Non-Arctic states

Thirteen Non-arctic States have been approved as Observers to the Arctic Council:

Intergovernmental and interparliamentary organizations

Intergovernmental and Inter-Parliamentary Organizations with an approved observer status.

Non-governmental organizations

Twelve Non-governmental Organizations are approved Observers in the Arctic Council.

Thirteen Non-arctic States have been approved as Observers to the Arctic Council

France

Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000

Germany

Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998

Italian Republic 

Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013

Japan 

Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013

The Netherlands 

Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998

People's Republic of China 

Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013

Poland 

Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998

Republic of India 

Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013

Republic of Korea 

Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013

Republic of Singapore 

Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013

Spain 

Salekhard Ministerial meeting, 2006

Switzerland

Fairbanks Ministerial meeting, 2017

United Kingdom 

Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998