Washington, DC - Judith Garber, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, will travel to Rovaniemi, Finland, October 11-12, 2018, to serve as the U.S. government’s Head of Delegation to the Arctic Environment Ministers Meeting (AEMM). PDAS Garber will represent the United States at ministerial-level fora and in bilateral and multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event.

The United States aims to safeguard U.S. security, economic and environmental interests in the Arctic, advancing a rules-based framework to govern activities in the region, ensuring access to Arctic resources, and promoting economic growth, sustainable development and environmental stewardship.