Our commitment

“If Finland is elected to the Human Rights Council, we are committed to share our experiences on building a society that is based on trust, democracy, the rule of law and the promotion, protection and fulfilment of  human rights.”

“Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated challenges faced by women and girls in all countries. People in the most vulnerable situations, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and people belonging to various minorities are often disproportionally affected. Now more than ever, we need to work together to make human rights a reality for everyone.

Finland promotes human rights in close partnership with other states and regional groups, human rights defenders, national and international civil society organisations and the private sector.

As a leading nation in gender equality, education and digitalisation, we will combine these strengths in our work on the Human Rights Council.”

Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland


As a member of the Council, Finland will

  1. 1
    Work to build a world where women and girls of all abilities and ages can fully enjoy their rights.
  2. 2
    Ensure that new technologies and digitalisation help enhance equality and human rights for all, both online and offline.
  3. 3
    Step up joint efforts to identify and address the impacts of climate change on human rights.
  4. 4
    Support the equal right of all people to access inclusive, affordable and quality education.