Non-governmental organizations

Twelve Non-governmental Organizations are approved Observers in the Arctic Council

Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)
Reykjavik Ministerial meeting, 2004 (as: Arctic Circumpolar Route) 
Association of World Reindeer Herders (AWRH)
Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000
Circumpolar Conservation Union (CCU)
Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000
International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998
Northern Forum (NF)
Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998
Oceana
Fairbanks Ministerial meeting, 2017
University of the Arctic (UArctic)
Inari Ministerial meeting, 2002