Enhancing the environment, economies, culture and health of Indigenous peoples and Arctic communities.

About SDWG

The SDWG advances sustainable development by proposing and adopting steps to be taken by the Arctic states.

This includes pursuing opportunities to protect and enhance the environment and the economies, culture and health of Indigenous peoples and Arctic communities. The guiding tenet running throughout the work of the SDWG is to pursue initiatives that provide practical knowledge and contribute to building the capacity of Indigenous peoples and Arctic communities. This will allow them to respond to the challenges and benefits from the opportunities in the Arctic region.

The SDWG is a Working Group of the Arctic Council.

The Arctic Council is pausing all official meetings of the Council and its subsidiary bodies until further notice.

SDWG Expert Groups

Social, Economic, and Cultural Expert Group

The Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group (SEC) supports work to advance social, economic and cultural research in the development of sustainable and integrated approaches emerging in the circumpolar region.

News

Executive Secretary, SDWG

The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) welcomes applications for an Executive Secretary at the newly established  SDWG Secretariat at Université Laval in Quebec...
31 Oct 2022

SDWG's Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group Releases First State of Knowledge Report

SDWG's Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group releases a new State of Knowledge Report focused on Renewable Economies in the Arctic.
24 Jan 2022

SDWG Welcomes new SDWG-IASSA-IASC Fellow, Silja Zimmerman

Silja Zimmerman, PhD Candidate at Utrecht University, is the inaugural SDWG-IASSA-IASC Fellow. This fellowship, offered for the first time for 2022, encourages an early...
12 Jan 2022

Introducing the new SDWG Chair: “It’s necessary to protect Arctic cultures, languages and traditions.”

Abidat Magomedova is the new Chair of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG). She serves as Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation and T...
14 Dec 2021

Award-winning Arctic Council project brings Indigenous food culture to Arctic Food Festival in Moscow

The EALLU Indigenous Youth, Food Knowledge and Arctic Change project recently won the Gourmand Best of the Best Award and will present the traditional food culture of Ind...
08 Dec 2021
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