In addition to the Working Groups there are also Task Forces that operate within the framework of the Arctic Council. The Task Forces are appointed at the Ministerial meetings to work on specific issues for a limited amount of time. The Task Forces are active until they have produced the desired results, at which point they become inactive.
Experts from the Working Groups and representatives from the Arctic States take part in the Task Forces.
Past Task Forces
There are eleven Task Forces that have completed their work and are no longer operational. Three of these Task Forces provided the venue for negotiating the Arctic Council's three binding agreements. Click any link below to learn more and view documents.