First International Conference on Human Environment in Northern Regions
December. Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Hosted by Hokkaido Governor Naohiro Dougakinai, this inaugural conference brought together representatives from the Canadian provincial governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories; United States state governments of Alaska, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin; and representatives from the capital cities of Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The conference made evident a multitude of environmental, climactic, economic and social commonalities faced by residents in northern regions.
Participants at the conference came to understand that, as regions with similar climatic conditions, they shared many environmental challenges. They discovered that the way one northern region addressed a particular issue might apply to similar issues in many - if not all - northern regions. Government representatives realized that improved communication and cooperation could vastly enhance the way of life for all residents of the North. Furthermore, delegates acknowledged the value of holding regular meetings to discuss these commonalities. They vowed to work diligently as a whole on issues of shared importance.
During his closing address, Governor Dougakinai proclaimed, "It is earnestly desired that this three day-conference will produce fruitful results for the happiness of all peoples living in northern regions through the active exchange of views among the participants and that it will contribute to the promotion of friendly relations and to the social development of the entire region.
The seeds for the establishment of the Northern Forum were planted.
Second International Conference On The Human Environment in Northern Regions
September, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Participants determined that renewed vigor must be given to maintaining the balance among natural resource development, environmental protection and quality of life. Some governors worked to convey to each other that all might benefit from an organization which made it possible to act cooperatively to resolve seemingly intractable problems shared by those who live in Northern climates. Other regional leaders, preoccupied by their own immediate concerns and mandates, listened to these visionary suggestions.The Conference focused on human settlements. Specific sessions were held on: urban growth; the creation of new towns as a result of accelerated natural resource development; planning for the rapid expansion of existing settlements; and enhancing the livability of older towns and cities.Policy makers from twenty-two provincial, regional, and municipal governments gathered to address issues relative to improving the quality of life in northern regions. Peter Lougheed, Premier of Alberta, expressed hope at the opening ceremony that the exchange of information would extend beyond human environment issues to create a better understanding between different peoples inhabiting similar parts of the world. However, little was done beyond polite acknowledgement until 1990. A major part of the North, Russia's vast Northern Territories, were as yet unable to participate.
Third Northern Regions Conference: Cooperation in a Changing World
September, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
With the dramatic opening of the Soviet Union to the outside world, northern Russia provided the final piece of the puzzle in the movement to create a permanent "Voice of Northern Regions." Some 600 delegates to this third conference concluded that historical northern trans-border cooperation, largely sporadic and ad hoc in nature, was an anachronism. Participants recommended that a permanent regional organization by the name of the Northern Forum be established.This organization was intended to act as a mechanism "to improve the quality of local, national, and international decision-making regarding northern issues by providing a means through which northern voices can be heard at all stages of the process." Delegates also hoped that the Northern Forum would "offer opportunities to exchange ideas, solve common problems, and plan cooperative initiatives regarding issues that are unique to the North."
During the proceedings, several issues of common concern were identified as having priority within the scope of a northern regional organization's activities:
- Environmental assessment, monitoring and research.
- Pollution prevention and clean-up.
- Human resources, including culture, education, and health.
- Cooperative management of northern renewable natural resources.
- Northern technology and engineering.
- Physical infrastructure, including northern communications and transportation systems.
Furthermore, it was decided that the Northern Forum would locate its main office, or Secretariat, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Constituent Assembly of the Northern Forum
November. Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
The Founding Protocol and Statutes of the North Forum Non-Profit Corporation were registered by the Alaska State Government of the United States of America on November 8, 1991, and the North Forum Non-Profit Organization Certificate was issued on November 29, 1991. The founding protocol consists of 11 articles and is signed by all founders - members of the Board of Directors of the Northern Forum. As this document shows, 13 representatives of northern regions from 8 countries: W.Hikel (Alaska, USA), T.Penikett (Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada), I.Yutreland (Tondheim, Novergia), F.Bierkan (Landsdelsutvalget, Bodo, Ussr) A. Krashakov (Chukotka, USSR), Zh.Tinong (Heilongjiang, China), D.Dagwasuren (Choibalsan, Mongolia), M. Suzuki (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan) adopted and signed the Charter of the Northern Forum.
The Northern Forum Secretariat was established in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
The first executive director of the Northern Forum from 1992 to 1995, Steve Shropshire
The first General Northern Forum Assembly
October, province of Troms, Norway
The I General Assembly signed and approved the Tromso Declaration. The Tromsø Declaration (Norway), adopted by the first General Forum of the Northern Forum in 1993, supported and joined the implementation of the principles of the 21st Century Agenda of the United Nations (Rio de Janeiro, 1992). Then for the first time the following areas of cooperation were identified: 1) Ecology of the North; 2) The Northern Sea Route; 3) Economic development; 4) Culture; 5) Science; 6) Cooperation of national and regional governments.
In 1993 The Finland-Sakha Friendship society was created. The goal was to promote the development of effective cooperation in the fields of culture, economics, and environmental protection.
Sakhalin Oblast is a member of the Northern Forum
1993 – 2004 - Sakhalin Oblast is a member of the Northern Forum. During the membership period, the Sakhalin Oblast took part in all the main events and meetings of the Northern Forum.
Walter Joseph Hickel became General Secretary of the Northern Forum 1997-2010
After the main Secretariat of the Northern Forum was opened in anchorage, Alaska, USA), branches of the Secretariat – in Bodo (Norway), in Rovaniemi (Lapland, Finland), in Yakutsk (Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia) and in St. Petersburg (Russia). In recent years, there have been two innovations in the structure of the organization concerning former presidents northern forum. Thus, in 1994 the post of General Secretary of the Northern Forum was introduced, in 2001 an Advisory Council was established. Mr. Walter Hickel became General Secretary. The Advisory Board automatically includes the former chairmen of the Northern Forum – W. Hickel, M. E. Nikolaev.
Northern Forum Academy established at the initiative of Northern Norway
1994 – 2009 – Alberta, Canada is a member of the Northern Forum.
In January 1994, the organization was accredited to the United Nations as a non-governmental organization.
In January 1994, the organization was accredited to the United Nations as a non-governmental organization. In September of the same year, Mr. Hickel addressed the 47th Annual Meeting of the United Nations Division of Public Information of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in New York (USA) and met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Boutros Ghali. In November 2002, M.E. Nikolayev, Chairman of the Northern Forum, President of the Republic of Saha (Yakutia) delivered a report "To develop and improve international humanitarian cooperation" at the 57th session of the UN General Assembly entitled "Strengthening of coordination in the field of emergency humanitarian assistance of the UN."
The Northern Forum was granted an observer status in the Arctic Council.
The Northern Forum actively participates in the work of the Arctic Council as a permanent observer. Participation in the Arctic Forum allows the Northern Forum to conduct joint projects and be involved in interstate projects and programs.
Role of observers:
- Observers shall be invited to the meetings of the Arctic Council once observer status has been granted.
- While the primary role of observers is to observe the work of the Arctic Council, observers should continue to make relevant contributions through their engagement in the Arctic Council primarily at the level of Working Groups.
- Observers may propose projects through an Arctic State or a Permanent Participant but financial contributions from observers to any given project may not exceed the financing from Arctic States, unless otherwise decided by the SAOs.
- In meetings of the Council’s subsidiary bodies to which observers have been invited to participate, observers may, at the discretion of the Chair, make statements after Arctic states and Permanent Participants, present written statements, submit relevant documents and provide views on the issues under discussion. Observers may also submit written statements at Ministerial meetings.
First International Congress on Northern Farming
15-17 August, Republic of Sakha Yakutia, Yakutsk
At the II Circumpolar International Conference on Agriculture (Norway, 1995) and at the plenary meeting of the Northern Forum (Japan, 1995), the delegations of the Republic made a proposal on the need to consolidate the scientific and production efforts of all high-latitude countries in the development of northern agriculture on a planetary scale. The Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has decided to hold the I International Congress on Northern Farming on 15-17 August 1996 in the city of Yakutsk.
Reindeer- breeding of the People of Arctic and North [Priority Project of the Northern Forum]
29 august 1996
Detailes of the project:
- comporative researching reindeer-breeding cultures for search the way of survival;
- studying technology of keeping reindeer and exposure optimal form of management;
- search of effective methods of purchase, processing and realization of production of this branch of economy;
- creation World Informational Centre and bank of informations on reindeer-breeding;
- studying mutual relation domestic and wild reindeers;
- preservation genefond of valueable species and populations of reindeers;
- organisation scientific-production experimental stationary of the International Institute of the Reindeer-breeding in Yakutsk area.
Canada is a member of the Northern Forum
1997 – 2003 Northwest Territories, Canada are members of Northern Forum
The Secretariat of the Northern forum from Bodo (Norway) was transferred to Rovaniemi (Finland)
December, Rovaniemi, Finland
The executive director of the Northern Forum from 1998 to 2001, John Doyle
Adoption of the resolution of the Northern Forum on the principles of tourism in the North.
June, Rovaniemi, Finland
In June 1999, during the lV General Assembly, a business conference was held in Rovaniemi (Lapland province, Finland). The conference included two seminars: international financing and tourism development in the North. The result of the conference was the adoption of the resolution of the Northern Forum on the principles of tourism in the North.
St. Petersburg became a member of the Northern Forum.
June 1999 - St. Petersburg became a member of the Northern Forum. Rovaniemi (Finland). The idea of opening the Secretariat of the Northern Forum in St. Petersburg in order to coordinate the activities of the Northern Forum in the North-Western part of the Russian Federation was supported.
The executive director of the Northern Forum from 2001 to 2012, Priscilla Wohl
Membership of the Northern Forum covers 25 regions from 10 countries
December, Edmonton, Canada
In cooperation with the Northern Forum, the Alberta government hosted the world’s first Youth Eco Forum, an international meeting of young people from northern regions, in Edmonton in December 2001. Twenty-five youth from Finland, Russia, China, Japan, the United States and Canada learned about common environmental issues and offered their suggestions for environmental action. As a result, the participating delegates developed a Youth Eco Declaration stating their specific concerns for the environment and identifying actions to be taken to respond to those concerns.
International Environmental Action "Save and Preserve"
The International Environmental Action "Save and Preserve" is a large-scale socially significant environmental project, which has been implemented in the Autonomous District since 2003, since 2004 under the auspices of UNESCO and the International Association "Northern Forum." The aim of the project is to promote the sustainable development of the region through interregional and international cooperation in the field of environmental protection in order to ensure environmental safety and quality of life, and to develop an ecological culture of the population. The project helps to draw the attention of the general public to the environmental problems of the autonomous district and actively involve citizens in environmental and environmental education activities. A feature of this project is the variety of organizational forms and tools used to form ecological culture.
2004 – The intergovernmental agreement between Republic Sakha (Yakutia) and Heilongjiang Province (China) was signed.
Business Advisory Council of the Northern Forum
March, Moscow, Russia
The Business Advisory Council Initiative Group met in Moscow in March 2005 and announced the establishment of the Northern Forum Business Advisory Council. In this regard, the Harbin Declaration in this direction reaffirmed its commitment to previous commitments and decided to expand work on northern tourism, including opportunity research, training, job creation; Expand the scope of the Northern Forum on Trade Facilitation, Business Exchanges and Partnership among North Entrepreneurs; Continue to partner with the business community.
Northern zoos cooperation
In June 2005, the Republic Sakha (Yakutia) initiated the “Northern zoos cooperation” project within the framework of the program “Environment”. It was adopted as a priority project of the Northern Forum at the VII session of the UN Assembly. Harbin, Heilongjiang Province (China). The goal of the project is to develop a system of zoo ties, expand international cooperation in the preservation of flora and fauna of the northern territories.
Prevention of addictions
Alcohol and drug addiction prevailing in Russian northern regions and Alaska prompted the Northern Forum to establish the ‘Prevention of addictions” project. The group included experts from the northern regions: Vologda Oblast, Komi Republic, Republic Sakha (Yakutia), St. Petersburg, Khanty-Mansiysk and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
2006 – 2009 - Krasnoyarsk Krai is a member of the Northern Forum.
2007 – Gangwon Province, South Korea is a member of the Northern Forum
Infectious diseases monitoring
In 2006, the ICS Steering Committee established the working group on tuberculosis. The working group includes Greenland, Northern Canada, Northern Sweden, northern regions of Russia and the Arctic region of the United States (Alaska). In 2008 the Northern Forum joined the work with the new project "Infectious diseases monitoring". Currently, the project is based on medical facilities of member regions of the Northern Forum and specialists from the former member of the Northern Forum - St. Petersburg. Despite the fact that the project started with the expectation of coverage of common infectious threats, over time the focus shifted to the problem of tuberculosis; therefore, a working group of the Northern Forum of the same name was created.
Language program "Schools cooperation"
The project, conducted by the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), is dedicated to the development of school partnerships in the North. The leading organization is the Yakutsk State National Gymnasium. It leads own project "School of Life in the North". Work on the project has been ongoing since 2008 and within its framework events such as international educational teleconferences, presentations, educational research projects for elementary school, meetings of students of twin cities etc.
2008 – 2012 – Nunavut is a member of the Northern Forum
2010 – 2013 – Quebec is a member of the Northern Forum
IUCN red list through the children eyes
International project "competition-exhibition of children's creativity "IUCN red list through the children eyes" in the framework of the international ecological action "to save and preserve" led by the Northern Forum.
Meeting Of the Committee of regional coordinators (CRC)
April, Quebec, Canada
The Northern Forum implements its main activities in the framework of 3 integrated programs: Sustainable development, Society, culture and the environment.
Development of protected areas
The “Development of protected areas” project began as a seminar in autumn 2012 in Yakutsk led by the Northern Forum Secretariat. Representatives the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Sakhalin, Amur Regions; Krasnoyarsk, Trans-Baikal Territory; and foreign entities - members of the Northern Forum attended the seminar.
The executive director of the Northern Forum Vladimir Vasilyev
The Northern Forum Secretariat was transferred from the Anchorage, Alaska to Yakutsk, Republic Sakha (Yakutia), Russia
January, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Clarification of questions from the Secretariat of the Northern Forum from anchorage, Alaska to Yakutsk, RS(Y)
Meeting with the former Director and employee of the Secretariat, debt repayment
October, Yakutia, Russia
Kangwon delegation led by Dr. Kang with the Republican hospital 2
Meeting of project coordinators and business partners
November, Yakutsk. Russia
Participated working groups, located in the city of Yakutsk
Resolution No. 166 on approving the programs and projects of the Northern Forum for 2013-2015 was adopted.
Participation in the meeting of the Arctic Council working group on sustainable development
March, Yellowknife, Canada
The project "Human in the Arctic" was presented on behalf of the Russian delegation. Information about the cooperation of the Northern Forum with the Arctic Council is presented.
Participation in the meeting of senior officials of the Arctic Council
Arctic Business Forum
March, Rovaniemi, Finland
Participation of Executive Director Vladimir Nikolayevich Vasilyev
International Conference "Renewable Energy in Isolated Systems of the Far East of Russia."
June, Yakutsk, Russia
X Youth Ecological Forum
August, Yakutsk, Russia
Participated delegations of: Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Heilongjiang, Hokkaido, Republic of Sakha Yakutia. The forum was held jointly with "Sosnovy Bor"
Presentation of tourism potential of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
September, San Diego, California, USA
Working with compatriots abroad (USA)
Festival "Traditions of Northern Fisheries"
September, Lapland, Finland
Participated: Lapland, Khanty Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, groups from the USA, Great Britain, Finland
Signed a cooperation Agreement with the Institute of the North of Alaska (Director N. Andreassen) and the Northern Forum (acting Director A. Bozhedonova)
November, Yakutsk, Russia
Goal: the renewal of the membership of the Alaska and Canadian regions in the Northern Forum
November, Yakutsk, Russia
Plenary session of the international conference "Arctic: perspectives for sustainable development”
The organizer was the government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia and the Northern Forum
International Conference on Telemedicine
November, Naryan Mar, Nenets Autonomous okrug, Russia
Participation in the international conference on telemedicine in Naryan Mar. Participants: NAO, KhMAO, Republic of Sakha Yakutia, Norwegian Telemedicine Centre, University of Arkhangelsk, University of Edinburgh.
An agreement on cooperation in telemedicine was agreed between the Ministry of health of Yakutia and the health Department of the Nenets Autonomous district
International Scientific and Practical Conference Arctic: Prospects for Sustainable Development
November, Yakutsk, Russia
Representatives of potential members of the Northern Forum participated together with the Government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia. The conference was attended by representatives of federal authority of legislative and executive power and local government of subjects of the Russian Federation, leading scientific and educational institutions of Russia and foreign countries, public organizations.
The executive director of the Northern Forum from 2015 to 2019, Mikhail Pogodaev
Project Festival "Brown bears and Indigenous Peoples"
March, Rural settlement Kazym, KhMAO, Russia
A festival was held on the project "Bears and indigenous peoples"
Initiated by - Khanty Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug with the participation of the business partner of the Northern Forum from Sweden
Krasnoyarsk Krai received the rotating chairmanship of the Northern Forum at the XII General Assembly in Yakutsk
Sulus LLC. based in St.Petersburg has joined the Northern Forum as a new business partner
Sulus LLC. operates since 2004 inhigh technology engineering in system intergration on the Russian IT Market and systems of industrial automatization. The Company specializes on completion of tasks in modern IT and industrial automatization that includes development of projects, their support in state expert bodies, application of system solutions and services in: oil industry, metallurgy, mining industry, heavy industry, ship building, energy and telecoms.
Northern Forum Acting Executive takes part in Arctic Council AACA Workshop
April, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Northern Forum Acting Executive takes part in Arctic Council AACA Workshop. Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic Report (AACA) workshop took place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on premises of the Arctic and Antarctic science research institute. The workshop took its place on April 13-16 and gathered authors and working group members on this project. Mikhail Pogodaev was invited as an expert to work on chapters 2 and 6. Agenda of the workshop included reports on status of preparation of chapters for this report, coordination of work of different author groups on these chapters. This workshop was meant to provide conditions for joint work of authors of chapters, determine needed materials and discuss main problems of report preparation, coordination of joint actions. Overall aim of AACA project is preparation and provision of the most full information for grounded, timely and responsible policy and decision-making in conditions of changing Arctic.
III International Conference "Development of Renewable Energy in the Far East of Russia
June, Yakutsk, Russia
The Conference "Development of Renewable Energy in the Far East of Russia" is a traditional summer event held jointly by the Government of the Republic and the Russian Joint Stock Company of the Energy System of the East.
The International Conference "Development of Renewable Energy in the Far East of Russia" allows manufacturers of energy equipment and representatives of scientific organizations to demonstrate their technological solutions and initiatives for the development of renewable energy sources. The event also included a dialogue with representatives of state authorities concerning the regulation of the industry and instruments of state support for alternative energy. The conference initiated several major cooperation projects:
- Within the framework of the agreement signed at the first conference with the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) "Russian Joint Stock Company of the Energy System of the East." built the largest polar SES in the world in Batagai;
- Japanese government organization NEDO with the Government of Kamchatka Krai and "Russian Joint Stock Company of the Energy System of the East" built a unique wind power complex in Ust-Kamchatsk.
Regions: Yakutia and Gangwon Province (South Korea)
Meetings of the Presidium of the Arctic and Antarctic Council under the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation with members of the State Commission for Arctic Development
November, Yakutsk, Russia
Governors of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, which are part of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, took part. As a result of the meeting, the minutes of the meeting were adopted, which there is a paragraph on participation in international Arctic forums of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and municipalities that are part of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
4th meeting of the Norwegian-Russian working group on cross-border and regional cooperation of the Russian-Norwegian intergovernmental commission on industrial, economic and scientific and technical cooperation
January, Kirkenes, Norway
At the meeting, the Russian delegation was headed by Alexander Tsybulsky, Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation, and the Norwegian delegation was headed by the State Secretary, Deputy Minister trade, industry and fisheries of Norway, Dilek Ayhan.
The Northern Forum is an observer in the Arctic Council
April, Iqaluit, Canada
Participation at Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
Arctic Circle Assembly
October, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Assembly held an official signing ceremony of the agreement on Lapland's entry into the Northern Forum. At the ceremony among others was also attended by Advisor on Arctic policy Alaska Governor Craig Fleener and the Mayor of Akureyri Eirikur Bjorn Bjorgvinsson.
Lapland officially joined in the Northern Forum
In Reykjavik, within the framework of the Arctic Circle International Forum, a ceremony was held to sign an agreement to renew Lapland 's membership in the Northern Forum. The Nordic Forum is an international organization of northern heads of regions that has been active since 1991 as a forum for the exchange of best practices among northern Governments in the sustainable development of northern regions and the improvement of the quality of life of the peoples of the North. In its time, the organization united more than twenty northern territories governments, including Alaska with Lapland.
Alaska signs agreement to return to Northern Forum
On July 25-27, 2016, a meeting of regional coordinators of the Northern Forum was held in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. In a speech at the signing ceremony of the Northern Forum accession agreement, Alaska Governor Bill Walker said of the importance of regional cooperation with Russian regions: "I am proud to be the Governor of Alaska. I was personally familiar with Mr. Walter Hickel (founder of the Northern Forum, Governor of Alaska in 1966-1969 and 1990-1994), who many years ago, having brought me to the globe, said: "All Arctic regions and countries must jointly solve common tasks."
Official visit of the delegation of the Kingdom of Norway headed by Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Leidulv Namtvedt
November, Yakutsk, Russia
The Northern Forum took part in organizing the delegation's visit Kingdom of Norway together with the Ministry of Federal Affairs relations and external relations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the international center of reindeer husbandry and the North-Eastern Federal University. M. K. Ammosova. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen contacts with universities and research institutes, as well as explore opportunities for trade and economic ties.
4 organisations joined the Northern Forum business partnership
Business partnership in 2017, 4 organisations joined the Northern Forum business partnership: Arctic Portal (Akureyri, Iceland), "Arctic Communications Business" LLC of Ukpeak vik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) (Alaska, USA), Ltd company "Smik-Master. Polygraphy "(Republic of Saha (Yakutia), Russia), "Energy saving technologies" LLC (Republic of Saha (Yakutia), Russia)
A New Northern Forum Strategy
On 11-12 April 2018, XIII General Assembly of the Northern Forum will convene in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. It is an international organization that brings together Arctic and Northern regions to improve the quality of life of all people living in the North and enhancing the principles of Northern territories sustainable development. The Northern Forum has a 26 year long and rich history of pioneering the regional international cooperation in the Northern hemisphere. For several decades the Northern Forum has been successfully implementing initiatives and projects that benefit Northern and Arctic areas of the world, and has been effectively serving as a regional voice in the global arena on current Arctic and Northern agenda. Biennial General Assembly gives an opportunity to assess Forum’s work and to acknowledge achievements and successes made during last two-year period. Since the XII General Assembly of the Northern Forum, held in Yakutsk in November 2015, the Forum has significantly grown thanks to the strong leadership of Executive Director Mikhail Pogodaev and his secretariat staff, the member regions support and that of organizations involved in implementation of its mission.
The executive director of the Northern Forum Daryana Maximova
Arctic Summer School
On July 29, the Arctic Summer School, a joint university educational project - the Northern Forum and the Korean Maritime Institute - was organized at Northeastern Federal University. Within three weeks, participants from Russia, South Korea, Germany and other countries attended lectures by leading scientists and experts on Arctic development.
Northern Sustainable Development Forum
The Northern Forum on Sustainable Development is held for the first time in Yakutsk from 24-28 September 2019. A total of 130 guests, including 50 foreign guests, from 13 countries, including circumpolar countries and 3 countries of North-East Asia (China, South Korea and Japan) came to the forum. To discuss issues on sustainable development of the North during these days there were events on 40 platforms, in the format of panel discussions, round tables, conferences, master classes, vorkshop, lectures and presentations of projects. Such topics as cooperation between Russia and Asia, sustainable development of Arctic regions and cities, economic, social and political problems were discussed; The problems of the small indigenous peoples of the North. The Northern Forum on Sustainable Development in Yakutsk will be a platform for developing concrete measures to solve global problems related to the development of the North and the Arctic. And the Northern Forum on Sustainable Development will be held annually in Yakutia.