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UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

12 August 2019

The global initiative supports Helsinki’s goal of achieving a more significant role for cities in implementing the sustainable development goals. The United Nations’ Social Impact Investing Initiative has opened a new office in Helsinki, further bolstering the UN’s presence in Finland. The Social…

Finnish gov pulls bill to ratify UN declaration on Indigenous peoples rights

25 January 2019

The Juha Sipilä administration has withdrawn draft legislation from the Finnish Parliament that would strengthen Sámi rights. The cabinet said on Thursday in a letter to the Parliament that it would withdraw a 2014 bill intended to ratify an international agreement on the rights of indigenous and…

Indigenous People Are Fighting Finland's Plan to Log Ancient Forests

By: Emily J. Gertz Date: March 24th 2016 Source: A bill being fast-tracked through Finland’s parliament could lead to an explosion in fishing, logging, and mining on state-managed waters and lands, which include more than 30,000 square miles of forest. The legislation is…