Global Affairs Canada, together with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Carleton University, are pleased to host a Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Ottawa Declaration that established the Arctic Council on September 19, 1996.
The Celebration will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7:30am to 4:00pm in the River Building Atrium (2nd floor), Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.
The Celebration will feature an address on Canada’s international Arctic policies by Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion at 8:30 a.m.
The Celebration will also include:
- Introductory remarks by other dignitaries;
- Reflections on the creation and accomplishments of the Arctic Council by key Canadian founders and former chairs of the Council;
- Panel discussions on international Arctic cooperation and Arctic Council partnerships in building sustainable Arctic communities;
- Release of a newly published CIGI special report North of 60: Toward a Renewed Canadian Arctic Agenda.