Model Arctic Council

October 27-30, 2010
Westmark Hotel
201 Wood Street
Whitehorse, Yukon

The United Nations Association in Canada is excited to announce its inaugural Model Arctic Council, to be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, October 27-30, 2010. High school youth, from across the northernmost reaches of Canada, and delegations from other arctic countries, will gather to deliberate on the most pressing issues confronting the arctic. The Model Arctic Council (MAC) is a simulation of the Arctic Council that allows students to take on the roles of the various parties comprising the Arctic Council and explore topics of vital importance to the arctic from the point of view of the country or organization they represent.

This is the first time ever a simulation of the Arctic Council has been done in Canada and we know that for many this will be a first such opportunity to work with peers from within your special region.  Registration is now open, and we welcome expressions of interest from students and teachers.  We invite you to explore our website for more information about this exciting event and look forward to seeing you in October!

MODEL ARCTIC COUNCIL WAS A FANTASTIC SUCCESS!

Thank you to all participants and supporters who made the Inaugural Model Arctic Council a overwhelming success. The debate and discussion throughout the conference was inspiring and shows the brilliance of Northern Youth. Congratulations to all those who attended! Check out our Photos section in the coming days for pictures from the conference!

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

All registered delegates are expected to cover the cost of their own accomodation and meals while attending the Model Arctic Council. If you are registered to attend, and are unable to cover these costs, please contact Denise immediately at [email protected].

UPDATE – PHOTOS AND VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE

Photographs and video reflections from the Model Arctic Council are now available – visit our Photo Gallery and Video  pages for more!