The 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 communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

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AC Working Group: Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP)
AC Working Group: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
AC Working Group: Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
AC Working Group: Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)
AC Working Group: Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
AC Working Group: Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
Declarations and SAO reports of the Arctic Council
Deputy Ministers' Meetings
Expert Groups and Other Initiatives
Ministerial Meetings
Other Significant Documents
SAO Meetings
Task Forces
  • 20th Anniversary Declaration - The Arctic Council: A Forum for Peace and Cooperation 

    Arctic Council (2016-09-19)
    On September 19, 1996 in Ottawa, the Arctic Council was established as a high level intergovernmental forum to enhance cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States with the active involvement of Arctic ...
  • Annex 1 - SAO Report to Ministers 

    The Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1998-09)
    The Rules of Procedure provide the frame for the Arctic Council's work.
  • Trondheim December 2014 - EBM Workshop Report 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2014-12-01)
    "[A] group of Arctic Council Member State representatives, Working Group members, and EBM experts met in Trondheim, Norway in December, 2014 to discuss the follow-up activites of the 2013 EBM report’s recommendations, ...
  • Program for the Finnish Chair of the Arctic Council 2000-2002 

    Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2001-11)
    The Program for the Finnish Chairmanship 2000-2002 focuses on: making the Arctic Council a mouthpiece for the Arctic, by raising the Arctic Council's profile; improving cooperation with the EU; rationalizing the AC's work; ...
  • Annex 2 - SAO Report to Ministers 

    The Arctic Council (I, 1998-09)
    Terms of Reference as adopted by the Arctic Council at the first Ministerial meeting, in Iqaluit, Canada, September 17-18, 1998. Annex 2, to the Second SAO report to Ministers, in Barrow, United States, 10-11 October, 2000.

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