Non-governmental organizations

Twelve Non-governmental Organizations are approved Observers in the Arctic Council:

Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea (ACOPS)

Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000

Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

Reykjavik Ministerial meeting, 2004 (as: Arctic Circumpolar Route) 

Association of World Reindeer Herders (AWRH)

Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000

Circumpolar Conservation Union (CCU)

Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000

International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998

International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH)

Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998

Northern Forum (NF)

Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998

Oceana

Fairbanks Ministerial meeting, 2017

University of the Arctic (UArctic)

Inari Ministerial meeting, 2002

World Wide Fund for Nature, Arctic Programme (WWF)

Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998