Anniversary

Our 25th Anniversary Seminar – Building a shared future vision

The audience gathered for IOM Finland's Anniversary Seminar.IOM Finland celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of the office in Helsinki with a high-level seminar for invited guests. The seminar was held in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the House of the Estates in Helsinki.

IOM Finland 25th anniversary

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This year we are celebrating 25 years of IOM presence in Helsinki.

Congratulatory Message from the Ministry of the Interior

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Migration is one of the main issues on my political agenda as Minister of the Interior. Firstly, I see a need to increase labour migration to Finland by making this a compelling home country for international experts and by making sure that the residence permit system is functioning as efficiently as possible.

History Blog 1: Founding of the IOM Mission in Finland

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The process of opening a regional IOM Mission in Helsinki started quite soon after Finland had joined IOM in 1991. In October 1992, James N. Purcell, then the Director General of IOM, and Anders Wenström, then the Director of the Bureau for Europe and North America, visited Helsinki for a dialogue o migration affairs. 

25 years of IOM presence in Helsinki

This year we are celebrating 25 years of IOM presence in Helsinki.

The agreement to open an IOM mission in Finland was signed in Geneva on April 22, 1993 by IOM’s Director General at that time, James N Purcell and Antti Hynninen, Ambassador at Finland’s permanent mission to the international organizations in Geneva.

Agenda of Anniversary Seminar

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Helsinki office of the International Organization for Migration IOM.

The agenda for our anniversary seminar is attached alongside with the speeches: