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

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
Next meeting of SCPAR in Reykjavik 12 May 2015
The next meeting of the Standing Committee will take place in Reykjavik 12 May 2015 with the Parliament of Iceland as the host.
Wednesday 22 Apr 2015
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

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 ...