Finland

World Leaders Join New Drive To Beat Noncommunicable Diseases

16 February 2018 | Geneva –WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelera...Read More

Renata Dwan Of Ireland Appointed Director United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Renata Dwan of Ireland as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).  The Secretary-General is grateful to Jarmo Sareva of...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

5 January 2018 Aimé Clovis Guillond, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Congo to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office ...Read More

Finland Reaffirms Support To UNESCO Programmes In Education And Freedom Of Expression

education_kid_smile.png ©Michelle D. Milliman/Shutterstock 20 December 2017 Finland renewed its support to UNESCO’s flagship Capacity Development for Education programme (CapED) as well as to the International Programme for the Development ...Read More

Finland Donates EUR 1.7 Million To Help Developing Countries Participate In Global Trade

EUR 1 million (around CHF 1.165 million) will be provided to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund, which finances training workshops for government officials to help them better understand and implement WTO agreements and enh...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OUTCOMES OF MOROCCO, INDONESIA AND FINLAND

21 September 2017 The Human Rights Council in a midday meeting adopted the outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review of Morocco, Indonesia and Finland. Mustafa Ramid, State Minister in charge of Human Rights of Morocco, said Morocco appreci...Read More

HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR DISARMAMENT ADDRESSES CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT

Conference Hears Address by the Foreign Minister of Finland and Statements on the Latest Security Council Resolution Imposing New Sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 12 September 2017 The Conference on Disarmament th...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-SIXTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 11 TO 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

7 September 2017 The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-sixth regular session from 11 to 29 September 2017 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session will be...Read More

Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Attack In Finland

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE DISCUSSES FOLLOW-UP TO INDIVIDUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS

9 August 2017 The Committee against Torture this morning discussed follow-up to individual communications under article 22, and follow-up to concluding observations and recommendations under article 19 of the Convention against Torture and ...Read More