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At the meeting just concluded in Oulu, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed overarching issues for the region like pollution prevention and education.
The Arctic Council hosted "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone.
On 25-26 October 2017, the Arctic Council will gather in Oulu, Finland for the first Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019).
At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ministers of the eight Arctic States and leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council met to mark the passing of the Chairmanship from the U.S. to Finland. Ministers also signed the third binding agreement negotiated under the auspices of the Council.
On 11 May 2017, the Foreign Ministers of the eight Arctic States will convene, together with delegations from the Council's indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, for the tenth biennial Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.
Two media availabilities are coming up on Tuesday 25 April 2017 in Reston, Virginia. Both will offer insight into many of the deliverables that will be highlighted during the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting coming up on 11 May 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
On May 11, the United States will host the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. Minister-level representatives from the eight Arctic States will convene to review and approve work completed under the two-year U.S. Chairmanship to improve sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.
Senior officials from the Arctic Council’s eight Member States and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) met in Juneau in preparation for the upcoming Fairbanks Ministerial meeting, which will take place in May 2017.
The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and representatives of the indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Juneau, Alaska on 8-9 March 2017. The Arctic Council’s SAOs and PPs will discuss and review the Council’s ongoing work, including programs and projects from the six Working Groups and other subsidiary bodies.
Senior officials from the Arctic Council’s eight member States and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) concluded their latest meeting in Portland, Maine on 6 October 2016.
The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Portland, Maine on 5-6 October 2016 to discuss the Council’s ongoing work and future plans to address environmental issues and promote sustainable development in the Arctic.
A joint statement from Ministers of the Arctic States on the occasion of the Arctic Council's 20th anniversary
At a meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, March 15-17, the Arctic Council gathered Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) from the eight Arctic States, and the six Permanent Participant organizations representing indigenous peoples of the Arctic, to address ongoing efforts on a range of topics of high importance for the Arctic.
The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations will meet in Fairbanks, Alaska on 16-17 March 2016 to discuss the Council’s projects, structure and functioning, as well as its future work. The United States currently holds the rotating Chairmanship of the Council, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Representatives from the eight Arctic States and the Permanent Participants (six organizations representing Arctic Indigenous peoples) met in Anchorage, Alaska on October 20-22, 2015 to advance the work of the Arctic Council.
On 20-22 October 2015, the Arctic Council will convene in Anchorage, Alaska, for its first plenary meeting since the United States assumed the Chairmanship of the Council. The meeting brings together the Arctic States, Permanent Participants (six organizations representing Arctic Indigenous peoples), Working Groups and Observers.
The Arctic Council’s six Working Groups - ACAP, AMAP, CAFF, EPPR, PAME and SDWG - have produced many landmark studies and reports on the Arctic environment and communities.
Video footage from the 9th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, which took place in Iqaluit, Canada on 24 April 2015, is now available online...
Looking for photos from the Iqaluit Ministerial Meeting? Visit our Flickr gallery for high-resolution images available for use with Creative Commons licensing.
Ministers from eight Arctic states and leaders of Arctic Indigenous Peoples met today in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada...
April 24, 2015 – Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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