Arctic Council

Арктический совет

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1996-09-19 Ottawa ON Canada


Established through Ottawa Declaration.

Took over the activities of U-XF2604 - Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS).

As of March 2022, official meetings of the Arctic Council have been paused. Subsidiary bodies continue project work through written procedures.


Promote cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic Indigenous Peoples and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.


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Meetings of Foreign Ministers of member states and political leaders of the Permanent Participants (every 2 years); Committee of Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs); Includes E-XE3856 - Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat (IPS); Rotating Chairmanship; Permanent Secretariat in Tromsø (Norway). Working Groups (6): K-XK2094 - Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP); E-XE2315 - Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP); E-XK0713 - Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), including E-XJ2098 - Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP); E-XK1391 - Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR); E-XK1390 - Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME), including E-XE3700 - Regional Programme of Action for the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (RPA); E-XE4116 - Working Group on Sustainable Development (SDWG).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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