The Arctic: YM32-5/2008-15-1E-PDF

organizations involved in circumpolar cooperation /

"With some exceptions pertaining to specific issues or regions, cooperation in the North has not been a prominent goal of the international community until relatively recently. International cooperation began to evolve rapidly after then Soviet Secretary-General Mikhail Gorbachev delivered a speech in 1987 calling for "a genuine zone of peace and fruitful cooperation" among Arctic states. There is now a plethora of official bodies, both governmental and non-governmental, whose purpose is to manage various issues in the Arctic. Although none has any legal basis as established by, for instance, international treaty, these organizations have assumed an important role in the development of Arctic cooperation. This paper provides information about some of the more important of these organizations, with particular emphasis on the Arctic Council and some domestic Canadian examples"--Introduction.

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Title The Arctic
Subtitle organizations involved in circumpolar cooperation /
Series Title In brief ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. Previously published: 1 August 2012. Also available in French under the title : L’Arctique: les acteurs de la coopération circumpolaire
Date c2016.
Number of Pages i, 11 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • YM32-5/2008-15-1E-PDF
Edition Rev. 20 May 2016.
Subject Terms Arctic, International cooperation