Finland ranks first in international sustainable development comparison

14.6.2021 7.14
For the first time, Finland has been ranked number one in an international comparison of sustainable development. The esteemed ranking by the UN and the Bertelsmann Foundation is published annually, and Finland has also been in the top three in earlier years, together with Denmark and Sweden. The comparison assesses countries’ progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals.

Sami Pirkkala appointed Secretary General of Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development

8.4.2021 7.49
Chief Specialist Sami Pirkkala from the Prime Minister’s Office has been appointed Secretary General of the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development. Sami Pirkkala has worked on the General Secretariat on Sustainable Development since 2017, first at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and then at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Finland’s sustainable development work recognised with Catalyst 2030 Award: inclusive practices and international cooperation emphasised in jury’s decision

25.3.2021 18.05
On Thursday 25 March, the Government of Finland received an international Catalyst 2030 Award for sustainable development. The award was presented to the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development, which is chaired by the Prime Minister. Finland was recognised for its participatory approach to implementing the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In its statement, the prize jury placed particular emphasis on Finland’s international cooperation in promoting sustainable consumption and production.