Challenges of integrating a gender equality perspective in the activities of the Arctic Council focusing on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be discussed. Finland wish during the Presidency of Arctic Council to promote an extensive policy relevant dialogue on gender equality putting current realties and future challenges into context with climate and environmental changes as well as economic and social developments throughout the Arctic.

The session starts with a short introductory speech on Gender Equality and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.