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.

This repository holds reports and assessments produced by the Arctic Council.

Select a community to browse its collections.

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
Observers
Other Significant Documents
SAO Meetings
Task Forces
  • Arctic Council Diagram 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-03)
    A diagram of the members and structure of the Arctic Council. Available to use for free as an illustration image in articles, etc.
  • List of participants, Juneau SAO meeting, 8-9 March 2017 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-03)
    Participant list from the Juneau SAO meeting held 8-9 March 2017.
  • Khanty-Mansiysk, SAO-meeting Invitation letter 

    Russian Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2005)
    Invitation letter to Senior Arctic Officials, Permanent Participants, Working Group Chairs and Observers, to participate in the SAO-meeting held in Khanty-Mansiysk, 12-14 October, 2005.
  • SAO Plenary meeting Agenda 

    U.S. Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-02-16)
    Final Agenda, approved at the 4th SAO meeting, under the U.S Chairmanship. Meeting held in Juneau, Alaska, 8-9 March 2017.
  • Ministerial meeting in Salekhard; Draft Agenda 

    Russian Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2006-09-19)
    Draft Agenda for the Salekhard Ministerial meeting, held 26 October, 2006.
  • Invitation to SAO and Ministerial meetings in Salekhard; 24-26 October, 2006 

    Russian Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2006-08-25)
    SAO Chair's invitation to the SAO and Ministerial meetings, held in Salekhard 24-26 October, 2006.
  • List of Participants; Ministerial meeting in Salekhard, 26 October, 2006 

    Russian Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2006-10)
    List of registrants for the Salekhard Ministerial meeting, held 26 October, 2006.
  • Invitation to SAO meeting in Syktyvkar; 26-27 April, 2006 

    Russian Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2006-04)
    SAO Chair's invitation letter to the SAO meeting in Syktyvkar, held 26-27 April, 2006.
  • Invitation to SAO meeting in Yakutsk; 6-7 April, 2005 

    Russian Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2005-04)
    SAO Chair's invitation letter to the SAO meeting, held in Yakutsk 6-7 April, 2005.
  • List of Participants; SAO meeting in Yakutsk, 6-7 April, 2005 

    Russian Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2005-04)
    Registrants list for the SAO meeting held in Yakutsk, 6-7 April. 2005.
  • AMAP Assessment 2015: Temporal Trends in Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Arctic 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2016-01)
    A fully referenced, comprehensive scientific and technical report presenting the 2015 AMAP assessment of temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic; prepared by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment ...
  • Arctic Council Action Plan to Eliminate Pollution of the Arctic (ACAP) 

    Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1999-04-29)
    This document is a first draft of ACAP, which should be the overall Arctic Council strategy on pollution issues identified through AMAP.
  • Memo on U.S. Chairmanship Priorities, 1998-2000 

    U.S. Chairmanship 1998-2000 (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1998-11-30)
    Communication from the U.S. Chairmanship, presenting proposed Arctic Council activities for the next two years, placing the importance on Sustainable Development, Environmental Protection, and Education, Outreach and Coordination.
  • Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA); DRAFT 

    U.S. State Department, Archive (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1999-04-21)
    A proposal and concept paper for the Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) of the Arctic Council for a broad-based scientific assessment of the consequences of climate change and variability and effects due to increased UV-B in ...
  • SDWG Progress Report 

    U.S. Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1999-05)
    Working Group Chairs report to SAO´s updating their WG activities; discussion as appropriate.
  • PAME Progress Report 

    U.S. Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1999-05)
    Working Group Chairs report to SAO´s updating their WG activities; discussion as appropriate.
  • EPPR Progress Report 

    U.S. Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1999-05)
    Working Group Chairs report to SAO´s updating their WG activities; discussion as appropriate.
  • CAFF Progress Report 

    U.S. Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1999-05)
    Working Group Chairs report to SAO´s updating their WG activities; discussion as appropriate.
  • AMAP Progress Report 

    U.S. Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1999-05)
    Working Group Chairs report to SAO´s updating their WG activities; discussion as appropriate.
  • Agenda; Senior Arctic Officials Meeting; Anchorage, Alaska 

    U.S. Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 1999-05)
    SAO meeting in Anchorage, 5-6 May 1999. Meeting Agenda

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