Finland Continues to Take the Lead in Sustainability – Embassy in D.C. Awarded Platinum LEED Again!
The uniquely designed embassy building in Washington D.C. has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED® Platinum certification for the second time. In 2015, the Embassy of Finland was the first embassy in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Platinum level certificate from the United States Green Building Council.
Embassy of Finland presents new film series
To celebrate Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU we present a new Embassy Film Series. Come and join us for a movie night at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. every second Tuesday of the month this fall 2019! We will update the film schedule monthly. Welcome!
“Many hellos and too many goodbyes”
“Many hellos and too many goodbyes” is a saying, which for Mr. Manu Virtamo, the retiring Consul General of Finland in New York, sums up the life of a diplomat to a tee. It is now his turn, to say goodbye to New York, and almost fifteen years of life in the United States when he prepares leaving for Finland to enjoy his well-earned retirement days. But before we say our goodbyes, we had a chance to discuss his career, life in the US and what is in store for Finland and the United States in the future.
Listen: Suomi–Finland Podcast
Welcome to an audio journey through all things Finnish and Finnish American! This Suomi–Finland Podcast was launched in honor of the centennial of Finland-U.S. diplomatic relations, celebrated in May 2019. What began as a #FINUS100 project by the Embassy of Finland's Communications team, has been continued and in the future will feature episodes also from Finland's Consulate General in Los Angeles.
HÄN for the World: Finland honors Human Rights Campaign
Finland wants to highlight the important work that is being done every day to promote equality-related values in society, around the world. Human Rights Campaign is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization in the U.S. Finland values HRC's tireless work towards a safe and inclusive world for all LGBTQI people and presented them with HÄN Honours.
Students planned the catering for the Arctic Council’s Ministerial Meeting
The 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting was held in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 7 May 2019. The meeting was hosted by Finland and chaired by Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. The Foreign Ministers of all the Arctic States attended the meeting. The meetings were planned according to the green meetings concept. Catering is an essential part of sustainable meeting arrangements. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs worked in close cooperation with local service providers but and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
Finland's Arctic Council Chairmanship comes to an end in Rovaniemi
Finland's two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council will end at the Foreign Ministerial Meeting that will be held in Rovaniemi on 7 May. The Foreign Ministers of all the eight Arctic States – Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States – are expected to arrive in Rovaniemi. The Ministerial Meeting will be chaired by Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini.
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