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

Arctic debate during "Arendalsuka" in Norway
The Chair of SCPAR, Mr. Eirik Sivertsen, hosted a debate on cooperation in the Arctic during the political week in the city of Arendal in Norway 16 August 2015.
Thursday 20 Aug 2015
New member of the Standing Committee
Ms. Katri Kulmuni from Finland is elected as new Chair of the Finnish Delegation to the Arctic Parliamentary Cooperation.
Friday 19 Jun 2015
Chair of SCPAR attends Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
Mr Eirik Sivertsen will attend the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Iqaluit, Canada 24 April 2015.
Wednesday 22 Apr 2015

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 ...