The Arctic Council (AC) strives to promote cooperation, coordination, and interaction between the Arctic States. Along with its eight member states, the AC works closely with the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants to discuss common issues. Since its establishment in 1996 by the Ottawa Declaration, the high-level intergovernmental forum has served as a link to connect some of the most influential nations around the world with their respective Indigenous populations. The Arctic Council carries out its mission with six Working Groups, focusing on reducing emission, analyzing populations and ecosystems, drafting out methods of conservation and sustainability of its living resources, and improving the conditions of Arctic communities as a whole.

At CAHSMUN 2019, AC is a dual-delegation committee; two delegates will work as a team to represent one country. The Arctic Council features fast-paced developments and a high level of debate. Thus, this committee is only open to the most experienced and competitive of delegates. Position papers are mandatory for this committee. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to ac@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERS will be available soon


Steven Long

Steven Long | Director

Currently, in Grade 11 at St. George’s School, Steven is excited to be serving as the sole director of the Arctic Council. This will be Steven’s 5th year in MUN, his 2nd CAHSMUN, and his 2nd time staffing. Besides MUN, Steven enjoys photography, studying languages, watching oriental animated television shows, and taking long walks on a moonlit beach. He looks forward to a weekend of inspiring resolutions and fierce arctic debate!

Fiona Reuter

Fiona Reuter | Chair

Fiona is a Grade 12 student at Crofton House and is currently in her fifth year of Model UN. Ever since her first conference in Grade 8, she has been captivated by the world of MUN and has been able to gain many valuable experiences through it. Outside of MUN, Fiona can often be found spending time with her friends, golfing, watching Netflix, and trying to learn how to cook. She is thrilled to be serving as the Chair of the Arctic Council, and hopes to help make the conference enjoyable and memorable for all of the delegates this year!