President Niinistö spoke at the opening of Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September. UN Photo/Mark Garten
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö is in New York on 24–29 September to attend the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations. President Niinistö will deliver Finland’s statement in the General Assembly on Tuesday, 29 September.
Before the General Debate, President Niinistö took part in the Sustainable Development Summit, which was held on 25–27 September. Items on the summit agenda included the adoption of sustainable development goals for 2015–2030. President Niinistö delivered his statement on the opening day, on 25 September.
In addition, President Niinistö has participated and delivered statements in several other high-level events of the United Nations, such as the equality event – co-hosted by UN Women, the United Nations organisation for gender equality, and China – and the Summit on UN Peacekeeping convened by President of the United States Barack Obama. The programme also includes bilateral meetings. The spouse of the President of the Republic Jenni Haukio also takes part in the programme.
President Niinistö heads the Finnish delegation at the UN General Assembly. Other participants in the high-level events include Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka, Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen and Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo.
- Statement by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the UNGA 70th General Debate on 29 September 2015
- 9/27/2015 Statement by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the Interactive Dialogue on Protecting our planet and combating climate change, during the Sustainable Development Summit in New York
- 9/27/2015 Statement by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment – A Commitment to Action in New York
- 9/25/2015 Statement by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York