Arctic Council

The leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation in the Arctic.

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Who is the Arctic Council?

Expert groups and task forces carry out additional work.

Iceland is the current chair of the Arctic Council.
Learn about chairmanship priorities

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Recent news

For the Arctic, from home: Arctic cooperation amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

Editorial by Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
26 Mar 2020
Lavvuu in Kautokeino, Norway

Coronavirus in the Arctic: We have no one to lose

Interview with Christina Henriksen, the President of the Saami Council
25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus in the Arctic: It is imperative to keep the virus out

An interview with epidemiologist Dr. Anders Koch
24 Mar 2020
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Events

April
21 Apr 2020
[CANCELLED] Arctic Oceans Ministerial Reykjavik, Iceland
21 Apr-23 Apr 2020
AMAP Climate Experts Group Meeting Helsinki, Finland
28 Apr-30 Apr 2020
AMAP Heads of Delegation Meeting Nuuk, Greenland
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Featured Projects

Local 2 Global: Circumpolar collaboration for suicide prevention and mental wellness
Local 2 Global aims to facilitate international collaboration and connections between circumpolar communities working to prevent suicide and support the mental wellbeing of all Arctic youth and commun...
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Photo: iStock / RyersonClark
One Health
Temperatures in the Arctic have risen at twice the rate compared to other parts of the world, resulting in a multitude of environmental changes that affect the health and wellbeing of millions of huma...
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Drone Photography by: Sara Wilde
Project CREATeS
Youth were invited to engage in a dialogue about suicide prevention by telling their own stories, and were supported to make these stories into digital stories, or short films.
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  • What is a sustainable #Arctic, @saochair? #ASSW2020 "We have placed the 🇮🇸 Chairmanship under the slogan ‘together towards a sustainable Arctic’ - that means achieving a balance between economic growth, social development & environmental protection." arctic-council.org/en/about/chair… https://t.co/VawbnpPh5K March 27 5:46 pm

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