We got the recognition we called for – An interview with Gunn-Britt Retter

Gunn-Britt Retter is the Head of the Arctic and Environment Unit of the Saami Council – and one of the delegates that has attended most Ministerial meetings. In this interview, Gunn-Britt speaks about the role of Permanent Participants at...

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The final stretch

Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials speaks about the preparations for the Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, which will conclude the Finnish Chairmanship in May. He also goes into some of the common solutions the Arctic...

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The 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting

On May 7, Finland will host the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi. Minister-level representatives from the eight Arctic States will convene to review and approve work completed under the two-year Finnish Chairmanship to improve...

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Arctic Council Tweets

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SAO Chair Tweets

Aleksi Härkönen Thank you SAOs, PPs and all others for a constructive meeting and safe travels home. @ArcticCouncil @FIArctic… https://t.co/SITg4wTa2Z
April 13, 2019
Aleksi Härkönen We have organized a series of meetings in wonderful Northern locations of Finland during our @ArcticCouncil chairma… https://t.co/a26k7WkA4Z
April 11, 2019
Aleksi Härkönen The @ArcticCouncil has managed to strengthen regional stability and even expand the area of constructive cooperatio… https://t.co/cHNmgbQfTB
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