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  • 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.
  • Working Group Common Operating Guidelines 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-01)
    The Arctic Council Working Groups and their activities are subject to the 1996 Ottawa Declaration establishing the Arctic Council, the AC Rules of Procedure (RoP), the AC Observer Manual for Subsidiary Bodies and other ...
  • Arctic Council Communications Strategy 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2016-10)
    This new communications strategy for the Arctic Council replaces the original strategy document approved in 2012. This strategy seeks to deploy the full range of Council resources to take on these new communications ...
  • Arctic Council Acronym List 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2016)
    A document listing common acronyms, abbreviations and terms used in Arctic Council documents. The list also includes National Agencies, External Bodies, and International Organizations/Conventions frequently mentioned. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Arctic Council Secretariat Annual Report 2015 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2016)
    Annual report from the Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat on the Secretariat's activities during its third year of operation in 2015.
  • Arctic Council Communications and Outreach Guidelines 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2016)
    These Guidelines address the roles of the Arctic Council Chairmanship, Member States, Permanent Participants, Subsidiary Bodies and the Arctic Council Secretariat when communicating on the Arctic Council. They were approved ...
  • Guidelines for Relationships with Outside Bodies 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2016-03)
    Adopted at the SAO meeting in Fairbanks in March 2016, the guidelines direct internal procedures of the Arctic Council as to how its subsidiary bodies relate to outside bodies. These guidelines should be followed in ...
  • Host country agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Norway and the Arctic Council Secretariat on the legal status of the Secretariat and the privileges and immunities of the Secretariat and its staff members 

    Government of the Kingdom of Norway; Arctic Council Secretariat (2013-01)
    Host Country Agreement outlining the legal status of the Arctic Council Secretariat located in Tromsø, Norway. This agreement was signed 21 January 2013 by Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide and Arctic ...
  • Arctic Council Secretariat Financial Rules 

    Arctic Council (2012)
    The following Financial Rules govern the financial administration of the Secretariat. The Financial Rules were revised at the Anchorage SAO meeting October 2015.
  • Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat Procedural Guidelines 

    Arctic Council (2015)
    In accordance with Article 8 of the “Declaration on the Establishment of the Arctic Council”, Rule 33 of the “Arctic Council Rules of Procedure” and the “Terms of Reference of the Arctic Council Secretariat”, the Board of ...
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Arctic Council Secretariat Director 

    Arctic Council (2012)
    The Director’s roles and responsibilities are subject to the Arctic Council Rules of Procedure; Terms of Reference, Staff rules and Financial rules of the Arctic Council Secretariat; the biennial work plan of the Secretariat; ...
  • Arctic Council Secretariat Staff Rules 

    Arctic Council (2012)
    These Rules set out terms and conditions of employment, working relationships and rights and responsibilities of the Staff members in the service of the Arctic Council Secretariat (hereafter referred to as the Secretariat). ...
  • Arctic Council Secretariat Terms of Reference 

    Arctic Council (2012)
    In order to strengthen the capacity of the Arctic Council it was decided at the 2011 Ministerial meeting in Nuuk to establish a standing Arctic Council Secretariat (hereafter referred to as the Secretariat). The Secretariat ...
  • Policy on Records Management for the Arctic Council Secretariat 

    Arctic Council (2014-07-25)
    This policy applies to Arctic Council (AC) records held by the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS), hereby referred to as “ACS records”, as defined under Article 1 (h) of the Host Country Agreement, signed between the ACS and ...
  • Guidelines on the Release of Records Held by the Arctic Council Secretariat 

    Arctic Council (2014-10-22)
    These guidelines apply to Arctic Council (AC) records held by the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS), as defined under article 1 (h) of the Host Country Agreement, signed between the ACS and the Kingdom of Norway on 21 January ...
  • Guidelines on Access to Arctic Council Records 

    Arctic Council (2014-10-22)
    These guidelines apply to Arctic Council (AC) records held by the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS), as defined under article 1(h) of the Host Country Agreement, signed between the ACS and the Kingdom of Norway on 21 January ...
  • Guidelines for the Disposition of ACS Records 

    Arctic Council (2014-07-25)
    These guidelines provide directions to the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) for the disposition of its records. These guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Policy on Records Management for the Arctic Council ...
  • Arctic Council Secretariat Communications Implementation Plan 

    Arctic Council (2014-03)
    This document exists as a plan of the concrete actions that the Arctic Council Secretariat, in cooperation with the Chairmanship and other Arctic Council actors, proposes to carry out its role in the implementation of the ...
  • 2012-2016 Communication Strategy for the Arctic Council 

    Arctic Council (2012-05-15)
    This strategy was approved at the Stockholm Deputy Ministers' Meeting 15 May 2012. A new strategy replacing this original strategy was approved during the Portland SAO meeting in October 2016. The communication strategy ...

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