Nordic Council (NC)

Conseil nordique
Consejo Nórdico
Nordiska Rådet (NR)
Nordisk Råd (NR)
Pohjoismaiden Neuvosto (PN)

Search Open Yearbook

This information is part of the Open Yearbook, a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information contained in the profiles and search functionality of this free service are limited.

The full-featured Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO) includes over 72,500 organization profiles, additional information in the profiles, sophisticated search functionality and data export. For more information about YBIO, please click here or contact us.

The UIA is a leading provider of information about international non-profit organizations. The aim of the Open Yearbook is to promote the activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

Contact Details


More detailed data available with paid subscription.




Established by Statute drawn up by governments of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Finland adhered in 1955. Since 1970 the autonomous territories of the Faeroes and the Åland Islands have their own representatives on the Council and, since 1984, Greenland is also represented. The Council is sometimes referred to in English as Nordic Council of Parliamentarians (NCP). It was based in Stockholm (Sweden) until Aug 1996, when it moved to Copenhagen (Denmark), where it is housed with the Secretariat of D-XD4238 - Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM).

Legal Status: T-XT6278 - Treaty of Cooperation between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Helsinki Treaty), also referred to as 'Treaty of Nordic Cooperation', was signed 23 Mar 1962, Helsinki (Finland), entered into force 1 Jul 1962 and revised: 13 Feb 1971; 11 Mar 1974; 15 Jun 1983; 6 May 1985; 21 Aug 1991; 18 Mar 1993. Working procedure came into force 1 Jul 1971, most recent amendments: 27 Feb 1990; 28 Feb 1991; 3 Mar 1992; 7 Nov 1993. Joint Declaration on Nordic Cooperation, Jun 1994, Corfu (Greece), indicated that Nordic countries newly members of the European Union intend to continue, in full compliance with Community law and other provisions of the T-XT9113 - Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty), Nordic Cooperation among themselves as well as with other countries and territories.

Prior to the setting up of the Council, Nordic Union or cooperation can be dated from 1397, Kalmar (Sweden), on setting up of H-XH4863 - Kalmar Union when Erik of Pomerania was crowned King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Kalmar Union ceased to exist in 1523, but historical cooperation continued: Sweden and Norway were united from 1815 to 1905; D-XD2994 - Nordic Postal Union (NPU) was set up in 1869, by a trilateral postal agreement between Denmark, Norway and Sweden and subsequently extended to include Finland and Iceland; H-XH0330 - Scandinavian Coin Union, a currency union between Denmark, Norway and Sweden, existed from 1873 until 1914; U-XJ7145 - Scandinavian Interparliamentary Union was set up in 1908, with the help of Fredrik Bajer; Nordic inter-ministerial meetings were held between the World Wars (1918 to 1939).


Instigate, monitor and accelerate the pace of Nordic international cooperation, rooted in the local community and based on values shared by the countries and autonomous areas forming the Nordic region; act as cooperative body of legislatures and governments of member countries in matters involving joint action and discussion of questions of common interest.


114 past events available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.


Praesidium, comprising 15 parliamentarians (at least 2 from each country). Plenary Assembly of Council (annual, open) consists of 87 members elected by and from parliaments. Each national delegation elects a chairperson and vice-chairperson from its members and has a national secretariat based in its parliament. Each member of Council (except members of the Praesidium) is assigned to one of the 4 Standing Committees, whose secretaries are a part of the Secretariat of the Praesidium. Party Groups (4). Secretariat, located in Copenhagen (Denmark). F-XD0224 - Nordic Passport Union was set up in 1954, including Finland from 1958, and subsequently Iceland; and D-XD4238 - Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) in 1971. Committees (6): Knowledge and Culture in the Nordic Region; Sustainable Nordic Region; Growth and Development in the Nordic Region; Welfare in the Nordic Region; Control; Election.


Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.

Type I Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Type II Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Subjects *

Available with paid subscription only.

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



Last News


* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

You are viewing profile from the Yearbook of International Organizations Online.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.