The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and his wife will be arriving in Finland on an official visit next Monday at the invitation of President Tarja Halonen.
The Secretary-General and President Halonen will discuss a range of topics, including climate change, the global economic and financial crisis, and UN crisis management and peacekeeping operations.
Ban Ki Moon will also address a plenary session of the Finnish Parliament and meet with senior ministers, including Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (Centre Party).
The Secretary-General's programme further includes a meeting with the former Finnish President and Nobel laureate Martti Ahtisaari, and a visit to the UN University -World Institute for Development Economics Research, located in the Finnish capital.
Ban Ki Moon was appointed UN Secretary-General in October 2006, and took over from Kofi Annan from the beginning of 2007.
This is his first official visit to Finland in his present position, although he has been here before in his role as the former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea.