Minister Skinnari to visit the Development Committee of European Parliament
Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will make a presentation before the Development Committee (DEVE) of European Parliament in Brussels on 24 July 2019. The Minister will present Finland’s priorities in the field of humanitarian aid during the country’s Presidency of the EU Council and exchange views on EU development policy with the EP committee within his remit.
New report calls for inclusive representation of young people in conflict prevention and peace processes
On Wednesday 17 July, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake announced the publication of #WeAreHere: An integrated approach to youth-inclusive peace processes, a policy paper co-authored by Ali Altiok and Irena Grizelj. The launch took place at the United Nations Security Council meeting on the implementation of the youth, peace and security agenda. The paper includes case studies from countries such as Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Syria and Yemen.
Views of the world's most substantial donor are heard at the negotiating table
The values of EU Member States are reflected, for example, in the development cooperation of the environment and energy sectors, says Hubert Perr, Head of Cooperation of the EU delegation to Kenya. The Union plays an important role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.