Interview with Bryndís Kjartansdóttir, Senior Arctic Official for Iceland

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Bryndís Kjartansdottir as the new Senior Arctic Official for Iceland. In this interview, get to know her background and what she sees as the prospects and challenges for the Arctic Council in the months and...

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Interview with Nina Vaaja, director of the Arctic Council Secretariat

In late 2017, the Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials selected Nina Vaaja as the new director of the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) in Tromsø, Norway. Having served as deputy director for the ACS from 2013-2017, Ms. Vaaja is well-prepared...

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A look ahead: The Arctic Council in 2018

At the end of January, we spoke with Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, about what the Arctic Council has coming up in 2018. It will be a year that is "both daunting and full of opportunity."

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Arctic Council Tweets

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SAO Chair Tweets

Aleksi Härkönen RT @ArcticCouncil: The Arctic Council's Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation meets this week in Canada. Learn about their work with a…
February 15, 2018
Aleksi Härkönen What a delightful piece of news! Proposing a Nobel Peace Prize to the @ArcticCouncil encourages all of us to conti… https://t.co/ixKZSzvJtc
January 19, 2018
Aleksi Härkönen RT @Rene_Soderman: .@saochair Härkönen: Understanding climate change top concern in Arctic @ArcticCouncil @ArcticFinlandia FIArctic https…
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