Arctic Council


  • The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental organisation
  • It has eight member-states, six independent permanent participating organisations and observers which are non-Arctic states like India and China.
  • Finland is holding the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2017-19.
  • The Arctic Council is currently formulating a long-term strategy for action looking into the 2030s based on its founding charter.
  • India is an Observer in Arctic Council.