For states and organizations interested in applying to be accredited as an Observer to the Arctic Council, please follow the instructions below.

First, take a moment to read, in full, the following two documents:

The Arctic Council Rules of Procedure, with attention to items 36, 37 and 38, as well as to Annex 2, which contains sections on “Accreditation and Review of Observers” and “Criteria for Admitting Observers”.

The Arctic Council Observer Manual for Subsidiary Bodies, with attention to items 4.3, 6 and 7.1.


Having read the Rules of Procedure and the Observer Manual for Subsidiary Bodies, applicants are welcome to email the Arctic Council Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) requesting the Observer Application form. Applicants will then receive the form via email, which should be completed and returned via email to the Arctic Council Secretariat.