Minister Erkki Tuomioja: Everyone can promote human rights through their own actions
“The recognition awarded to Liisa Kauppinen also encourages those working with human rights in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs,” Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said at the reception held in honour of the disabled persons’ rights activist who was granted the United Nations Human Rights Prize.
Kalevala's Day- Finnish Culture Day 28 February
Kalevala Day is celebrated in Finland on the 28th of February, in honour of the day on which the Old Kalevala’s foreword was dated by Lönnrot (February 28, 1835). Kalevala Day is an official flag-raising day in Finland, and simultaneously the Day of Finnish culture.
Teddy bear artist creates Valentine's Day stamps
This year's Valentine's Day stamps depicting furry teddy bears convey a message of friendship and remembrance of others. The Bear Friends stamp series is drawn by a new face to the world of stamps from Kemi, Henna Takkinen, an artist who has specialized in teddy bears.
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