The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Arctic Human Development Report

Reference work entry

Arctic Human Development Report – the first comprehensive scientific review of the Circumpolar North as a specific region of the world published in 2004 by the Arctic Council. Its Russian translation was published in 2007. The preparation of the report was initiated at the meeting of the ministers for foreign affairs in Inari, Finland, in the autumn of 2002 within the framework of the Programme of Iceland Presidency in the Arctic Council. The report contains a comprehensive assessment of the social-economic, cultural, and political potential of the Arctic. It is a component of the program for regional cooperation development in the Arctic. The report consists of 11 chapters, a brief summary of the main conclusions, an introduction, and a conclusion. It is dawn up as a treaty document and the content is coordinated by all the parties. Part I: Orientations ((1) Introduction and (2) Demography); Part II: Main Systems ((3) Society and Cultures: Changes and Stability, (4) Economic Systems, (5) Political Systems, and (6) Legal Systems); Part III: General Topics ((7) Resources Management, (8) Survivability of the Communities, (9) Health and Welfare, (10) Education, (11) Gender Relations, and (12) Circumpolar International Relations and Geopolitics); and Part IV: Conclusion ((13) Arctic Human Development Perspective: Main Conclusions and New Issues).

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