November 5, 2019
News archive - 2012: Overview
January 3, 2012: New Year's statement by ICC Chair
I en Nytårs udtalelse fra ICC's internationale formand Aqqaluk Lynge hedder det at ICC håber at det danske formandskab i det første halve år af det nye år kan bruges til at fokusere på hvad der kan gøres ved den økonomiske sanktion rettet mod de Arktiske folk i form af forbudet mod salg af sælprodukter i EU.
January 6, 2012: New Year's statement by ICC Greenland Chair
ICC Grønland ønsker alle vore samarbejdspartnere, organisationer og alle medborgere et godt nytår med tak for godt samarbejde i det forrige år.
February 1, 2012: New Executive Director
Please welcome the new Executive Director of the Chair's Office in Nuuk: Mr. Alfred E. R. Jakobsen.
February 20, 2012: ICC and KNAPK questionnaire for AMAP
AMAP's ekspertgruppe HHAG (Human Health Assessment Group) har igangsat et ”Risiko-kommunikationsprojekt”, hvor de ønsker at afdække den manglende viden om hvordan risikoen ved forureningsstoffer i traditionel kost kommunikeres videre til befolkningen i Arktis. Ekspertgruppen er for tiden ved at lave en rapport, som samler op på den nuværende viden om Kviksølv og Persistente Organiske Forbindelser (POP, svært nedbrydelige stoffer såsom DDT, PCB og dioxin).
February 8, 2012: Lynge talks future of Inuit people
Greenlandic Inuit welcome the possibility of economic opportunity that comes with the growing international interest in regional oil and mineral resources but worry about the effect it may have on their environment and traditional lifestyle, Aqqaluk Lynge, chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, said in a lecture to a packed Filene Auditorium Tuesday afternoon.
April 24, 2012: Aqqaluk's keynote speech at IPY 2012
Aqqaluk's keynote speech at IPY 2012
April 27, 2012: Honorary degree
The Chair of Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Aqqaluk Lynge has been announced as Doctor in Humane Letters at the renowned American University, Dartmouth College, in the state of New Hampshire.
May 18, 2012: New science employee
Inuit Circumpolar Council welcomes a new employee, Bjarne (Ababsi) Lyberth, as an Executive Science Advisor. He is a biologist, and will be leading and coordinating the daily work with the Arctic Council, sustainable development, environmental and climate issues, hearing answers regarding resource development projects, and to conduct public consultations in towns that could potentially be affected by large scale industrial development projects.
June 7, 2012: Aqqaluk Lynge, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
Aqqaluk Lynge, the Greenlandic leader of the international organization, Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has officially been awarded the honorary degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) by the renowned American University, Dartmouth College, in the state of New Hampshire. The prestigious title was awarded by the president of Dartmouth College, Jim Yong Kim and took place at the university's big annual celebration on Sunday June 10.
October 10, 2012: ICC and WWF held a public meeting
ICC Greenland og WWF Verdensnaturfonden har modtaget en bevilling fra Villum/Veluxfonden til et fælles toårigt samarbejdsprojekt om offentlige høringer og inddragelse af borgerne i beslutningsprocesser vedrørende ny industri i Grønland.
October 12, 2012: Aqqaluk Lynge turns 65
The International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), Aqqaluk Lynge was born in Aasiaat 65 years ago, and celebrates his birthday in Nuuk on October 12.
October 25, 2012: Inuit & Sámi Arctic Declaration
Yesterday, October 24th, on United Nations Day, the representatives of Saami and Inuit have agreed on an Arctic Declaration regarding the UN Conference on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2014, during their preparatory meeting in Nuuk, organized by the Inuit Circumpolar Council.
October 19, 2012: The London Mining iron ore project in Greenland causes concerns
The London Mining iron ore project in Greenland causes concerns.
November 12, 2012: Common letter from civil society to Minister for Industry and Mineral Resources
ICC Greenland has together with SIK, TG, GA, KNAPK, KANUKOKA, Avataq and the association Friends of Nuuk Fjord written a common letter to Minister for Industry and Mineral Resources. The common letter deals with Impact Benefit Agreement negotiations between Greenland and London Mining.
October 16, 2012: ICC begins information campaign about mineral resources and human rights
ICC Greenland's delegation held a meeting Thursday October 11 in Nuuk and in that regard adopted the presented ICC plans about an information campaign related to mineral resources and human rights.
November 23, 2012: MIO & ICC's call to children
Right now, all primary schools in Greenland is receiving free class sets with a textbook on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Childt as well as an accompanying teacher's guide, both entitled "I have rights!". It is formerly MIPI, now MIO and ICC Greenland that in collaboration is behind the new textbook. The material is both in Greenlandic and Danish, and is intended for use in education at the primary school. The project has been supported with funding from the Ministry for Family, Culture, Church and Gender Equality.
December 6, 2012: Industry committee has met ICC's complaints regarding Large scale Act
ICC Greenland has with interest read the Industry committee's considerations regarding the law proposals on respectively the amendments to the Mineral Resources Act and the Large scale projects.
November 8, 2012: New academic employee
Inuit Circumpolar Council welcomes a new employee, Steen R. Jeppson as Project-manager. He is Master of Cultural & Social History, and will lead a project with the title "Promoting public consultation and participation in the industrial development in Greenland". Steen will also work with things about ICC's purpose and doings.
October 31, 2012: Public meetings
ICC Greenland is holding public meetings with the title 'Human Rights and industrial development', in following cities in 2012: Nuuk 25/10-12 (finished), Aasiaat 29/10-12 (finished), Upernavik 31/10-12, Maniitsoq 4/11-12. The meetings are held by Bjarne Lyberth and Hjalmar Dahl.