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16:15 | Jan 24 | 2014

The Sakha delegation is working at the Arctic Frontiers-2014 Conference in Tromso, Norway

 

The Sakha delegation is working at the Arctic Frontiers-2014 Conference in Tromso, Norway. As it was noted earlier the main theme of the conference is Human in the Arctic.

 

The conference is being run in two sections: policy and science ones.

The policy section was visited by heads and senior officials of the Arctic countries.

In the science section experts are discussing Health, Society and Environment and Maritime operational challenges.

At the conference the Northern Forum Executive Director Vladimir Vasiliev took an opportunity to discuss with Greenland`s and the Nenets okrug (Russia) their possible membership in the Northern Forum as well as participated in bilateral consultations with UNEP Head Office representative and “The Arctic Agenda 2020” program coordinator on involvement of the Northern Forum in projects activities on the Russian Arctic within the Arctic Agenda 2020.

In the frame of the science section the Sakha delegation talked over the implementation of the Man in the Arctic initiative. As noticed international experts the project would have a good potential to be developed.

On 23 January the Sakha delegation took part in a seminar hold by the World Reindeers Association Board. On 24 January the delegation is visiting Saami reindeers community.

A Northern Forum new web-portal draft was presented to participants of the Arctic Non-government Organizations Forum.

 

Press service of the ministry for federative affairs and internal relations of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)