The Embassy of Finland calls for proposals for actions promoting the rights of women and girls in Lebanon - new deadline 28 June 2019
The Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) is a funding instrument managed by Finnish Embassies in eligible countries to support sustainable development cooperation efforts by civil society, mainly local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-based Organisations (CBOs), and the private sector. This year the FLC focuses on promoting the rights of women and girls in Lebanon.
Evaluation on Forced Displacement and Finnish Development Policy
The Development Evaluation Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) commissioned an evaluation on forced displacement and development policy. The purpose of the evaluation was to increase awareness and knowledge of the concept of forced displacement and the links between humanitarian assistance and development objectives, and help to integrate these concepts into the practices in the MFA. The evaluation looked at how coherently Finland’s development policy and its targets relating to forced displacement have been implemented and how the coherence could be enhanced in development policy and cooperation.
Finland supports Syrian children's access to education in Lebanon
Finland supports the access to education and child protection of children who have escaped the Syrian crisis to Lebanon. Through the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, Finland will allocate EUR 3.7 million to supporting the most vulnerable children’s access to education.
Project and programme evaluations in 2016
In 2016, more than 20 project evaluations on development cooperation were carried out in different departments of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Evaluations were made on all continents. Below evaluations are listed by country, region or organization.
President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discuss Finland's military assistance to France, the US request for contributions to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, and Finland's candidature for a seat in the UN Security Council
On Friday 11 December, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed concrete measures in response to the request for aid and assistance submitted by France, following the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Secretary of State Peter Stenlund to the ENP Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Barcelona
Secretary of State Peter Stenlund represents Finland at the Foreign Ministers’ meeting on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), held in Barcelona on Monday, 13 April. At the meeting, the Southern ENP partner countries will present their views and hopes concerning the review of the neighbourhood policy.
Finland will open an embassy in Beirut in March
The temporary liaison office of Finland in Beirut will be changed to an embassy as from 1 March 2015. The change will strengthen relations between Finland and Lebanon and will improve the operating conditions of Finland in the Middle East. Aside from Lebanon, the activities of the diplomatic mission will encompass Syria, Iraq and Jordan.
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