Group of Friends of Mediation convened in Helsinki
Representatives of the focal points of the Group of Friends of Mediation gathered at the House of the Estates in Helsinki for a two-day meeting on 17 and 18 January. In all, 32 of the Group of Friends’ member countries and organisations arrived in Helsinki to share their experiences and discuss the Group’s future challenges.
New non-permanent members on UN Security Council elected in New York
The UN General Assembly has voted on the member states to take up five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council. The election took place in New York on 18 October. South Korea, Argentina, Rwanda, Australia and Luxembourg were elected. Finland was a candidate of the Western European and Others Group (WEOG).
Finland Helps Pacific Islanders Do Something About the Weather
Everyone talks about the weather, but Pacific islanders are now actually doing something about it. Storms, floods, droughts, heat waves, and other weather and climate hazards are responsible for huge numbers of fatalities and severe economic losses. If people are prepared, and warned in time, these losses can be considerably reduced.
More Effective Support For Fragile States In Transition
Since 2010 the countries in the g7+ group have engaged in a dialogue between fragile states and donors on the very high risks in development and humanitarian aid activities in fragile states. As a result of the OECD sponsored International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, the g7+ group made a commitment which led to a New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. Finland became a supporter of the New Deal in 2012.
Universal Periodic Review of Finland’s human rights situation was completed
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Finland’s national human rights situation was completed at Geneva during the 21st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on 19 September, when the plenary session of the Council adopted the UPR Working Group report on the review of the situation in Finland.
Egypt and Finland cooperate on empowering women in peacekeeping operations
The Cairo Regional Centre for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) and the Crisis Management Center of Finland (CMC) have a joint project in Egypt to provide training for personnel participating in peacekeeping operations.
The changing dynamic of the conflict in South Sudan is a challenge for women
“The changing nature of the intra-tribal conflict has had a harmful effect on communities: women and children have become primary targets of violence”, said Julia Akur of the South Sudan Women Lawyers Association in a meeting organized by the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security for the Members of the Security Council.
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