Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform for discussing the issues and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North. 


In May 2021, the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council is transferred to the Russian Federation. In anticipation of this, it is worth remembering that the Northern Forum was the predecessor and one of the active supporters of the creation of the Arctic Council in 1996. Since 1998, the Northern Forum has been an observer in the Arctic Council.

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On April 29, at the XIV General Assembly of the Northern Forum, Resolution No. 229 approved the creation of The Northern Youth Forum in the form of an association of youth at the Northern Forum.


Vladimir Vasilev and Daryana Maksimova were approved in the positions of Executive Director and his Deputy!


On April 28-29, the XIV General Assembly of the Northern Forum was held in Naryan-Mar in a hybrid format. On the first day of the assembly, a meeting of the Committee of Regional Coordinators was held.


The application campaign of the Explore Yamal international volunteer project, which will take place in August 2021 in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, continues.


On April 28-29, 2021, an important event for the Northern Forum will take place in the city of Naryan-Mar

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The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry present to your attention a series of two online conferences on Russian-Norwegian cooperation in the field of aquaculture.

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A collection of articles by participants of the student conference organized by the Arctic State Agrotechnological University as part of the Northern Youth Forum.


On April 6-7, St. Petersburg State University and the Center for Canadian Studies are holding an international conference "Cooperation between Russia and Canada in the Arctic at the federal and regional levels: infrastructure, economic opportunities and well-being of the northerners." The conference will be held in a hybrid format (online and offline).

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The Association for the Promotion of the Development of the Northern Territories "Academy of the Northern Forum", which Vladimir Vasiliev headed from 2002 to 2014, is an important body of the unified system of the Northern Forum. It is on its basis that the Secretariat of the Northern Forum functions.


In September 2020, Northern Sustainable Development Forum (NSDF) was held in the city of Yakutsk. Within the framework of this event, the Northern Youth Forum (NYF) was also organized, which brought together talented youth, outstanding scientists, leading experts of the Arctic and the North.