Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press Release 9 September 2010
The XV Presidential Forum that will take place at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 will consider questions relating to peacemaking and military and civilian crisis management under the theme “Sustainable Peace – From Peacekeeping to Crisis Management”.
In addition to the President of the Republic, invited speakers will include Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb, the Chief of Staff of Army Command Finland Major General Juha Kilpiä, Senior Research Fellow Pirjo Jukarainen from the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), and Member of Parliament Erkki Tuomioja. The event will be chaired by Tarmo Ropponen.
Participants from different areas of society, including Members of Parliament, researchers and representatives of various authorities and organisations, have been invited to the forum.
Presidential Forums have been arranged since 2006. Themes on previous occasions have included Finnish labour competitiveness, expertise and innovations, foreign policy, care for the elderly, the Baltic Sea, tolerance, municipal services, the “silent years” in Finnish history, Finland in the face of change, fundamental and human rights, jobs and unemployment, climate change, family violence, and globalisation and the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) will webcast the Presidential Forum live and will also show highlights on TV1 the same say from 15.50–16.55 pm.