Conference of Arctic Parlamentarians (CPAR)

The Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (CPAR) is a parliamentary body comprising delegations appointed by the national parliaments of the Arctic states (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, U.S.A.) and the European Parliament. The conference also includes Permanent Participants representing Indigenous peoples, as well as observers. The conference meets every two years, and the Eleventh  Conference was held in the Whitehorse, Canada 9-11 September 2014.

Announcements

Mr Eirik Sivertsen re-elected as Chair of the Standing Committee
Mr Eirik Sivertsen from Norway was re-elected as Chair of SCPAR, and Mr Larry Bagnell from Canada was re-elected as Vice-Chair.
Monday 20 Jun 2016
12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region
The 12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region will take place in Ulan-Ude, Russia 14-16 June 2016.
Tuesday 07 Jun 2016
SCPAR meeting in Bodø 24 May 2016
The Standing Committee will meet in Bodø 24 May 2016. The main topic for the meeting is search and rescue in the Arctic.
Wednesday 04 May 2016

Background

The first Parliamentary Conference concerning Arctic cooperation was held in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1993. One of the main priorities of the Standing Committee was originally to support the establishment of the Arctic Council
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Recent conference

The 11th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region was hosted by the Canadian parliament in Whitehorse 9 ...