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 has prominent role in UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
Prime Minister Sanna Marin and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will give a speech at a meeting which will review the global progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Minister Marin will also present Finland's 2030 Agenda Voluntary National Review to the UN.
Cooperation and international support to support peace and development in the Horn of Africa
EOn 8 July, at a meeting convened by Finland, EU foreign ministers discussed the situation in the Horn of Africa. The video conference, chaired by Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto, sought to strengthen countries’ shared situational picture of measures that would improve international cooperation to support the region.
Travel restrictions are further relaxed but non-essential travel should still be avoided
Finland allows recreational travel to Finland from those European countries where the number of coronavirus infections is at a sufficiently low level. People are able to travel to these countries and to return to Finland from them without self-isolation. On 15 June, the restrictions on non-essential travel were lifted for Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway and will be lifted on 13 July for Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the Vatican.