The United States Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and its Principal Objectives

The United States will host on May 11,  the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska.  During this  high level Council’s assembly the work and achievements of the United States Chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2015-May 2017  will be reviewed, finalized and celebrated. At the final part of the event the two year rotational Chairmanship of the Council will be transferred to Finland for the upcoming term. 

A view to U.S Chairmanship of the Council and its achievements

  • Meeting U.S. national security needs.
  • Protecting the Arctic environment and conserving its living resources.
  • Ensuring environmentally-sustainable natural resource management and economic development in the region.
  • Strengthening institutions for cooperation among the eight Arctic nations (the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, and Sweden).
  • Involving the Arctic’s indigenous communities in decisions that affect them.
  • Enhancing scientific monitoring and research on local, regional, and global environmental issues.     © The U.S Department of State

                             ……..have been  the United States principal objectives  during its two years Chairmanship of the Council, upon which the U.S has worked to bring the long term social, economic and environmental developments in the Arctic region while engendering closer partnerships among the member States. 



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  1. Special: The United States will host, on May 11 2017, the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska.                                                                                                                                                                                     Sources: Department of State/U.S Arctic Council                       Follow us @USEUWAffairs