Fastanefnd Íslands í Vín hóf starfsemi frá árinu 1999 gengt hlutverki fastanefndar Íslands gagnvart Öryggis- og Samvinnustofnun Evrópu (ÖSE/OSCE). Frá 7. maí 2001 var fastanefndin einnig sendiráð gagnvart Austurríki og sex öðrum löndum sem flest eru í Mið-Evrópu, þ.e. Tékklandi, Slóvakíu, Ungverjalandi, Bosníu og Hersegóvínu, Makedóníu og Slóveníu, en lokaði sendiráðsstarfsemi 1. maí 2018.
Síðan 1. maí 2018 gegnir sendiskrifstofan mikilvægu hlutverki sem fastanefnd Íslands gagnvart ÖSE, skrifstofu Sameinuðu þjóðanna í Vín (UNOV), Alþjóðakjarnorkumálastofnuninni (IAEA) og skrifstofu undirbúningsnefndar samningsins um allsherjarbann við tilraunum með kjarnorkuvopn (CTBTO).
Fastanefndin er staðsett í 1. hverfi Vínar á Naglergasse 2/8. Næstu lestarstöðvar eru Herrengasse (U3) og Stephansplatz (U1 og U3).
Kristín A. Árnadóttir
Permanent Representative of Iceland designate to the OSCE, IAEA, CTBTO and UNOV, Vienna.
2019 – 2021
Head of Department of Bilateral Relations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, accredited to New Zealand and Slovenia, Department of Home Based Ambassadors. Special Envoy for Gender Equality since 1 January 2018.
2013 - 2018
Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland in Helsinki, Finland, accredited to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.
2010 – 2013
Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland in Beijing, China, accredited to Australia, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, New Zealand, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
2006 - 2013
Director of Office of Communication and Culture, Director of Executive Management Office, Deputy Permanent Secretary of State, Special Envoy and Campaign Manager for Iceland’s First time Candidacy for the UN Security Council (2008), Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland.
1994 – 2006
Political Advisor to the Mayor of the City of Reykjavík, Director of Secretariat of the Mayor and Director of Organizational Development, Services and Information – during the terms of five Mayors.
Sabbatical: Leadership Team of the UN African Millennium Cities Initiative, led by Dr. Jeffrey M. Sachs, mainly focusing on potential and utilization of geothermal energy in the African Rift Valley.
Journalist, Co-organizer of various conferences and events, Campaign Manager in local and national elections for the Women’s Alliance and Director of Parliamentary Group.
Master of Arts in Public Administration and Governance, Executive Program, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA.
Bachelor of Arts in English and Mass Communication, University of Iceland.
Born on 18 March 1957 in Reykjavík, Iceland, mother of three daughters.