Finland announced at the international Family Planning Summit in London on 11th of July that it will allocate EUR 21,3 million to related measures.
“As long as less than half of the married or cohabiting African women cannot make their own decisions as concerns sex and contraception, it is unrealistic to expect that population growth starts to decrease in Africa. This has to do not only with every woman’s personal wellbeing, but also with the global development objectives,” says Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen.
In 2017, Finland will have been an independent state for a hundred years. The main theme of the centenary celebrations is Together.
With its five strategic priorities in the Government Programme, Sipilä’s Government is taking steps to follow through with essential reforms. The strategic objectives are materialised in the form of 26 key projects.
The term ‘Government’ refers to the Government of Finland which consists of a prime minister and a required number of ministers. It also denotes a decision-making body consisting of the government plenary session and the ministries.
Government in office
On 29 May 2015, the President of the Republic appointed Finland's 74th Government, that of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. The Government has 17 ministers.
It is possible to search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917. Information is also available on the Governments' terms of office, on the types of Government and on the political parties within the Government.