Arctic Council

Arctic Council

Established- 18 September 1996
Aim- to address the common concerns and challenges faced by Arctic governments and the people of the Arctic; to protect the Arctic environment
Members- (8) Canada, Denmark (Greenland, Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, US
Permanent participants- (6) Aleut International Association, Arctic Athabaskan Council, Gwich'in Council International, Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Russian Association of Indigenous People of the North, Saami Council
Observers- (12) China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, UK