In his message at the meeting President Lars Kullerud asked the Arctic Council to:

• Engage UArctic in the work of the Arctic Council working groups whereby UArctic will facilitate and actively engage in developing opportunities for training and education.
• Acknowledge that UArctic take responsibility for sustaining IPY legacy in the area of higher education, knowledge transfer and training, valuing traditional knowledge.
• UArctic respectfully calls for the unequivocal endorsement of Arctic Council members for the establishment of a UArctic Legal Entity.


UArctic also presented its message to the Senior Arctic Officials through submitting three documents to the participants in advance of the meeting, the Strategic Plan 2008-2013; the report to the SAO’s as well as a message document.

An overview of the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Meeting