Education – Equal access for equal chances

Around four million people live in the Arctic today, including indigenous peoples, northerners and recent arrivals. While some are hunters and herders living in sparsely populated areas, others could be considered city dwellers. This diverse...

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Connectivity – a lifeline for human activities

There is more to connectivity than mobile phone coverage. Access to broadband for example facilitates e-learning for children and adults in remote communities and enables the development of digital health and social services. The Finnish...

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Meteorological cooperation – A success story

One of the Finnish priority areas that Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, emphasizes as a success, is meteorological cooperation. “Already now we could say that we have achieved a breakthrough when the WMO and...

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Arctic Council Tweets

Arctic Council Finland will host the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi. While the ArcticMinisterial2019 itse… https://t.co/zWGfiKXodZ
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Arctic Council We have 🇮🇸 visitors in the Secretariat today! @einar_gunn, Ambassador for Arctic Affairs & incoming SAO Chair, and… https://t.co/udi31wiL2V
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Arctic Council RT @villecantell: This will be the Media Center at the ArcticMinisterial2019. Will look a bit different then... Rovaniemi Finland @FIAr…
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SAO Chair Tweets

Aleksi Härkönen The @ArcticCouncil has managed to strengthen regional stability and even expand the area of constructive cooperatio… https://t.co/cHNmgbQfTB
March 7, 2019
Aleksi Härkönen Today I had a pleasant task to discuss current issues of Arctic cooperation with our collegues in Spain, one of th… https://t.co/DV0cuSFZBR
March 7, 2019
Aleksi Härkönen RT @ArcticCouncil: Senior Arctic Officials will gather in Ruka, Finland next week. This fourth meeting during Finland's Chairmanship of th…
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