Interview with Ms Catalina Devandas, the Special Rapporteur of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the Human Rights Council.
We interviewed Ms Catalina Devandas, the Special Rapporteur of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the Human Rights Council during a luncheon that Finland organizes yearly to discuss current topics related to the human rights of persons living with disabilities. This year’s meeting focused on how to guarantee a disability-inclusive response to COVID-19.
The Mission hosted a sequel webinar on post-COVID-19 recovery
After a very successful kick-start to the discussion on post-COVID-19 recovery in May, the Permanent Mission of Finland to Geneva organized a second webinar on the topic on Tuesday, June 9th 2020. With over 100 registered participants, the event focused on the nexus between trade policy and finance policy and how aligning the two would contribute to sustainable recovery after the crisis. While the acute crisis caused by the coronavirus is still ongoing, countries are gradually starting to plan their exit strategies. The recovery planning is tied to the questions on how to finance the recovery and how to direct the stimulus packages to benefit the society in the best possible way.
Permanent Mission of Finland hosted a webinar on sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery.
The unexpected outbreak of global pandemic caused by coronavirus has changed daily lives and put unpreceded pressure on societies around the world. As trade plays a key role in economic development and as an engine for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), it will be a key for recovery. The ongoing crisis serves as a chance to reform economies, to create a more resilient and sustainable future and accelerate transition to low-carbon Circular Economy.
Our experiences interning at the Permanent Mission of Finland in Geneva during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our internship abroad at the Permanent Mission during the COVID-19 pandemic gave us a truly unique and valuable experience of working during a crisis situation. We learnt a great deal about crisis management and were able to experience the work of UN agencies during a crisis from “front row seats”. In such challenging times, cooperation and solidarity is more important than ever.
Coronavirus and working life – is inequality growing?
The recent ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work states that persistent poverty, inequalities and injustices, conflict, disasters and other humanitarian emergencies in many parts of the world constitute a threat to decent work for all.
The World of Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The pandemic has put the governance systems of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and World Health Organization (WHO) under stress but has also accentuated the enormous importance of their work directing global health and protecting labour rights and work-related issues.
How do You imagine lifelong learning?
Skills, re-skilling and lifelong learning are some of the most popular topics in today’s work-life discussion, both nationally and internationally. The subject covers interests in raising the employment rate and preparing for the future transformations of work among others.
Persons with disabilities in humanitarian action: advantages of local partnerships.
During the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, Finland, together with Australia, Finnish Red Cross, ICRC, IFRC and the International Disability Alliance (IDA), organized a side-event on Disability Partnerships.
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