur Már Haraldsson, Sigfús Ólafsson, Drífa Hjartardóttir, Katrín Ásgrímsdóttir, Guðrún Ögmundsdóttir and Ásgerður Jóna Flosadóttir.

Vice chairpersons are Margrét Sigurgeirsdóttir, Guðrún Erlingsdóttir, Maríanna Traustadóttir, Anna Þóra Baldursdóttir, Helga Sigrún Harðardóttir, Árni Gunnarsson and Pétur Bjarnason.

The members of the committee also take seat in the Consultative Committee on International Development Cooperation, with 17 members on board. The minister for foreign affairs appoints representatives for the Consultative Committee, the chairman without nomination, but in addition to the members of the development committee, the board consists of five members from Icelandic aid agencies, two from the academic society and two from the labour market side.