Klaus Korhonen becomes President of the ATT
Ambassador Klaus Korhonen has been elected as President of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) for the period of 2016–2017. The election took place in the Conference of States Parties (CSP) in Geneva on Thursday, 25 August 2016. The presidency will last for one year, ending in September 2017 at the third CSP.
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities enters into force today
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol will enter into force for Finland today on 10 June 2016. Finland deposited its instrument of ratification with the UN Secretary General on 11 May 2016.
Biochemical engineer Frances Arnold wins Millennium Technology Prize
Arnold receives the prize in recognition of her discoveries that launched the field of ‘directed evolution’, which mimics natural evolution to create new and better proteins in the laboratory. MFA invited journalists to the award ceremony.
World Humanitarian Summit brings together world leaders in Istanbul
The first-ever international humanitarian aid summit, led by the UN, will be held on 23 and 24 May in Istanbul. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka and Minister of Social Affairs and Health Hanna Mäntylä will attend the meeting.
Finland ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol
On 11 May 2016, Finland deposited its instrument of ratification concerning the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol with the Secretary General of the United Nations. The Convention and its Optional Protocol will thus enter into force for Finland on 10 June 2016.
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