Arctic Council

What is Arctic Council?

Arctic Council meaning

established – 18 September 1996

 

aim – to address the common concerns and challenges faced by Arctic governments and the people of the Arctic; to protect the Arctic environment

 

members – (8) Canada, Denmark (Greenland, Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, US

 

permanent participants – (6) Aleut International Association, Arctic Athabaskan Council, Gwich’in Council International, Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Russian Association of Indigenous People of the North, Saami Council

 

observers – (12) China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, UK

 

 

reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html