The Council members are 8 Arctic States: Russia, Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the United States of America.

Every two years, the status of the Chair country passes from one country to another in priority order. In May 2021, the chairmanship of the Arctic Council passed from Iceland to Russia for a two-year period, than it will be transfered to Norway in 2023.

During the chairmanship, each country implements its own unique program. In 2021-2023, Russia intends to develop cooperation with the countries of the intergovernmental forum in 4 priority areas: the population of the Arctic(including indigenous peoples of the North) protection of the Arctic environment(including climate change), socio-economic development of the region and strengthening the Arctic Council role as the main platform for multilateral cooperation in high latitudes.

Youth is also part of this global cooperation - within the work across the board, a lot of events in the youth policy area are planned. Our Forum of Young Leaders of the Arctic Council countries "ICE: INSPIRATION. COMMUNICATION. EFFORTS" is one of them!

To learn more: arctic-council-russia.ru