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.

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.

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JOB POSTING: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP

The Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council (SDWG) is seeking a Communications Officer to manage website content, social networks, developing effectiv...
15 Dec 2023

JOB POSTING: PROJECT COORDINATOR, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP

The Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council (SDWG) is seeking a Project Coordinator to assist the Working Group's Secretariat and support the Exe...
15 Dec 2023

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
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