UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore to visit Finland


United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore will visit Finland on Friday 13 April.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the principal human rights organisation within the United Nations system. The High Commissioner for Human Rights and the OHCHR have expressed their opinion on the situation in several countries and are essential actors in the promotion of sustainable development and in the prevention of conflicts. This work is becoming more and more difficult. International law, including human rights, are challenged in different parts of the world. Finland is a long-term supporter of the OHCHR.

In honour of Kate Gilmore, an event on promoting and defending human rights will be organised in the Little Parliament by the Human Rights Centre, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.  The event will be opened by Minister of Justice Antti Häkkänen and it may be followed live. Live broadcast. The event will be in English. During her visit, Gilmore will also meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini.

Inquiries: Nina Nordström, Director, Unit for Human Rights Policy, tel.  +358 295 535 0104, and Ann-Mari Fröberg, Counsellor, Unit for Human Rights Policy, tel. +358 295 350 641.

The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are of the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi

More information on the program can be found in the attachments. 


*The text is a press realease from the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs