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.
United Nations still a key actor in peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping activity has increased significantly and its nature has changed since the first UN peacekeeping operation, established in 1956 due to the Suez Crisis. At Suez, the blue berets had a traditional mission to perform: to ensure and monitor cessation of hostilities between the parties and supervise the maintenance of ceasefire.