President Niinistö to attend the UN General Assembly

Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 50/2015
21 September 2015

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will travel to 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 will take part in the Sustainable Development Summit, which will be held on 25–27 September. Items on the summit agenda include the adoption of sustainable development goals for 2015–2030. President Niinistö will deliver his statement on the opening day, on 25 September.

In addition, President Niinistö will participate and deliver statements in several other high-level events of the United Nations, such as the equality event – to be 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 will include bilateral meetings. The spouse of the President of the Republic Jenni Haukio will also take part in the programme.

President Niinistö will head 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.