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.


Letter from SCPAR to Minister Aglukkaq and Secretary Kerry
The members of the Standing Committee reiterated some of the main messages in the Conference Statement from the Whitehorse conference in a letter to Minister Aglukkaq and Secretary Kerry.
Wednesday 18 Mar 2015
SCPAR meeting in Washington DC 10-11 March 2015
The next meeting of the Standing Committee will be in Washington DC 10-11 March 2015. Senator Murkowski from Alaska is the host of the meeting.
Friday 27 Feb 2015
Mr. Eirik Sivertsen addressed Arctic seminar in Paris
The Chair of SCPAR Mr. Eirik Sivertsen, addressed a seminar on the Arctic in Paris 6 February. The seminar was co-hosted by Ifri and the Norwegian Embassy in France.
Tuesday 10 Feb 2015


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 ...