Stable and sustainable development in the Barents regionFinland chaired the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in 2013–14: Working for dynamic, inclusive and sustainable regional development. Read more »
TransparencyResponsible development cooperation requires that both the donors and the recipients of aid disseminate information openly. Openness reduces the possibility of funds being misused and strengthens good governance. Read more >>
Member of Parliament Mari Kiviniemi appointed OECD Deputy Secretary-General
By decision of the OECD Council, Member of Parliament Mari Kiviniemi was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the organization for a term of two years on 25 July.
A proposal for the UN’s sustainable development goals is ready
The outcome document contains many viewpoints Finland considers important, among others in the goals pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene. The reproductive health and rights stressed by Finland were also included in the end.