Thirteen Non-arctic States have been approved as Observers to the Arctic Council:
Intergovernmental and Inter-Parliamentary Organizations with an approved observer status.
Twelve Non-governmental Organizations are approved Observers in the Arctic Council.
Thirteen Intergovernmental and Inter-Parliamentary Organizations have an approved observer status:
Fairbanks Ministerial meeting, 2017
Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000
Rovaniemi Ministerial meeting, 2019
Reykjavik Ministerial meeting, 2004
Fairbanks Ministerial, 2017
Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998
Inari Ministerial meeting 2002
At the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting in 2013, the Arctic Council “receive[d] the application of the EU for Observer status affirmatively”, but deferred a final decision. Until such time as Ministers of the Arctic States may reach a final decision, the EU may observe Council proceedings.