The Ilulissat Declaration was adopted by the five Arctic nations with borders on the Arctic Ocean (Denmark, Norway, Canada, the Russian. “With the Ilulissat Declaration from May , the coastal States bordering the Arctic Ocean agreed to maintain the Arctic as a low-tension. The outcome was the two-page Ilulissat Declaration. You can download a copy at the Danish Foreign Ministry website: Conference in Ilulissat, Greenland.

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Ilulissat Declaration’s year anniversary

We need stay on this path — and this is where the Ilulissat Declaration plays a key role. Denmark will miss no chance to remind its guests of the Danish origins of the Ilulissat Declaration, but two independent researchers have made sure that also the flip-sides are recalled. This and the apparent rent seeking behavior of the new Trump administration in the Arctic could mean future problems with regional interests overlapping backed up with military escalation. The same are the Inuit Circumpolar Council and the Saami Council, while the four other Arctic Indigenous organizations declagation which altogether constitute the six permanent participants of the Arctic Council — did not make use of their invitations.

Ilulissat is a small town with less than 4, inhabitants. We use cookies to optimize the user experience and target the content on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Very different sets declaraion international law apply at the two ends of the world, even if they are comparable in other ways. These three states are therefore not a party to the Ilulissat Declaration.

The moratorium, which will ilulissar at least for 16 years, will safeguard any potential future fish stocks in the Arctic Ocean. As of now, no final decisions have been made to the claims submitted to the CLCS. It is always the weak. Human rights in the declafation academy curriculum strengthens trust in the police Ethiopia: While the Antarctic is uninhabited, millions of people live in the Arctic in clearly defined states bordering the Arctic Ocean.


The content of this article is ilulisst sole responsibility of the author and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily represent the official position of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Denmark. May 23 – The collection of information also helps targeting of relevant content, compile statistics as illissat as marketing.

As documented by the two Danish researchers, who have interviewed 24 anonymized diplomats and politicians, the signatories promised peace, search-and-rescue and protection of the marine environment. Supporting women and girls survivors of violence From Nordhavn to Niger: On the first day, sustainable economic development was on top of the agenda.

So far, the dispute has been of low intensity where the countries submit their claims to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental shelf CLCS ; however, symbolic iulissat as the Russian flag planting on the North Pole seabed in or the official Danish claim in suggest that the dispute is one of importance.

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The Ilulissat Declaration ten years on

Professor in glaciology Jason Box arriving a restored building in Ilimanaq. This indicates that the Western countries and Russia are able to continue Arctic declaratin despite of sanctions and a worsening in relations in other areas.

We are committed to strengthening our economic cooperation within the Arctic region to support the development of successes like Ilimanaq. We take the responsibility for living up to these values in close cooperation – this is truly unique.

One of the chief goals written into the declaration was blockage of any “new comprehensive international legal regime to govern the Arctic Ocean”.

Likewise, the Arctic indigenous peoples, who have a prominent position within the Arctic Council, were not involved in the Ilulissat negotiations. Soon, as the two researchers illustrate, the Ilulissat Declaration and the message behind extinguished all further pursuit of an Arctic Treaty.

And, of course, to the common understanding that the Arctic does not need any new global Arctic Treaty, U. The Ilulissat Declaration was a Danish and Greenlandic initiative and in consequence, it is only natural that it is the Danes who are reminding the other signatories of the common goals agreed upon. The Arctic peoples, also firmly engaged in the Arctic Council, were not invited either — except from Greenland which co-hosted the event as part of the Danish Kingdom.


After a long flight to Ilulissat, the delegations continued to nearby Ilimanaq where they had a smooth beginning in the picturesque surroundings. The conference was held in the small sports hall.

Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 9 Octoberat The Kingdom of Denmark has acted as depositary for the agreement which enters into force on May 23, Denmark and the other four littoral states meeting in Ilulissat Russia, the U. Participants are invited on a case study tour through Ilulissat Icefjord to Ilimanaq village.

By signing the declaration, the nations committed themselves to peaceful cooperation and dialogue regarding the development in the Arctic Ocean, and to settle possible overlapping territorial claims or other discrepancies within the framework of international law and the Law of the Sea.

Inthe signing of the Ilulissat Declaration poured cold water on the rhetorical escalation in the wake of the in famous Russian flag planting on the geographical North Pole seabed. Retrieved from ” https: Nonetheless, the territorial disputes show no indication towards a more heated disagreement as all states act in accordance with international law.

If the current militarization of the Arctic region spearheaded by Russia intensifies in the coming years, the chances for military confrontations intentional and unintentional increases and it could prove disruptive to the current collaborative regional atmosphere. While already being a small tourist magnet, this is probably going to boost the interest in sustainable Arctic tourism with respect for both nature and traditional culture even more. In addition to the hosts, the meeting will have participation from ministers and representatives from the United States, the Russian Federation, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Arctic indigenous peoples.

Which indicates of course that there is more to it than peace.