Conference of Arctic Parlamentarians (CPAR)

The Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (CPAR) is a parliamentary body comprising delegations appointed by the national parliaments of the Arctic states (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, U.S.A.) and the European Parliament. The conference also includes Permanent Participants representing Indigenous peoples, as well as observers. The conference meets every two years, and the Eleventh  Conference was held in the Whitehorse, Canada 9-11 September 2014.


SCPAR meeting in Bodø 24 May 2016
The Standing Committee will meet in Bodø 24 May 2016. The main topic for the meeting is search and rescue in the Arctic.
Wednesday 04 May 2016
Hon. Larry Bagnell new Vice-Chair of SCPAR
Mr Larry Bagnell was elected new Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee at the meeting in Stockholm 3 March 2016.
Friday 04 Mar 2016
New members of SCPAR from Canada
Hon Larry Bagnell and Mr. Larry Maguire are new members of SCPAR from Canada.
Monday 29 Feb 2016


The first Parliamentary Conference concerning Arctic cooperation was held in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1993. One of the main priorities of the Standing Committee was originally to support the establishment of the Arctic Council
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Recent conference

The 11th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region was hosted by the Canadian parliament in Whitehorse 9 ...