Summary of the Arctic Council Working Groups Relationships to External Bodies.

At the June 2015 Senior Arctic Official Executive meeting in Washington, DC, the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) was asked to collect agreements that the Arctic Council’s six Working Groups (WG) have established with external bodies. The ACS sent a request to the WGs on the 26th of June and received replies from all of the six WGs. A summary of the submitted reports is below, organized in descending order starting with the most “formal” relationships for each WG. The WGs Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP), Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) reported that they do not have any formal relations or agreements established with external bodies. The detailed reports submitted by AMAP, CAFF and SDWG on their relationships with external bodies can be found on the SAO/PP password protected website. Relationships with external entities that are already accredited observers to the Arctic Council, are not included in this summary.