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Successful SCPAR side event in Montreal

Around 50 people attended the side event arranged by SCPAR at the IPY Conference in Montreal 22 April.

The side event was opened with interventions from former Chair of SCPAR Mr. Clifford Lincoln and Vice - Chair of SCPAR Ms Gudfridur Lilja Gretarsdottir.

Mr. Lincoln underlined that the current developments in the Arctic demands a stronger Arctic Council, and Ms. Gretarsdottir presented proposals to how this can be done. 

In the debate afterwards the role of the Permanent Participants and the observers to the Arctic Council were discussed, along with the proposal to make the Arctic Council a treaty based international organization.

Tuesday 24 Apr 2012