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Finland marks International Children’s Day rights convention 30th anniversary

Today marks the International Day of the Rights of the Child, and this year is the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention...

Niinistö in New York: “the climate crisis calls for leaders, not...

President Sauli Niinistö has given a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York and called for more trust in a sustainable...

Finnish delegation heads to a changing United Nations

President Sauli Niinistö heads to New York this week to attend the 74th annual United Nations General Assembly. Among the Finnish delegation joining him in the...

United Nations opens new development office in Finland

The United Nations has opened an office in Finland which will coordinate a new type of investment programme around the world. UNOPS, the United Nations...

Sámi lawyer elected to lead United Nations Forum on Indigenous Peoples

A Member of the Sámi Parliament in Finland has been chosen to lead the United Nations' Forum on Indigenous Peoples. Lawyer Anne Nuorgam was also selected...

Our man at the UN strikes back over health care criticisms

Finland's United Nations Ambassador has hit back online over health care criticisms leveled at the Nordic nation. Writing on Twitter, Nikki Haley said that health care...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: Landmark decisions bring new hope for the Sámi

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Just a couple of days before the Sámi National Day 2019 and in the run-up to Sámi Parliament elections in the autumn, the United...

President’s call to save the Arctic at UN climate summit

President Sauli Niinistö has again spoken out about the need to protect the Arctic, which is warming at twice the pace than the planet, on...

Finland navigates the UN with focused agenda and high profile representation

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins in New York this week, and President  Sauli Niinistö is leading a Finnish delegation which also includes embattled Foreign Minister Timo...

Analysis: President Niinistö’s UN Speech

North Korea, Russia, mediation, the environment, gender equality - and more. Finland's President Sauli Niinistö covered a laundry list of topics during his speech to...