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Dear colleagues,

Information about the launch of the “Living Water” project

Since 1993, World Water Day, established by the United Nations, is celebrated annually in many countries of the world on March 22.

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Alexandra Ponomareva, Specialist of the Northern Forum, Vice-Chair of the Northern Youth Forum, has been approved as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arctic Youth Network (AYN).

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On December 9-10, 2021 Kamchatka krai hosted the Northern Forum’s Regional Coordinators Committee (RCC) meeting. Regional coordinators made a review of questions related to the Northern Youth Forum (NYF). They have approved the new edition of the Northern Youth Forum’s Regulations. The Regulations defines main goal, objectives and areas of activities of the Northern Youth Forum. It also defines the structure.

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On December 6-9 Salekhard hosted the ICE Arctic Council Young Leaders Forum. ICE stands for “Inspiration. Communication. Efforts”

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On December 9 and 10 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the final meeting of the Regional Coordinators Committee took place. The meeting was attended by representatives of almost all member-regions of the Northern Forum, as well as guests from other regions related to the study of issues and problems of the North and the Arctic.

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On December 1-2, the Northern Forum Model took place online, with pupils, students from Russian and foreign universities, young researchers and experts from a number of Russian regions and foreign countries. The event was held in English.

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The Northern Forum took part in the international forum "Arctic: today and the future" on December 2-4, 2021

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We invite everyone interested in the development of Northern regions to participate in the International Model Northern Forum, which will be held online on December 1-2.


The Northern Forum Secretariat cordially congratulates Mikhail Nikolaev, the first president of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), one of the founding fathers of the fruitful work of the international organization The Northern Forum, on his birthday!


On November 12, the first kick-off meeting of the Northern Forum Working Group on Creative Industries took place.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the member-regions of the Northern Forum from Khabarovsk Krai, Yakutia, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Lapland (Finland), Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. There were also guests from other regions and countries: Hungary, Primorsky Krai, Surgut.

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Exactly 30 years ago, on November 8, 1991, in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, a constituent assembly was held on the creation of the international organization "The Northern Forum". The founding members were 11 regions from 9 Northern countries: Yukon, Canada; Heilongjiang Province, China; Lapland, Finland; Hokkaido, Japan; Dornod, Mongolia; Trøndelag and Tromso, Norway; Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Kamchatka Krai, Magadan Oblast, Russia; Republic of Korea; and Alaska, USA.

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<p">Today, October 14, the opening of the YEF 2021 took place online. The organizers greeted the participants, explained the progress of the Forum, and the students of the Berdigestyakh secondary school of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) congratulated on the opening and showed creative videos.