President of the Republic Tarja Halonen is offering a bunch of activities from Finland to aid in the aftermath of the crisis in Libya.
Halonen said, for example, that Finland has doubled its funding to the North African and Middle Eastern regions.
Halonen reported on Finland’s actions and plans in connection with the high-level meeting on Libya organised at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.
Other promised remedies included the doubling of Finland’s humanitarian assistance to Libya and offering of expert help in the forensic field and in training of a civilian police force.
Halonen emphasised the role of women in Libya’s democratic development.
“I would like to stress the crucial role of women in building a sustainable and just society for all. Finland urges the new Libya to ensure the full enjoyment of human rights for both women and men. Every effort should be made to harness the potential of all citizens and to guarantee equal rights for all, for the benefit of the future of Libya”, Halonen said.
Halonen will today, Wednesday, be addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations
According to a release on the Presidential website, Halonen's visit to New York - her last as a sitting head of state - will also include "[participation] in the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, an event of the Council of Women World Leaders, and high-level meetings on reproductive health and on sexual violence in conflicts. President Halonen’s programme will also include a reception hosted by President of the United States Barack Obama and several bilateral meetings."
Obama also attended the Libya meeting and greeted Halonen there before the event began.