Arctic Council

logoThe Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation,coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous peoples and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. The Chairmanship of the Arctic Council rotates every two years among the eight Member States. Finland is the Chair for the period 2017-2019.  Iceland will chair for the period 2019-2021. CLICK HERE to visit the Arctic Council Homepage.