Unit for UN and General Global Affairs

The Unit for UN and General Global Affairs is responsible for:

  • general UN matters, global governance in the UN system and coordination of UN matters
  • the UN General Assembly, Security Council, Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and matters concerning UNESCO, which is one of the UN specialized agencies
  • matters relating to budgetary and administrative UN questions
  • coordination of election matters and candidatures in international organizations
  • global governance matters
  • mediation matters
  • Finland's Action Plan for the implementation and national coordination of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace & Security
  • planning and guidance relating to recruitments to international organisations and institutes.

Email

  • POL-50@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for UN and General Global Affairs
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Eteläesplanadi 4
00130
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Anna Salovaara
Anna Salovaara
Director
  • +358 295 350 018
Päivi Karhio-Szilvay
Desk Officer
UN policy,United Nations General Assembly, EU-UN affairs
Deputy director
  • +358 295 350 050
Mika Mickelsson
Mika Mickelsson
Desk Officer
UN Security Council
  • +358 295 350 189
Pekka Metso
Pekka Metso
Ambassador; Senior Adviser
Facilitation of Interreligious Dialogue Processes
  • +358 295 351 808
Anne Saloranta
Anne Saloranta
Ambassador; Senior Adviser
  • +358 295 350 234

Peace mediation

Laura Lindgren
Laura Lindgren
Coordinator
  • +358 295 350 024
Eeva-Liisa Myllymäki
  • +358 295 351 901
Suvikki Silvennoinen
  • +358 295 351 325
Sirpa Mäenpää
Sirpa Mäenpää
Ambassador; Senior Adviser
  • +358 295 351 969
Jesper Tanner
A person in non-military service
  • +358 29 535 0246

Women, Peace and Security

Seija Kinni
Seija Kinni
  • +358 295 350 420

UNESCO and Youth, Peace and Security

Laura Kaltiainen
Laura Kaltiainen
Project Officer
  • +358 295 350 016

Administration

Erja Päivärinta
Erja Päivärinta
Assistant Desk Officer
  • Erja.Paivarinta@formin.fi
  • +358 295 350 149
Milja Suihko
Milja Suihko
Assistant
  • +358 295 350 059
  • +358 50 301 8155
Lotta Kuparinen
Lotta Kuparinen
  • +358 295 350 413

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.