Создание Арктического совета считалось важной вехой, усиливающей сотрудничество на циркумполярном севере.

Арктика - уникальная область международного сотрудничества.

С момента своего создания в1996г., Арктический совет предоставил пространство и механизм для решения общих проблем в арктических государствах, уделяя особое внимание защите арктической окружающей среды и устойчивому развитию. За последние годы Совет превратился в выдающийся форум высокого уровня Арктического региона для обсуждения этих вопросов и превратил регион в зону уникального международного сотрудничества.

сотрудничество охватывает восемь арктических государств, шесть организаций коренных народов со статусом постоянного участника в Совете, шесть рабочих групп и около 40 неарктических государств и международных организаций, имеющих статус наблюдателя в Совете.

Видение сотрудничества

В основе усилий Совета по сотрудничеству лежат мир и стабильность в регионе. В своем “Видении для Арктики”, который был создан после первого раунда восьми последовательных председательств в Совете в 2013 г., арктические государства вместе с постоянными участниками заявили: “Не существует проблем, которые мы не могли бы решить сообща посредством наших сотруднических отношений на основе существующего международного права и доброй воли”.

Этот дух сотрудничества остается крепким и выходит за рамки рабочих областей Совета от защиты прав и культур коренных народов до содействия устойчивому экономическому сотрудничеству для самодостаточных, энергичных и здоровых общин и действий, направленных на изменение арктического климата и вредного воздействия на окружающую среду.

Катализатор международных отношений

Трижды арктические государства заключали юридически обязывающие соглашения под эгидой Арктического совета. Они направлены на расширение международного сотрудничества по вопросам, связанных с поиском и спасанием на море, загрязнение морем нефтью и научным арктическим сотрудничеством в Арктике соответственно

A catalyst for international agreements

On three occasions, the Arctic States have negotiated legally binding agreements under the auspices of the Arctic Council. These aim at enhancing international cooperation on issues related to maritime search and rescue, marine oil pollution, and Arctic scientific cooperation respectively:

The Arctic – An area of unique international cooperation

Since its establishment in 1996, the Arctic Council has provided a space and mechanism to address common concerns across Arctic States – with a special emphasis on the protection of the Arctic environment and sustainable development. Over the years, the Council has emerged as the pre-eminent high-level forum of the Arctic region to discuss these issues and has turned the region into an area of unique international cooperation.

This cooperation spans across the eight Arctic States, six Indigenous Peoples’ organizations with Permanent Participant status in the Council, six Working Groups, and close to 40 non-Arctic States and international organizations holding Observer status in the Council.

A vision for cooperation

At the heart of the Council’s cooperation efforts lies peace and stability in the region. In their Vision for the Arctic, a document developed after the first round of eight successive chairmanships of the Council in 2013, the Arctic States together with the Permanent Participants stated that “there is no problem that we cannot solve together through our cooperative relationships on the basis of existing international law and good will.”

This spirit of cooperation remains strong and transcends the Council’s working areas from safeguarding Indigenous peoples’ rights and cultures, to fostering sustainable economic development for self-sufficient, vibrant and healthy communities, and to acting on a changing Arctic climate and harmful environmental impacts.

CAFF has developed several Resolutions of Cooperation to guide the development of partnerships with international organizations.

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