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KONE and the Embassy of Finland in Cairo drive progress for progress on smart and sustainable cities

Industry leaders, innovators, and decision-makers gathered at the Embassy of Finland in Cairo, at an event co-hosted with KONE, to discuss sustainable urban development

KONE Corporation (www.KONE.eg), a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, co-hosted an event with the Embassy of Finland in Cairo on June 4. The occasion was themed ‘Transformation starts now’ and celebrated KONE’s role as a trusted partner for smart and sustainable urban development. A wide range of…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Mozambique strengthens its education sector with Finland’s support

Qualified teachers and education for girls have been a focus of Finland’s support for Mozambique's education sector in recent years

Cooperation between Finland and Mozambique has yielded good results, according to a recent evaluation. Finland’s support has had an impact especially on teacher education, which is crucial for children’s learning. Qualified teachers and education for girls have been a focus of Finland’s support for Mozambique's education sector in recent years.…

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Finland: Foreign Minister Valtonen to attend Nordic-African Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Copenhagen

Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Elina Valtonen will attend the Nordic–African Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (NAFM) in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2 May 2024

The previous NAFM meeting was held in Algeria in October 2023 and the one before that in Helsinki in June 2022. More than 20 foreign ministers have registered for the meeting. Annual meetings of Nordic and African foreign ministers have been held since 2001. The themes to be discussed range…

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European Union Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Russian aggression against Ukraine, situation in the Middle East, and Sudan

The foreign ministers will discuss the increasingly tense regional situation, the role of the EU, the humanitarian situation in Gaza, access to humanitarian aid and the revival of the political peace process

EU foreign ministers will convene in Luxembourg on 22 April. Minister for Foreign Affairs Elina Valtonen will represent Finland at the meeting. The EU foreign and defence ministers will debate Russian aggression against Ukraine in their joint session. The ministers will focus on the EU’s military support for Ukraine, the…

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Advance voting in Finland’s presidential elections in South Africa for a second round in 2024

The election day for a second election (second round) will be 11 February 2024, and advance voting abroad will be from 31 January to 3 February 2024

The advance polling stations abroad will be located in Finland’s diplomatic and consular missions or their offices in 89 different countries. A total of 220 advance polling stations will be open abroad. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for organising advance voting in Finland’s missions abroad and on board…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Suldaan Said Ahmed appointed as Foreign Minister’s Special Envoy on Peace Mediation in the Horn of Africa

In his role as the Foreign Minister’s Special Envoy, Said Ahmed will focus on supporting peace processes

On 23 January 2024, Minister for Foreign Affairs Elina Valtonen appointed Suldaan Said Ahmed as her Special Envoy on Peace Mediation in the Horn of Africa. In his role as the Foreign Minister’s Special Envoy, Said Ahmed will focus on supporting peace processes. Suldaan Said Ahmed served as Special Envoy…

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Advance voting Tanzania in Finland’s presidential elections in 2024

The advance polling stations abroad will be located in Finland’s diplomatic and consular missions or their offices in 89 different countries

Finland will hold its presidential elections on Sunday 28 January 2024. Advance voting will be possible in Tanzania from 17 to 18 January 2024. The election day for a possible second election (second round) will be 11 February 2024, and advance voting in Tanzania will be possible from 31 January…

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Finland to provide humanitarian aid to crisis areas

Finland will provide EUR 17.3 million in humanitarian aid to Sudan, Ukraine, Burkina Faso and Lebanon through the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Committee of the Red Cross

Global humanitarian needs have grown this year. Most of the ongoing humanitarian crises are caused by conflicts. The power struggle in Sudan, which began in spring 2023, has led to a rapid increase in humanitarian needs both in Sudan and in its neighbouring areas. According to the UN Refugee Agency…

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United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Orange partner to transform Egypt's mobile and network/IT equipment markets through circular solutions

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Orange have joined forces to pioneer an initiative aimed at revolutionizing Egypt's mobile device and network equipment markets

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Orange (www.Orange.com) have joined forces to support over the next two years the establishment of a viable business model for high-quality standard secondary market of mobile devices and networks/IT equipment in Egypt. This pilot is part of the global Switch to Circular…

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The human rights-based approach in Finland's development cooperation is evident both in words and actions

The recent evaluation examines the realization of the human rights-based approach in Finland's development cooperation funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

According to a recent evaluation, Finland's development cooperation has promoted the rights of vulnerable populations in partner countries. The commitment to the human rights-based approach has been strong. However, there are still challenges in monitoring and reporting the implementation of this approach and its links to risk management. The recent…