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Finland participates in the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks

Ministry of the Interior
16.4.2021 14.56
Press release 45/2021

Finland will participate in the annual UN Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks held from 19 April to 7 May 2021. The common theme of the Finnish delegation is comprehensive security.

The Finnish delegation, convened by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, includes representatives of public authorities, companies and higher education institutions. A total of eight organisations are involved in the delegation.

“Finland is seen as a reliable partner in the international arena and our expertise is in demand. In particular, there is interest in the Finnish model of comprehensive security. This year we want to highlight it in our own programme,” says Jari Honkanen, Senior Specialist from the Ministry of the Interior.

The event is open to everyone interested in the topics 

The UN has been organising the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) since 2015. This year, the event, which is usually organised in Geneva, will be completely virtual.

Every year, the event brings together more than 2,000 global actors from UN Member States, NGOs, the scientific community and the private sector to discuss key humanitarian issues. At the event, participants can share their expertise and best practices and jointly create solutions to common problems.

This year's event will be open to all those interested in its topics. Registration is required to participate in the event.

Jari Honkanen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of the Interior, tel. +358 295 488 323, [email protected]
Riikka Mikkola, Senior Adviser, Humanitarian Assistance and Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 350 138, [email protected]