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Press Releases, 11/14/2017 | Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Mediation promotes stability in society

Press release 200/2017
14 November 2017

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Forum for Mediation will co-organise a public Finland 100 -mediation seminar in Helsinki. The project is part of the programme celebrating Finland’s 100 years of independence.

In the seminar, different types of mediation used in Finland will be presented and there will be discussion on how mediation promotes stability in our society and internationally. In addition, the seminar will look at the role of mediation as a comprehensive conflict resolution mechanism at different levels of our society and examine how it promotes the creation of a culture of trust and civil peace in Finland.

The themes will be discussed by, among others, Minna Helle, National Conciliator, Tuija Talvitie, Executive Director of CMI, Pekka Haavisto, MP, and Teemu Laajasalo, Bishop of Helsinki. There will also be a panel discussion, where the importance of mediation in society will be debated by respected experts representing various areas of mediation in Finland.

The panel discussion can be followed live on the Facebook page of the Finland 100 mediation seminar at https://www.facebook.com/sovittelu100/

pdfThe programme (in Finnish and in Swedish)

Inquiries: Birgit Autere, tel. +358 295 351 240 and Leena Saarela, tel. +358 400 722 052, leena.saarela@sovittelumestarit.fi

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