Crisis Management NOW: Discussions on conflicts and peacebuilding in changed security situation

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs together with its partners will organise a Crisis Management NOW event focusing on crisis management and peacebuilding. The event will take place in the Wanha Satama conference centre in Katajanokka on Tuesday 29 November. It will be open to all and free of charge.

The unstable global security situation and climate change threats raise concern and uncertainty about the future. The relevance of peacebuilding is more obvious, and many conflicts are resolved through crisis management. How, why and where does Finland carry out crisis management operations, and what does it mean in the changed security environment?

The Crisis Management NOW event, organised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, gives an introduction to modern crisis management and to how cooperation can help build sustainable peace. During the day, experts will talk about their work, join panel discussions and recount their experiences in the field. 

We will be discussing how crises affect the status of children, how we can improve the impact of crisis management efforts and how we can build peace amid the intensifying effects of climate change. Crisis management experts will be talking about how we can support Ukraine through crisis management operations and what lessons have we learned from Finland’s previous experiences of crisis management operations abroad. 

The central corridor at Wanha Satama is a place where visitors can meet and learn from people who are working in crisis management, peace building, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. Representatives of the state, civil society organisations and business life will be there, too. Visitors who are interested in crisis management duties can talk with people who have been working in the field, take part in workshops and learn about applying for crisis management duties.

State Secretary Johanna Sumuvuori from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs underlines how topical the themes of crisis management and peacebuilding are at the moment.

“Crisis management is a key instrument of Finland's foreign and security policy. We use it to support conflict resolution, the building of safe societies and the realisation of human rights. This year, Russia’s illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine has shaken the rules-based international system. The significance of crisis management can be seen in the international community’s support to Ukraine and in the efforts to strengthen peace and security around the world”, Sumuvuori says. 

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs invites everyone who is interested in crisis management to join us in learning and discussing Finland’s comprehensive approach to crisis management. The event will be open to all and free of charge. The doors will be open from 9.00 to 17.00.

Read more about the event programme at the Foreign Ministry’s website(layout.types.url.description) (in Finnish)

Address of Wanha Satama: Pikku Satamakatu 3-5, Helsinki. Instructions on how to get there are available on the Wanha Satama website(layout.types.url.description).

Inquiries:

  • Max Hatvala, Desk Officer, Unit for Security Policy and Crisis Management, tel. +358 0295 350 443
  • The email addresses of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are in the format [email protected]