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News and Updates 2019
Vindelälven-Juhtatdahka Biosphere Candidate got its application granted and the area is now a new Biosphere Reserve within UNESCO´s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB).

The workshop arranged for training industry practitioners, regional environmental officers and BAT experts of the Murmansk region (SA No 1b-5) has become the final training event in a series of intensive workshops organised in the Barents region within the framework of Supporting Activities.

International Barents Secretariat has released a new video "This is IBS in Kirkenes, Norway", in which the staff of the IBS tells about their contribution on enhancing the work within Barents Cooperation.

An Intensive Practical Workshop “Environmental Hot Spots of the Barents region: Best Available Techniques, Best Environmental Practices, Integrated Environmental Permits and Environmental Performance Enhancement Programmes" was held in Arkhangelsk, 22-26 April 2019

Regional leaders are joining forces to highlight the Barents Cooperation on the international arenas. Tomas Hallberg, Head of the IBS will moderate the “Talking Barents” panel in the Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg

The seminar on Barents predators presents the similarities and differences in tackling the problem of large carnivores with aspirations for further cross-border discussions

In the opening speech at the Kirkenes Conference, the Norwegian Foreign Minister announced that both she and the Prime Minister will attend the Arctic forum to be held in St. Petersburg 9-10 April.

Valentin Strömberg started today as an intern at the IBS. How did you become interested in working at the International Barents Secretariat?

A great Barents friend, long term BEATA Steering Committee member (Chair 2015-2017) State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Sergey Aristov passed away on 30 December 2018 after serious illness at age of 63.

Marine litter and microplastics

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News and Updates 2018
As the most wonderful time of the year is coming, we, sitting in the cozy office decorated to celebrate Christmas, decided to collect information about Christmas and New Year traditions of the Barents countries.

The Meeting discussed the Barents Programmes on HIV/AIDS and TB, the new programme "Rural Health in the Barents region" and collaboration on Children and Youth at Risk.

The 50th meeting of theWGE took place in Skellefteå, 13-15 November 2018, with 30 participants from Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

An International Session on Cooperation in the Arctic was held during the 7th Murmansk International Business Week in mid-November, moderated by the Head of the International Barents Secretariat Tomas Hallberg.

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