Mediation – the first step towards reconciliationLasting solutions to conflicts can be achieved by addressing the underlying political, economic and social problems. Mediation is one way in which diplomacy can prevent and resolve conflicts. Read more »
Education for AllAccess to clean water and adequate sanitation is a fundamental right. Finland promotes equitable and sustainable management of water resources. Read more >>
Finland is strongly committed to formulating the Post-2015 development agenda
“One of the key starting points in the Finnish policy is to pay attention to fragile states, where achievement of the Millennium Development Goals has posed the biggest challenges,” Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala pointed out in a seminar related to the reform of the UN strategy. Finland is strongly committed to formulating the Post-2015 development agenda.
EnvironmentaEnvironmental strategy and programme for the Foreign Service publishedl strategy and programme for the Foreign Service published
The Foreign Service has drawn up an environmental strategy and programme concerning its own operations. With the help of these, it will begin systematic implementation of activities promoting sustainable development both at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland and the Finnish foreign missions abroad. The environmental programme, covering the Foreign Service as a whole, was formulated for 2013-2020.