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SAO Chair Patrick Borbey visits Tromsø and the Arctic Council Secretariat

Chair of the Senior Arctic Official’s Patrick Borbey visited Tromsø, Norway early this week along with part of the Canadian Chairmanship team. The visit enabled the Canad...
12 Jun 2013
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Award-winning CAFF film on Arctic biodiversity

The film "Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity" addresses current biodiversity issues in the Arctic, and ongoing pressures on its ecosystems. It highlights ...
09 Jun 2013
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The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment explores the future of Arctic ecosystems

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) at the Kiruna Minist...
09 Jun 2013
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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
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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
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Canadian Chairmanship Program 2013-2015

At the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting on 15 May 2013, Canada assumed the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Sweden. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, an Inuk from ...
15 May 2013
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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
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Winners of the Arctic Council Photography Contest

The winners of the Arctic Council Photography Contest will be displayed during the 2013 Kiruna Ministerial Meeting...
14 May 2013
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Monday webcast of Pre-Kiruna press briefing with SAO Chair Gustaf Lind

Media are invited to watch the press briefing with the Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Ambassador Gustaf Lind, 6 May at 14.00 Stockholm time. Mr. Lind will highligh...
02 May 2013
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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
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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
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Conference on Sustainable Business in the Arctic

On Thursday April 19 the Swedish Chairmanship hosted a Conference on Sustainable Business in the Arctic in Stockholm. Over 50 participants representing government, indust...
29 Apr 2013
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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
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Provisional programme released for AMAP international science conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification, Bergen, 6-8 May

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) working group will organize a science conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification 6-8 May in Bergen, Norway.
08 Apr 2013
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Canadian Chair of Senior Arctic Officials Announced

On March 11, 2013, Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian Minister for the Arctic Council, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, announced that Patrick Borbey will become C...
04 Apr 2013
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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
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Arctic Council working groups complete documents for Ministerial

Last week three of the Arctic Council working groups held their last meetings before the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in May. The ACAP, CAFF, and PAME working groups mad...
20 Feb 2013
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Video from Host Country Agreement Signing

View the video from the Host Country Agreement signing ceremony in Tromsø last week. In the video you can hear some of the speeches held by Espen Barth Eide, Carl Bildt a...
29 Jan 2013
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Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø opened by Arctic Ministers

Arctic Council Ministers played a prominent role at this year's policy section of the Arctic Frontiers conference held in Tromsø, Norway. Hot topics included climate...
23 Jan 2013
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Santa, our Arctic colleague

As December 24 draws near children all over the world wait impatiently for Santa Claus to arrive with their gifts. In the Arctic countries Santa Claus goes by many differ...
24 Dec 2012
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September
07 Sep-10 Sep 2020
EPPR Working Group meeting Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
16 Sep-18 Sep 2020
CAFF Board Meeting Online
22 Sep-23 Sep 2020
ACAP Working Group meeting Online / Oslo, Norway
22 Sep-24 Sep 2020
PAME II - 2020 Anchorage, Alaska, USA
22 Sep 2020
ACAP Workshop on Mercury Online / Oslo, Norway
October
01 Oct-02 Oct 2020
SAO Marine Mechanism (SMM) meeting (TBC) Reykjavik, Iceland
06 Oct-08 Oct 2020
AMAP 34th Working Group Meeting St. Petersburg, Russia
08 Oct-11 Oct 2020
Arctic Circle Assembly Reykjavik Iceland
26 Oct-27 Oct 2020
SDWG meeting Egilsstaðir, Iceland
28 Oct 2020
SAO Executive Meeting (TBC) Egilsstaðir, Iceland
29 Oct-30 Oct 2020
SAO Plenary Meeting (TBC) Egilsstaðir, Iceland
November
11 Nov-13 Nov 2020
CAFF Freshwater Steering Group Annual Meeting Oslo, Norway
17 Nov-19 Nov 2020
AMAP Human Health Expert Group Meeting Stockholm, Sweden
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