"The conflicts we are facing now require urgent humanitarian action. Yet the underlying causes are long-term. Economic, social and political progress is imperative. The international community can and must assist," said President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö in Finland's national statement at the UN General Assembly in New York on 21 September.
"During the last century, Finland gained independence and emerged from poverty to become one of the world's richest countries. Gender equality has been crucial to our success," said President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, at a reception held on Tuesday 20 September for the UN Women HeForShe campaign, which is run by the UN's Gender Equality organisation.