We are happy to announce at TAPRI that Pekka Haavisto is coming as a guest speaker to tell us especially about his role as the Foreign Minister’s Special Representative for mediation with a focus on Africa. There are few Finnish politicians who have such exceptional experience in peace mediation as Pekka Haavisto.
He has previously been especially active in the Horn of Africa, and is currently co-chairing in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). He has worked in several posts within the UN, most notably leading research groups for the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). As an experienced Finnish politician he has also served as Minister of the Environment, Minister for International Development and having come close to becoming the Finnish president in 2012.
This will take place on 12th October at 11:15. Location K113, Linna