Finland's pledges and commitments for the candidacy to the UN Human Rights Council
Finland is proud to present its candidacy to a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2022–2024 term. Previously, Finland served as a member of the Human Rights Council for a period of one year starting in 2006, when the Council was newly established.
Changes proposed to the prices of identity cards and passports issued by missions abroad
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has sent out for comments a proposal on amendments to the Decree of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Fees for Services Produced by the Foreign Service. The consultation round will be open until 6 August 2021. According to the proposal, the prices of identity cards and passports issued by missions abroad would be raised by 6 euros and 55 euros respectively.
Changes to travel recommendations: exercise special caution when travelling to the EU and the Schengen area
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs recommends exercising special caution when travelling to the EU and Schengen area The Ministry also recommends avoiding unnecessary travel to countries outside the EU and Schengen area, except for countries for which the restrictions on entry have been lifted. In addition, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs still recommends avoiding all travel to Brazil, South Africa, Indiaand Russia.
Top panelists at the Women´s Economic Empowerment webinar
On Tuesday 18 May 2021 Embassy of Finland in Ottawa, University of Ottawa and Global Affairs Canada co-organized a webinar “Advancing Women and Girls’ rights: Harnessing Technology and Innovation in Support of the Economic Empowerment of Women in the Wake of the Pandemic”.
Finnish tech superstar Milja Köpsi a panelist in Women´s economic empowerment webinar
On Tuesday, May 18 at 9 am EDT Embassy of Finland, Global Affairs Canada and University of Ottawa organize a webinar ”Advancing Women´s and Girls´ Rights: Harnessing Technology and Innovation to Support Women´s Post-Pandemic Economic Empowerment”. One of the great panelists is Milja Köpsi, who received a Nordic Women in Tech Prize last year, on top of having repeatedly been on various Most Influential People in Tech lists.
Advance Polls in Canada in Finnish Municipal Elections
The Finnish municipal elections have been re-scheduled and voting will take place in June. Right to vote is based on domicile on record in the Finnish population register. All persons over 18, whose municipality of residence is in Finland are eligible to vote.
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