Signing of the Ottawa Declaration

The Arctic Council turns 25

25 years of successful circumpolar cooperation

In September 1996, representatives of the eight states with territories north of the Arctic Circle signed a document that would shape the future intergovernmental collaboration in the High North: the Ottawa Declaration.

In 2021, the 8 states and 6 Indigenous Permanent Participants celebrate a 25-year collaboration that remains unique in the world.

25th Anniversary News

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Reflections on the Past and Future of the Arctic Council

Happy Birthday to the Arctic Council! On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Council’s founding under the Ottawa Declaration, the international community has the opportun...
10 May 2021
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Out of the Limelight

The view of the Arctic Council's founding, from the media
10 May 2021

The Arctic in Pictures: Photo Contest Winners

In connection with the launch of Pathways, the Arctic Council hosted a photo contest, inviting people across the Arctic and beyond to share what the Arctic looks like thr...
10 May 2021
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