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. Sivertsen addressed the Nordic Council
The Chair of SCPAR Mr. Eirik Sivertsen addressed the Nordic Council Session in Stockholm October 29 2014
Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Mr. Bevington reports at SAO meeting
Vice-Chair of SCPAR Mr. Dennis Bevington spoke at the Senior Arctic Official meeting in Yellowknife last week.
Tuesday 28 Oct 2014
Conference Statement from Whitehorse
The participants at the 11th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region adopted a strong Conference Statement at the conference in Whitehorse 9-10 September 2014 in Whitehorse.
Thursday 11 Sep 2014

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 ...