Values of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Values of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry’s values were reformed in autumn 2020.

Our value statements:

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  • We work for Finland and a better world. We promote the security, success and wellbeing of Finland and it's people in Finland and around the world. We foster fair and sustainable development. ​

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  • We seek new perspectives. The world is changing – and so are we. We dare to question and are not afraid of experimenting with ideas. We believe in progress and focus on what is essential.

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  • We find solutions together. We keep an open mind and respect the opinions of others. We share information and knowledge and create partnerships. Finnish solutions offer answers worldwide.

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  • We embrace diversity. Different backgrounds and a broad range of duties enrich the workplace. Each staff member's input is important and all are needed to achieve results. Together we are more than the sum of our parts.