Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir
|Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir|
|Minister for Foreign Affairs|
24 May 2007 – 1 February 2009
|Prime Minister||Geir Haarde|
|Preceded by||Valgerður Sverrisdóttir|
|Succeeded by||Össur Skarphéðinsson|
|Mayor of Reykjavik|
13 June 1994 – 1 February 2003
|Preceded by||Árni Sigfússon|
|Succeeded by||Þórólfur Árnason|
31 December 1954 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Alliance (since 2000)
Women's List (until 2000)
|Children||Two sons (b. 1983, 1985)|
|Alma mater||University of Iceland
University of Copenhagen
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir (pronounced [ˈiɲcɪpjœrk ˈsoulrun ˈcistlatouhtɪr]) (born 31 December 1954) is an Icelandic politician from the Social Democratic Alliance, formerly Minister for Foreign Affairs 2007–2009 and leader of the Alliance 2005–2009. She is currently the designated representative of UN Women to Turkey and designated regional director for Europe and Central Asia.
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir was born in Reykjavík on 31 December 1954, the daughter of salesman Gísli Gíslason (born 30 November 1916, died 23 October 2006) and homemaker Ingibjörg J. Níelsdóttir (born 23 February 1918).
She received her bachelor's degree in history and literature from the University of Iceland in 1979. Then she went to Denmark to study as a guest student at the University of Copenhagen. In 1981 she came back to Iceland where she graduated as a cand.mag. in history from University of Iceland in 1983.
Ingibjörg Sólrún started her political career in the Women's List (Samtök um kvennalista), a party she represented in Reykjavík's City Council from 1982 to 1988. She also represented the party in Parliament from 1991 to 1994.
She became Mayor of Reykjavík in 1994 when she led a coalition of four political parties called Reykjavíkurlistinn, winning the elections. She was the city's Mayor until 2003.
In 2005 Ingibjörg Sólrún became the leader of the Alliance after a sharply contested election between her and the previous party leader Össur Skarphéðinsson.
- "UN Women: Turkey can be regional model for women's rights". March 9, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
|Mayor of Reykjavík
|Minister for Foreign Affairs
|Party political offices|
|Chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance