PROPOSAL TO HOST THE SECRETARIAT FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP (SDWG) (draft)
Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) Chair
Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
Arctic Council SAO Chair
Arctic Council Secretariat
"The Iqaluit Declaration established the Arctic Council SDWG1 and adopted the Terms of Reference for a Sustainable Development Program. The SDWG Secretariat duties “are to help co-ordinate the work program, facilitate information exchange, arrange meetings of the working group, support reporting on and implementation of the program, and undertake other duties assigned by the SDWG.”2 These other duties would include supporting ongoing liaison between the SDWG, other working groups and external sustainable development organizations interested in the Arctic; the production and distribution of project deliverables; and the synthesis of issues and project results to inform SAO and Ministerial discussions. Proposal: Canada is seeking approval in principle to develop a detailed proposal to host the secretariat for the SDWG in Canada beginning in the 2002-2004 Icelandic term."