Further, the plan sets the specific goal that by 2013; Indigenous peoples and northerners will have a well-defined prominent role in the leadership and development of UArctic.

As a reflection of the above strategic objectives, the UArctic Board of Governors, supported and encouraged by the UArctic members through the annual Council meeting in Kiruna, August 2009, have decided to strengthen the UArctic leadership by establishing the post of UArctic Vice President Indigenous Affairs. The goals and objectives as well as eligibility criteria and selection process are given in the attached Terms of Reference document. The post will be filled for an initial three-year period.

All UArctic members (Higher Education Institutions and Other Organizations) are eligible to submit proposals for the Vice President Indigenous Affairs post by October 30, 2009. The proposals, signed by the President/Director of the member organization, should be sent by email to the UArctic International Secretariat at secretariat@uarctic.org.

For further information, please contact
UArctic President Lars Kullerud
Tel. +47 9087 0099, Fax. +47 3703 5050
UNEP GRID-Arendal, Postboks 183
N-4802 Arendal, Norway