The 4th Northern Sustainable Development Forum Information Letter 

Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform, established in 2019 for discussing the challenges and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North.  

The main idea of the Forum is to join global creative forces in solving the problems of sustainable development of the Northern and Arctic regions.

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that included 17 Sustainable Development Goals and which implementation should involve not only governments but also transnational companies, charity foundations, community, NGOs and academia worldwide.

Currently, the concept of sustainable development has become central to the Arctic and northern regions – it’s a global challenge requiring comprehensive international cooperation. On the one hand, the exploration of the Arctic region can become promising in the future. On the other hand, the Arctic has a fragile ecosystem, which should be taken care of now not only by the circumpolar countries, but also by the non-Arctic ones, interested in the region’s development.

Sustainable development of the Arctic is a global challenge requiring comprehensive international cooperation.

The Forum has been included in the Program of Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council.

DATES: September 27-30, 2022

LOCATION: Yakutsk, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russian Federation  


  • International Organization of Northern Regions The Northern Forum
  • Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
  • Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University

OPERATOR OF THE FORUM: Yakutia Congress Center 


The Forum will be a hybrid event (offline/online).

Visit the NSDF website’s News and Home pages for updates.

Simultaneous Russian-English interpreting is provided.

Formats of the Forum’s events:

  • plenary session,
  • research and practice conferences,
  • themed sessions, roundtables, panel discussions,
  • events of international or other organizations,
  • intercountry dialogues,
  • project presentations,
  • lectures, foresight sessions, master classes,
  • displays,
  • events of the Northern Youth Forum.

The applications for the events can be submitted on the Forum’s official website. The events have to address the main theme or the themes of the main blocks.

Application deadline – July 31.

No applications can be submitted after July 31.

The detailed information about the NSDF you can find on the official website: https://nsdf.ru/