• 2015 April 24 17:25

    Kanada's Iqaluit welcomes 9th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council

    The ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council will take place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from April 24-25, 2015. This meeting will mark the end of Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship (2013-2015) and the start of the US Chairmanship (2015 – 2017), the The ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council will take place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from April 24-25, 2015. This meeting will mark the end of Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship (2013-2015) and the start of the US Chairmanship (2015 – 2017).

    Ministers of the eight Arctic states and Leaders of the six Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council will meet at the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut on Friday, April 24. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Minister for the Arctic Council.

    The meeting will include a presentation by Minister Aglukkaq on the achievements of the Council under Canada’s Chairmanship, statements by the eight Arctic state Ministers and six Indigenous Permanent Participant Leaders, and an overview by the incoming Arctic Council Chair, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, of the U.S. Chairmanship program.

    Ministers will adopt the 2015 Iqaluit Declaration, which highlights the accomplishments of the past two years and sets the stage for the upcoming U.S. Chairmanship.

    The meeting will be followed by a press conference at the Cadet Hall in Iqaluit.

    The Ministerial meeting and press conference will be live-streamed in English on the Arctic Council website, and in English and French on the Government of Canada website.

    The theme during Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship was “Development for the People of the North”. Key accomplishments include:

    • the establishment of the Arctic Economic Council to promote responsible economic development in the region;
    • recommendations to use traditional and local knowledge more consistently in the work of the Arctic Council;
    • a comprehensive report identifying best practices to support mental wellness across Arctic communities;
    • an eight-year Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment and a work plan to improve the status of priority species of Arctic breeding birds along their migratory routes;
    • updated scientific assessments on short-lived climate pollutions, and a framework for action to reduce black carbon and methane emissions; and
    • an action plan to prevent marine oil pollution in the Arctic.

     

    About the Arctic Council
    The Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

    Arctic Council Member States are Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States of America.

    In addition to the Member States, the Arctic Council has the category of Permanent Participants: Arctic Athabaskan Council (AAC); Aleut International Association (AIA); Gwich'in Council International (GCI); Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC); Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON); Saami Council (SC)

    Kanada's Iqaluit welcomes 9th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council

    The ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council will take place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from April 24-25, 2015. This meeting will mark the end of Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship (2013-2015) and the start of the US Chairmanship (2015 – 2017), the

    The ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council will take place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from April 24-25, 2015. This meeting will mark the end of Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship (2013-2015) and the start of the US Chairmanship (2015 – 2017).

    Ministers of the eight Arctic states and Leaders of the six Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council will meet at the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut on Friday, April 24. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Minister for the Arctic Council.

    The meeting will include a presentation by Minister Aglukkaq on the achievements of the Council under Canada’s Chairmanship, statements by the eight Arctic state Ministers and six Indigenous Permanent Participant Leaders, and an overview by the incoming Arctic Council Chair, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, of the U.S. Chairmanship program.

    Ministers will adopt the 2015 Iqaluit Declaration, which highlights the accomplishments of the past two years and sets the stage for the upcoming U.S. Chairmanship.

    The meeting will be followed by a press conference at the Cadet Hall in Iqaluit.

    The Ministerial meeting and press conference will be live-streamed in English on the Arctic Council website, and in English and French on the Government of Canada website.

    The theme during Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship was “Development for the People of the North”. Key accomplishments include:

    the establishment of the Arctic Economic Council to promote responsible economic development in the region;

    recommendations to use traditional and local knowledge more consistently in the work of the Arctic Council;

    a comprehensive report identifying best practices to support mental wellness across Arctic communities;

    an eight-year Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment and a work plan to improve the status of priority species of Arctic breeding birds along their migratory routes;

    updated scientific assessments on short-lived climate pollutions, and a framework for action to reduce black carbon and methane emissions; and

    an action plan to prevent marine oil pollution in the Arctic.

    About the Arctic Council

    The Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

    Arctic Council Member States are Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States of America.

    In addition to the Member States, the Arctic Council has the category of Permanent Participants: Arctic Athabaskan Council (AAC); Aleut International Association (AIA); Gwich'in Council International (GCI); Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC); Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON); Saami Council (SC)




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