Finland hosts three events at WTO Public Forum.
WTO Public Forum takes place on September 28 - October 1 2021. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, attracting over 1,500 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliamentarians and inter-governmental organizations. The Public Forum provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system.
UN high-level week begins – Finland’s programme focuses on COVID-19 pandemic, climate questions and human rights
The high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly, which marks an annual special event for global cooperation, begins on 20 September. The week provides Finland with an opportunity to strengthen its cooperative relations and to highlight themes that are important for foreign and security policy.
Minister Haavisto to attend the high-level week of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Minister Skinnari will represent Finland at meetings virtually
The high-level meetings of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) will start in New York on Monday 20 September. Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will attend ministerial events in New York and have bilateral meetings with his counterparts and with representatives of the UN. Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari will represent Finland at several high-level meetings held in virtual format during the week.
Finland presents its views to human rights organisations
Finland will participate in an online Human Rights Pledging Event held by international human rights organisations on Wednesday 8 September. At the event, the countries standing for candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2022–2024 will reply to questions posed by the public, organisations and state representatives.
A virtual event on perspectives and approaches to sustainable COVID19 recovery
The Permanent Mission of Finland hosted its third sustainable post-COVID19 recovery webinar to facilitate discussion on perspectives and approaches to the recovery, the role of trade and sustainability, on June 22, 2021, in conjunction with the meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment.
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.
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