President Niinistö to UN General Assembly in New York and Washington

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 46/2022
13 September 2022

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will travel 19–25 September to the United States, where he will lead the Finnish delegation, to attend the high level week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. During his trip, President Niinistö will also visit Washington D.C.

President Niinistö will deliver Finland’s National Statement at the Opening of the General Debate of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, 20 September. He will also attend a high-level event on the Christchurch Call against terrorism and extremism, which has been convened by French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern. In addition, the President will deliver a video speech at a high-level preparatory event for the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15).

On Wednesday, 21 September, President Niinistö will participate in a meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The President’s programme in New York also includes bilateral meetings.

The Finnish delegation to the UN General Assembly will also consist of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and Minister of Education Li Andersson.

On Thursday, 22 September, President Niinistö will travel to Washington D.C., where he will have a number of bilateral meetings.