Established in 1996 by the Ottawa Declaration, the Arctic Council is a multilateral assembly of nations for international interests regarding the Arctic. As the lead intergovernmental forum with respect to Arctic issues, the Arctic Council facilitates consensus between Arctic and Observer States, Arctic Indigenous communities, and other Arctic inhabitants. There is a strong focus on the sustainable development of the world's arctic regions and the environmental protection of its ecosystems. The issues of the Arctic are global, as the environmental and political decisions made their impact other nations’ climates and security.
There will be a total of 17 delegates in the room, consisting of both member and observer states. They will be discussing:
1. Militarization of the Arctic
2. Melting Glaciers and Sea Ice.