U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council           April 2015- May 2017 








April 2017 

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. 



News from U.S. Arctic         


                    News from Department of State

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





March 2017 

The United States Chairmanship of the Arctic Council-2 

The United States, as an Arctic Nation and an influential member of the Arctic Council, is holding the two-year Chairmanship of the Council from April 2015-May 2017. 


                                        With the vision  that projects One Arctic

                         Shared Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities

For for this term of the Council’s Chairmanship, the United States has prioritized its objectives on the the following areas that to trigger progress and development in the most aspects of the Arctic region:

  • Improving economic and living conditions;
  • Arctic Ocean safety, security and stewardship;
  • Addressing the impacts of climate change. 

Additional: Achievements under Canadian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2013-2015

Sources: Department of State and U.S Arctic Council                                  Follow us @USEUWAffairs    



February 2017 

The United States Chairmanship of Arctic Council 2015/2017


 As an Arctic Nation since 1867,  the United States is a vital member of Arctic Council which encompasses 8 Arctic States:  Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S. 

In April 2015  the United States  assumed the Chairmanship of Arctic Council holing it until May 2017. This is the second time that the U.S has been awarded the Council’s Chairmanship and its vision for this term sands on:                                            

                                                                                    One Arctic

                                      Shared Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities










































































































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