Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Iceland has set 65 priority targets that are implemented through targets set for various policy areas in the government’s five-year fiscal strategy and various other government policies and programmes. To improve efficiency and oversight in policy formulation and planning, it was decided to set priority targets. It is, however, important to note that the priority targets do not exclude work on implementing other targets.

Leading Ministry and respective unit

The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for national implementation and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for the international representation of Iceland.

Other ministries involved

All ministries are involved along with Statistics Iceland, the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities and the Parliament.

Main contact point for the implementation process

Ásta Bjarnadóttir (

Links to main websites/documents on national implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs
Voluntary National Reviews

Voluntary National Review 2019

Voluntary National Review 2019 (as PDF)

Iceland is planning to submit its second VNR in 2023.