Finland works for the rights of women and young people with disabilities in Tanzania
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Embassy of Finland highlights the rights of women and girls with disabilities. The sexual and gender-based violence faced by people with disabilities, as well as their lack of access to sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) services, is a serious problem that affects millions of women and girls globally and also in Tanzania. The new UNFPA programme 'My Choice My Rights' funded by Finland aims to ensure that all women and girls have the opportunity to live life free from violence and access the necessary SRHR services. The programme was announced during a high-level dialogue of the same topic in Dar es Salaam.
A passport is an important document for travellers — still, it is often forgotten or lost
Are you planning to travel abroad? The Foreign Ministry’s Consular Services want to remind travellers of the importance of a passport. This letter gives tips on what to do if you lose your passport during your journey.
Advance voting in Tanzania in Finland's county elections in 2022
County elections will be held in Finland on Sunday 23 January 2022. The advance voting period is from 12 to 18 January 2022 in Finland and from 12 to 15 January 2022 abroad. The advance voting in Tanzania will take place on 12th of January. The advance polling stations abroad will be located in Finland's diplomatic and consular missions or their offices in 71 different countries. A total of 97 advance polling stations will be open abroad.
Changes to fees for identity cards and passports issued by missions as of 1 January 2022
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued a Decree on the Amendment of Fees for Services Produced by the Foreign Service for 2020–2022. The amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2022 and will remain in force until 31 December 2022.
Legislative proposal on long-term D visa facilitates labour migration
The government proposal on the introduction of a long-term national D visa in Finland promotes labour migration and includes the preparation of a fast track pledge. According to the proposal, the national D visa would first cover specialists, growth or start-up entrepreneurs and their family members.
Mikko Koivumaa appointed as Director General of Communications at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The Government has appointed Mikko Koivumaa as Director General of Communications at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs starting on 18 October 2021. The term of office will be five years. Koivumaa is currently Director of Communications at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
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