International Labour Organization - A Century in the Pursuit of Social Justice
International Geneva will experience a historical moment this year when the ILO celebrates its Centenary. This moment provides an opportune moment to pause, reflect and recall all the steps taken and look ahead. The ILO’s topical issue for the Centenary is the future of work.
Postal voting 2019: order voting documents (ID 379861)
A possibility to vote by post will be introduced in the parliamentary elections of spring 2019. This means that eligible voters who reside abroad permanently (expatriate Finns) and eligible voters who reside in Finland but are abroad at the time of the elections may vote by post. Advance voting will be arranged at Finnish diplomatic and consular missions abroad in the same manner as before.
Finland to provide over €3 million in support to ITC
The government of Finland and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today concluded an agreement that will see Helsinki provide €3.06 million in funding to support ITC’s work to foster inclusive growth, development, and job creation through trade. Three-year grant not tied to specific projects; to emphasise value addition, inclusive and green trade.
Finland elected to membership of UNESCO Executive Board
On Wednesday 8 November 2017, Finland was elected to the Executive Board of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The four-year term will start in November 2017. The election was conducted by the Member States of UNESCO. This was the most important UN candidacy for Finland this year. All the Nordic countries supported Finland’s candidacy.
Finland and Liechtenstein co-hosting an event on the Geneva Peace Week
Permanent Missions of Finland and Liechtenstein will co-host an event during the Geneva Peace Week on Prevention, Accountability and Gender – International Responses and Fighting Impunity by Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. The event will take place on Tuesday 7 November 2017, at 12:30–14:00, Room IX, at Palais des Nations, UN Geneva.
Nomination of candidates for 2018 Millennium Technology Prize
Technology Academy Finland (TAF) invites the scientific and innovation community around the world to nominate candidates for the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize. The nomination period opens April 3 and nominations will be accepted until July 31, 2017. The one million euro Prize is one of the largest innovation prizes in the world.
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