Permanent Mission of Finland, Geneva
The Permanent Mission of Finland in Geneva represents Finland and promotes its priorities in the international organizations, conferences and processes based in Geneva. The Mission thus works to strengthen the requirements for the security and well-being of Finland and in order to create a world that is safer and more just.
Lively discussion on COVID-19 recovery, Aid for Trade and circular economy
The Permanent Missions of Finland, Kenya, the Netherlands and the International Trade Centre (ITC) held in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and the Institute of European Environmental Policy (IEEP) a session at the WTO Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event on March 24 2021. The session focused on how aid for trade can support sustainable economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and transition towards circular economy. The idea was to have different perspectives such as government and inter-governmental, private sector and research, on the topic.
Technology and equality addressed in the Generation Equality forum on 29–31 March – Finland holds an international lead role
The actions through which the global campaign will promote gender equality in technology and innovations will be announced on a virtual forum held in Mexico. Finland holds a lead role in this work. The forum will be attended by Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari.
In the first half of 2021, Finland grants nearly EUR 70 million in humanitarian assistance to strengthen food security, support refugees and promote the rights of vulnerable people
More than 200 million people across the globe need humanitarian assistance due to conflicts, natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. The provision of humanitarian assistance is one of the most concrete ways of responding to crises and disasters. Finland grants a total of EUR 69.6 million to humanitarian work carried out by the UN organizations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and Finnish civil society organisations.