The US Arctic Research Commission’s "Report on the Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research 2023-2024," presented to the president and Congress, establishes national Arctic research priorities and recommendations that, when achieved, will advance efforts outlined in our nation’s Arctic policies, strategies, and plans.

University College of the North (UCN) has established the Department of Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation. Dr. Ramona Neckoway is appointed as Associate Vice President and will lead the new department.

The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, the Regional Council of Lapland, and the Baltic Sea Commission (BSC), as part of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), are jointly organizing a day-long seminar on the sustainable economic development of the northern regions and the just green transition. 

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the ISC are partnering on an initiative to publish a Global Report in 2024 to inform the deliberations of the sixth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6).