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The Arctic Council was established in 1996 to promote cooperation and interaction among Arctic States with the involvement of Arctic Indigenous communities.
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Arctic Council 8h
The Council Working Groups met with Einar Gunnarsson in last week to discuss projects and initiatives for the Icelandic Chairmanship. Stay up-to-date by following: and
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Arctic Council 13h
Quick fact: The Council's mandate focuses on sustainable development and environmental protection. Its mandate, as articulated in the Ottawa Declaration, explicitly excludes military security. Learn more:
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Arctic Council Jun 25
Have you visited the Council Vimeo channel lately? The complete , an interview with Einar Gunnarsson, and many other clips are now available - and more are to come:
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Arctic Council Jun 25
Have you listened to the introduction to the Arctic Council yet? Find it here - along with many other languages spoken in the :
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Arctic Council Jun 24
Save the date: Iceland will host an International Symposium on Plastics in the and Sub-Arctic Region 21-23 April 2020. Register until 30 Sept for early bird rate, abstract submission starts 1 July:
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Einar Gunnarsson Jun 24
The family gathered for the first time under a new Chairmanship 🇮🇸 18-19 June. Thank you all for contributing 🇨🇦🇫🇮🇩🇰🇳🇴🇷🇺🇸🇪🇺🇸
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Arctic Council Jun 24
The Russian Association of Peoples of the North (RAIPON) represents 42 different peoples. Vice-President Yury Khatanzeyskiy was their voice at the . Read his full speech (in RU&EN):
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Arctic Council Jun 21
hosted the 1st Senior Officials executive meeting of its current Chairmanship this week. Who sat around the table? Representatives of the 8 Arctic States, 6 Permanent Participant organizations and 6 Working Groups. More Council FAQs here:
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ICC Canada Jun 21
On behalf of ICC (Canada) we wish everyone a happy National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, and to our Kalaalliit neighbours, Happy Greenland Day.
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Hanne Fugl Eskjaer Jun 21
Today is the national day of Greenland. The day also marks the 10-year anniversary of Greenlandic self-government. Did you know that Greenland is the largest non-continental island in the world? Congratulations Greenland!
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Arctic Council Jun 21
A popular read both amongst representatives from the States and Permanent Participants in Reykjanesbær this week (and hot off the press): the Senior Arctic Officials' Report to Ministers. Get your digital version here:
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Arctic Council Jun 20
. Einar Gunnarsson hosted his first Senior Officials executive meeting in this week. Did you know that he served as Iceland's Permanent Representative to the in New York from 2015? Learn more about Ambassador Gunnarsson
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Arctic Council Jun 20
. brought Finnish chocolate to the first executive meeting of Iceland's Chairmanship and his last meeting as Finland's Senior Official. "A source of energy for the Icelandic Chairmanship team" he stated. Thank you for all your contributions - and your humor.
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Arctic Council Jun 20
The great auk became extinct in the mid-19th century. It is believed that the last was killed on the Icelandic island of Eldey. Einar Gunnarsson took delegates of the to see a memorabilia of the extinct bird - and reminded them about the importance of their work.
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Arctic Council Jun 19
In his speech at the in Rovaniemi 7 May, Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, emphasized Russia’s strategic long-term goal of sustained development of the . Read his full speech here (RU & EN):
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Arctic Council Jun 19
Inside an Council meeting: The official language of the Council is English, but at Senior Arctic Officials’ meetings interpreters translate simultaneously from English to Russian (and vice versa) to ensure that all delegates can engage in the discussions.
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MFA Iceland Arctic Jun 19
Einar Gunnarsson presented outgoing SAOs René Söderman 🇫🇮& Hanne Eskjær 🇩🇰 with a token of appreciation for their extremely valuable contributions to the work of the . We wish them all the best in their future endeavours! 🍀
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Arctic Council Jun 19
New faces in the Working Groups ranks in Reykjanesbær. We welcome new Chairs to all except one Working Group: chairs for his 2nd term. Shortly we will introduce his fellow Chairs
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MFA Iceland Arctic Jun 19
Day2 of meeting kicks-off🦵 with new Chair of Expert Group on & , Kristín Linda Árnadóttir GeneralDirector of who will lead efforts to identify & propose reccommendations to reduce emissions of BlackCarbon in
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Arctic Council Jun 19
has long-standing experience in and solutions - as showed delegates of the Senior Officials' executive meeting during an excursion to a fish processing plant and a power station
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