AYN's First General Meeting
The Arctic Youth Network held its first General Meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland on April 11th, 2019.
The objective of the meeting was to gain increased support for and interest in the AYN from both youth and officials and to ratify the Board of Directors. Approximately 45 people attended representing all Arctic nations with 18 people watching online. Held at Nordic House, the meeting was composed of a presentation on the AYN, remarks from US, Russian, and Greenlandic officials, a discussion in small groups to gain a better idea from other youth of what the Arctic Youth Network should aim to accomplish, and a reception.
The event was incredibly successful with great reviews from attendees and many new connections made to further develop the AYN.
The event was made possible by the generous support of the Icelandic Ministry of Education, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and the WWF’s Global Arctic Program.