Development cooperation

Support to President Halonen's development policy related activities


President Halonen is a member of many international organizations and networks that work with sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, the status of women and girls, sexual and reproductive health and rights, democratic and good governance, peaceful societies, and climate issues. This work contributes directly and indirectly to the objectives of the official Finnish development policy. Among other duties, President Halonen is a member of the Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. She is also a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a UNCCD designated Land Ambassador and a UN Global Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction. Furthermore, she is working in the Group of Eminent Persons (CTBTO) and a chair of the Lancet–SIGHT Commission on peaceful societies through health and gender equality. In her development related work, President Halonen receives support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (KEO-90). The proposed project funds cover President Halonen's and advisers' expenses when these expenses are not covered by the inviting party, and possible other ODA-eligible costs of the advocacy work.

Funding decision

24 999 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

Field of activity

  • Administrative costs (non-sector allocable) 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities
  • Gender and sexual minorities

Funding channel

Suomen julkinen sektori



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