Published online by Cambridge University Press: 18 May 2017
Reproduced from the document provided by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The Introductory Note was prepared for International Legal Materials by Andrew Jenks, Legal Operations Division, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
1 The Arctic Council should not deal with matters related to military security.
2 The use of the term “peoples” in this Declaration shall not be construed as having any implications as regard the rights which may attach to the term under international law.
[The Canada-Denmark-Finland-Iceland-Norway-Sweden-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-United States Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy, June 14, 1991, in part discussing the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, appears at 30 I.L.M. 1624 (1991); the Canadian Statement Concerning Arctic Sovereignty, September 10, 1985, appears at 24 I.L.M. 1723 (1985); and the Canada-Denmark-Norway-U.S.-USSR Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears, done at Oslo, November 15, 1973, appears at 13 I.L.M. 13 (1974).
[For additional information, please contact the Arctic Council Secretariat, 18th Floor, Tower A, Place Vanier (ASX), 333 River Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2, Canada (tel.: 613/941-4011; fax: 613/941-6490).]