Changes to border traffic and travel recommendations, non-essential travel should be avoided
At its session on 23 July, the Government decided on changes to border traffic restrictions and travel recommendations. Internal border control will be reinstated for traffic between Finland and Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland. All traffic is allowed from certain non-European countries. Persons returning from abroad should follow the quarantine instructions issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto visits Iraq
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto is visiting Iraq. During the visit, Foreign Minister Haavisto will have meetings with the country’s leadership and officially open the Finnish Embassy in Baghdad, which was reopened in autumn 2019. He will also meet the Finnish Crisis Management Force in Iraq.
Finland supports women’s and girls’ social inclusion in Myanmar — structural inequalities should be identified
Finland is supporting a project in Myanmar, which aims to dismantle gendered structural inequalities in society. The project is implemented by UN Women, and it is important in that it will help women to exert influence in the country’s democracy development and stabilisation. In Finland’s development policy, number one priority is strengthening of the rights and status of women and girls.
Sexual and reproductive health services central among prerequisites for eradicating global poverty
Sexual and reproductive health rights and services must be included among general health-related questions and the promotion of gender equality,” says Senior Adviser on Development Policy Iina Älli. Three questions about development cooperation is a series of interviews with specialists from the Department for Development Policy.
Finland supports digitalisation of higher education in developing countries
Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted project funding under HEI ICI programme for 2020–2024. Over the next four years, the programme will support cooperation projects between higher education institutions in Finland and developing countries by EUR 11.2 million.