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The Arctic Council celebrates 25 years of Arctic cooperation

The world’s leading international forum for Arctic cooperation reflects on the unique collaboration among Arctic States and Arctic Indigenous Peoples, and looks forward t...
16 Sep 2021

Introducing the new PAME Chair: “I want people to feel included”

Dr. Jessica Nilsson is the new Chair of the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME) and she assumes her role with a strong vision: to foster coll...
08 Jul 2021

Gender equality for a sustainable and prosperous Arctic

Assessing gender issues in the Arctic is a challenging and important step towards gender equality.
10 May 2021

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Interview with Sweden’s Senior Arctic Official Louise Calais
30 Mar 2020

Arctic Council Ministers meet, pass Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland, Arctic States conclude Arctic Council Ministerial meeting by signing a joint statement

Today the Foreign Ministers from the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the Council’s six Working ...
06 May 2019

EPPR table-top exercise on oil spill response in the Arctic

A table-top exercise of the 2013 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic will be run in Oulu, Finland, on 7 March 2018. T...
05 Mar 2018

Interview with Björn Lyrvall, Senior Arctic Official for Sweden

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Ambassador Björn Lyrvall as the new Senior Arctic Official for Sweden. In this interview, get to know Ambassador Lyrvall's background...
03 Jan 2018

Interview: Anna-Karin Eneström, new SAO for Sweden

Anna-Karin Eneström, the recently-appointed Senior Arctic Official for Sweden, spoke briefly to the ACS about her background and her thoughts on the work ahead of her.
17 Oct 2014

Arctic Council welcomes new SAOs from Russia and Sweden

The Arctic Council is pleased to announce the recent appointment of new Senior Arctic Officials from Sweden and from the Russian Federation.
15 Oct 2014

Senior Arctic Official Gustaf Lind on the Development of Arctic shipping

In March 2014, Gustaf Lind, Senior Arctic Official for Sweden, spoke in London at a Conference on Sustainable Arctic Shipping and Marine Operations organized and supporte...
01 May 2014

Scientific Cooperation: Making a good thing even better

The Arctic Council’s Scientific Cooperation Task Force, established by the Kiruna Declaration of May, 2013, had its first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on 10-11 December. ...
08 Jan 2014

Illustrated versions of Kiruna documents available

The Kiruna Declaration, The Arctic Council’s Vision for the Arctic, and the Kiruna Senior Arctic Officials’ Report to Ministers were approved by the Arctic Ministers in K...
27 Sep 2013

Kiruna Ministerial Meeting Documents

During the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting 15 May Arctic Ministers signed the Kiruna Declaration, Vision for the Arctic, Senior Arctic Officials Report to Ministers, and an Ag...
16 May 2013

Photos from the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting

Photos from the Ministerial Meeting 15 May are available for non-commercial use from the Arctic Council Secretariat Flickr account, as well as the Swedish Ministry for Fo...
15 May 2013

Press Release 15 May: Arctic Council presents vision for future cooperation in the Arctic

Ministers from the eight Arctic states and representatives of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples met today in Kiruna at the conclusion of Sweden’s two-year Chairmanship of the...
15 May 2013

Press Release: Welcome to the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

On 15 May 2013 the Arctic Council will hold its biennial Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in the north of Sweden. Media are invited to a web cast press briefing with the Cha...
02 May 2013

A little break in-between: Experience ice sculpting and dog sledding in Kiruna!

Kiruna offers a perfect setting for a relaxing break between the hectic days around the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting. If you are a fan of unique nature, speed and c...
30 Apr 2013

Press Accreditation for Kiruna Ministerial Meeting Closed

14-15 May the Arctic Council will hold its biennial Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in northern Sweden. Press accreditation for the meeting is now closed. It will also be p...
22 Apr 2013

The lively town of Kiruna will host Ministerial Meeting in May

The Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting will be held 15 May in the small town in Swedish Lapland. The venue is special not only for its beautiful nature, but also for its ...
11 Mar 2013

Outcomes of the Haparanda SAO Meeting

The first director for the new standing Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø, Norway was selected and a statement on the situation with the Permanent Participant organiza...
16 Nov 2012
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Calendar

30 Nov-02 Dec 2021
SAO Executive and Plenary 2021 Salekhard, Russian Federation
31 Jan-03 Feb 2022
Arctic Frontiers 2022 Tromsø, Norway
31 Jan-04 Feb 2022
CAFF Board Meeting 2022 Kittilä, Finland
14 Feb-18 Feb 2022
PAME-I 2022 Stockholm, Sweden
26 Mar-01 Apr 2022
Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2022 Tromso, Norway
06 Jun-10 Jun 2022
EPPR-I 2022 Torshavn, Faroe Islands
21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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