FM @Haavisto: Again, the situation in and around Gaza is gravely concerning. Sustainable peace is needed. Civilian populations must be protected. To this end, we call for restoring a political horizon and immediate de-escalation. #MEPP
"Reaching a world free of nuclear weapons requires verifiable & irreversible steps by all states possessing nuclear weapons." In the #NPTRevCon, 🇫🇮 expects enhanced commitments to this end.
Outi Hyvärinen, Director of Arms Control, delivered 🇫🇮statement🔗finlandabroad.fi/web/un/nord…
Today I met with #Finland’s Ambassador @JarmoViinanen for an in-depth discussion of our shared priorities for the #NPTRevCon and dynamic regional challenges. The U.S. deeply appreciates Finland’s leading role in strengthening international security.
The Nordics believe that #OurCommonAgenda presents a bold vision for how to revitalize the multilateral system & deliver on our commitments to present & future generations.
We must listen to a broad range of voices to ensure an inclusive multistakeholder process.
FM @Haavisto: Welcome the two-month extension of the truce in #Yemen, brokered by @OSE_Yemen. Encourage the parties to work towards the resumption of the political process, bringing relief to civilians and advancing a peaceful settlement to the conflict. europa.eu/!xcbr9Q
This August, stakeholders convene at UNHQ to review 50 year old Nuclear Non-Proferation Treaty.
#NPT is already a success:
▫️guarantees rights for peaceful uses &
🔹holds legally binding commitment to disarmament
For 🇫🇮, all three are equally important.
The General Assembly just recognized the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment! Finland fully supports the recognition of this right and will continue our work to realize it, including through supporting environmental human rights defenders
Today, 🇫🇮 and @UNICEF launched a report on protecting children during cyberconflicts.
Existing frameworks protect children from harm caused by offensive cyber operations, but how? Discussions at the #UNCyberOEWG are an opportunity to clarify.
Finland stresses the utmost importance of adhering to international law, including international humanitarian law, and existing norms guiding responsible state behavior in #cyberspace.
Read our statement delivered at the #UNCyberOEWG yesterday, here: documents.unoda.org/wp-conte…
The event brought together participants from Member States, the 🇺🇳,NGOs, and private sector. Multistakeholder approaches are key to addressing security challenges in #cyberspace and to protect those most vulnerable.
Today at the #OEWG on #cybersecurity 🇫🇮 emphasized the utmost importance of adhering to international legal obligations and implementing existing and agreed norms of responsible state behavior in cyberspace.
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Today at the #UN, #ECOSOC elected Amb. Lachezara Stoeva, Permanent Representative of 🇧🇬 as President for the 2022-2023 session. Congratulations to her and new Vice Presidents, PRSs of 🇨🇱 , 🇮🇩 , 🇮🇹 and 🇿🇼 , as well to the outgoing President and his bureau.
There are no humanitarian grounds to justify a veto on humanitarian assistance to those in need.
🇩🇰 on behalf of the #Nordics 🇫🇮🇳🇴🇸🇪🇮🇸🇩🇰 in the veto debate with regard to the cross-border mandate for humanitarian deliveries to #Syria.
Full statement: bit.ly/3JacNeF