The Arctic: Region of Cooperation and Development
On December 2-3, 2013 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) RAS and in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will hold in Moscow an International Conference on “The Arctic: Region of Development and Cooperation”. The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The Conference is held in line with RIAC long-term project Roadmap for International Cooperation in the Arctic, aimed at promoting the development strategy of the Russian Arctic and preserving its unique environment on the basis of international cooperation.
The main objective of the Conference is to establish a permanent forum for representatives of the expert community, ministries and departments for systematizing the experience of international cooperation in the Arctic in order to develop proposals for effective development of the region and responsible use of its resources.
The event will be held in plenary and thematic sessions on key areas of international cooperation in the Arctic.
Analytic materials, summing up the results of the Conference, will be sent to the relevant ministries and departments.