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Prime Minister Sanna Marin will travel to New York for the UN International Women’s Day event on 5–6 March.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) at the Government Palace in Helsinki on February 27, 2020. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

While in New York, Prime Minister Marin will also meet with UN Secretary- General António Guterres at the UN headquarters. The topics of discussion at their bilateral meeting will include equality, global measures to mitigate climate change and Finland’s strong role in the UN.

At the UN Women’s Day event, Prime Minister Marin will participate in a panel discussion on women’s rights and equality.

The Finnish Mission to the UN in New York will also hold an event on the theme of equality, which will be opened by the prime minister. The event will be moderated by Thomas Blomqvist, the minister of Nordic cooperation and equality in the Marin government.

Prime Minister Marin will also give an open lecture at Columbia University entitled “The Climate Sustainable Welfare Society: Is it the Model of the Future?” and will meet with Finnish students at the university.