Development policy and development cooperation02.04.2019
Development policy is an important part of Finland's foreign and security policy. Development cooperation is one means to implement the policy. Development cooperation provides millions of people with a chance for a better life.
Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda includes 17 different goals that are related to sustainable development. These goals are to be met by 2030. Finland is committed to reaching them both at home and in its international cooperation. Finland’s development cooperation supports this commitment.
Tell us about any alleged misuse in development cooperation
We take all suspicions of misuse of Finnish development cooperation funds seriously. You can report any suspicions about the misuse through our service. Misuse may be due to carelessness or lack of professional skills, be deliberate or even consist of actions or negligence that fulfill the elements of a criminal offence.
Funding granted for Finnish civil society organisations’ development cooperation to strengthen the rights of the persons in the most vulnerable position
Through the Foreign Ministry’s funding for development cooperation Finnish CSOs and their partners promote poverty eradication, reduction of inequality and the fulfilment of human rights. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has awarded approximately EUR 21 million in discretionary government grants for Finnish CSOs’ development cooperation projects in 2023–2026.
Finland grants additional EUR 6 million to Ukraine through the World Bank
The international community supports the sustainability and operational capacity of Ukraine’s public sector in the midst of the war through the World Bank’s FREE Ukraine Multi-Donor Trust Fund. Following Russia’s aggression in February 2022, Finland has granted EUR 21 million in additional funding for development cooperation and humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.
Finland’s second presidency of session of Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
On 14–16 June 2022, Finland will serve for the second time in succession as president of the session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Representatives from more than 180 countries are expected to attend the conference in New York. A large number of representatives of civil society organisations and UN agencies, dedicated to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, will also attend the conference. The Finnish delegation will be led by Permanent State Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Jukka Salovaara.