Arctic Council Secretariat 2017 annual report draft

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In 2017, the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) bid farewell to its first director, Magnús Jóhannesson, welcomed a new director, Nina Buvang Vaaja, and brought on board a new executive secretary for the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat, Anna Degteva. The ACS concluded two rewarding years of working with the U.S. Chairmanship, and it welcomed the start of the next two years of leadership and partnership from the Finnish Chairmanship. Throughout the year the ACS also planned for and looked ahead to its eagerly-anticipated move to “Fram II” (a new building next door to its current offices in Tromsø), scheduled for 2018.