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

SCPAR meeting in Helsinki 20 November 2014
The Standing Committee met in Helsinki 20 November 2014. After the meeting the Committee hosted a seminar on security in the Arctic.
Thursday 27 Nov 2014
Conference report from 11th CPAR in Whitehorse 9-11 September 2014
A Conference report from the 11th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region in Whitehorse 9-11 September 2014 is now available.
Monday 24 Nov 2014
The Standing Commitee meets in Helsinki 20 November 2014
The Standing Committee will meet in Helsinki 20 November 2014. On the agenda is i.a. the Arctic policy of Finland and cultural cooperation in the North.
Friday 14 Nov 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 ...