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.

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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. The Arctic States will be joined by delegations from the Council's indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and observers. The Ministerial will be held in The Carlson Center Event Arena of Fairbanks, Alaska

For an overview of the Arctic Council’s history, composition and work, please read our backgrounder.
http://www.arctic-council.org/about-us

Find an overview of the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the link below.
http://www.state.gov/e/oes/ocns/opa/arc/uschair/

The media accreditation form for media interested in covering the Arctic Council meeting is below. Please note, the deadline to apply for accreditation is Thursday, 20 April at 17:00 EDT.
https://www.cvent.com/c/express/8eee1e31-4eed-4b55-96ef-903adfe278bd

Additional resources for media are also available at the link below.
http://www.arctic-council.org/index.php/en/learn-more/press-room

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State's page dedicated to the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.
https://www.state.gov/e/oes/ocns/opa/arc/uschair/ministerial/index.htm