Importance of mediation is growing in the world
Finland is known around the world as a promoter of human rights, equality, democracy and the rule of law. But how is mediation reflected in the handling of Finland's external relations? We asked Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto for his thoughts in the third part of the “Sustainable Foreign Policy” series.
The Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty is looking for rapporteurs
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is announcing that the Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty is looking for rapporteurs (including trainee rapporteurs) for the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) to be held in Helsinki from 25 May to 4 June 2020. Under the guidance of the Secretariat, the rapporteurs will be responsible for keeping notes of the speeches and for reporting on the discussions held during the Consultative Meeting. Applicants are expected to have a solid knowledge of the Antarctic Treaty System and to have excellent oral and written skills in English.
Great results from the water supply and sanitation project in Nepal
A bilateral development cooperation project between Finland and Nepal has ended, having achieved excellent results. In the countryside of Western Nepal, availability of clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene have improved considerably in ten years. At the same time, women’s opportunities to make a difference in village communities have also increased.