The representatives of the Arctic states discussed the upcoming Kiruna Declaration, to be adopted by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Arctic Council in the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, on May 15, 2013. This will also mark the end of the first cycle of Arctic Council chairmanships, and the new cycle starts with the next Canadian term.
Other isssues on the Deputy Ministers' agenda were the
adoption of the communication strategy for the Arctic Council, the adoption
of the project 'Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic', final adoption
documents to establish the standing Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø
and a report from the Task Force on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness
President Lars Kullerud and Vice President Outi Snellman represented UArctic in the meeting.
Arctic Council Deputy Ministers meet in Stockholm
Tue, May 15, 2012
Deputy Ministers of the Arctic Council met in Stockholm on May 15, 2012 together with the Permanent Participant Organizations and Arctic Council Observers. The meeting was chaired by the State Secretary for Foreign Policy of Sweden, Frank Belfrage.