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 Twelth Conference was held in the Ulan-Ude, Russia 14-17 June 2016.


Following-up on the Conference Statement from Ulan-Ude 2016
"The implementation of the Conference Statement from the 12th Arctic parliamentary conference which took place in June 2016 is important at the Anchorage meeting", says Mr Eirik Sivert ...
Monday 20 Feb 2017
SCPAR meeting in Anchorage 24 February 2017
The Standing Committee will meet in Anchorage 24 February 2017. The work towards the Arctic Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks 11 May dominates the agenda for the meeting.
Monday 20 Feb 2017
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


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 12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region took place in Ulan-Ude 14-17 June 2016 with the Russi ...