Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO and Finland Scale up Technical Innovation to help African Countries Better Monitor and Manage Forest Resources

New agreement supports a $7 million multi-donor project which aims to enhance accuracy, accessibility, and transparency of forest data

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Finland today signed an agreement to enhance the capacity of countries in forest resources and data management especially in Africa. The $7 million multi-donor project will be implemented jointly by the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment and National Forest…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Finland increases its support to victims of the most serious crimes of international concern

The Trust Fund for Victims at the ICC assists victims of the most serious crimes of international concern and human rights violations, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

Finland’s support will be targeted at providing assistance to victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Uganda, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and at implementing reparations awarded to former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as ordered by the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Finland invests in fighting climate change in North Africa

Finland will allocate EUR 39.73 million in funding for the High Impact Partnership on Climate Action (HIPCA) launched by the EBRD

Finland will strengthen its role in the fight against climate change through an investment in a new partnership launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The funding will be targeted at climate action in North Africa. Finland will allocate EUR 39.73 million in funding for the High…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Finland opens embassies in Dakar and Doha

Embassies of Finland will be established in Dakar, Senegal, and in Doha, Qatar, as of 10 December 2021

The President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö approved an amendment to the Decree of the President of the Republic on the Foreign Service. The amendment concerning the locations of Finland’s diplomatic missions and the provision of consular services in the Diplomatic Service will enter into force on 10 December 2021.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Finland

The Ministers will discuss the bilateral relations between Finland and Rwanda, regional questions and multilateral cooperation

Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto will meet Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta in Helsinki on 6 October. The Ministers will discuss the bilateral relations between Finland and Rwanda, regional questions and multilateral cooperation. They will also deepen the economic relations by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Trade…

Source: Embassy of Finland in Pretoria, South Africa |

Ministry for Foreign Affairs strengthens the network of Finland's missions abroad and invests in measures promoting the availability of skilled labour

In 2021, missions will be opened in Dakar, Senegal, and Doha, Qatar

The Government proposes EUR 1.3 billion in appropriations for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The promotion of human rights, the rule of law, democracy, peace, freedom, tolerance and equality in all international activities forms the central element of the value base on which Finland’s foreign and security policy rests. The…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Finland to open an embassy in Dakar

A Finnish mission in Dakar can cover several countries in that area, including the Sahel region, whose security development Europe is closely monitoring

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is making preparations to expand and strengthen the network of Finnish missions abroad. A new embassy will be opened in Dakar, Senegal. The embassy would start operations at some point later this year. In September 2020, Finland reopened its embassy in Manila, the Philippines. In…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Supporting international non-governmental organisations to promote tax transparency and sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries

Funding allocated to tax justice is part of the implementation of the Government’s Taxation for Development Action Programme

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted EUR 17 million to international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) for 2021–2024. The support was granted to five organisations for their work on promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHRs) worldwide, and especially in Afghanistan, and for strengthening tax transparency in sub-Saharan Africa. The…

Source: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: List of countries from which visitors are permitted to enter Seychelles

The Department of Health reviews the COVID-19 situation (transmission levels, trends, public health capacity, etc.) in various countries on a regular basis, to update a list of permitted countries from which individuals can travel to Seychelles. Find below the list of permitted countries based on the latest review, which will…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…