Finland's objectives

Finland's role in civilian crisis management is defined in the Act on the Participation of Civilian Personnel in Crisis Management (1287/2004) and in the National Strategy for Civilian Crisis Management updated in 2014. The legislation on civilian crisis management is being revised.

We promote coordinated civilian crisis management operations that are conducted by experts, based on respect for human rights and the principles of democracy, equality and non-discrimination, and aimed at promoting peace, stability and sustainable development in accordance with the rule of law.

According to the National Strategy, we send approximately 150 experts to civilian crisis management operations every year. In relation to the population, Finland is one of the countries with the largest number of experts in EU civilian crisis management missions.

Approximately 40% of the seconded experts are women. We contribute to civilian crisis management in compliance with the objectives of UN Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.