UN Youth of Finland Representatives Visiting the Finnish Embassy in Ljubljana

PHOTO: The Finnish UNYANET delegation with Ambassador Pekka Metso

PHOTO: The Finnish UNYANET delegation with Ambassador Pekka Metso

Benefitting from the opportunity offered by the location of the UNYNAET Summit 2013, the representatives of the Finnish UN youth visited the Finnish embassy in Ljubljana. Ambassador Pekka Metso was kind enough to grant a visit to the youth representatives on Thursday 22 August 2013.

Ambassador Metso’s 26-year long career at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has covered 9 years of work with UN affairs both in Geneva and New York, and during the visit, UN issues were discussed even though they aren’t the main part of the Ambassador’s work anymore. The role of the EU in the Finnish-Slovenian cooperation was touched upon, and the Ambassador ellaborated on the confluences of the two countries regarding their policies towards the UN. The Ambassador noted that the UN agenda has transformed remarkably along his career and welcomed these changes.

Ambassador Metso saw Finland as an important Nordic representative in Slovenia since other Nordic countries except Denmark don’t have an embassy there.

The youth representatives presented aims and activities of the UN Youth of Finland and UNYANET emphasizing the independent take of these youth organizations and that of the youth as an actor in different contexts.

 

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About Pau Petit

Born in Barcelona. European Citizen of the World. President of UNYANET 2016-2017. Former PR Officer and former Chair of the Fundraising Experts Commission of UNYANET. Member of UN Association of Spain - Youth Section and representative to the United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET) from 2010 till 2014. During this time he has been a very active MUNer going through all possible positions in the MUN world in several conferences around the globe. Also, as a proud GMUNer, Pau has met Ban Ki-Moon twice along his MUN circuit. Currently he is studying in Geneva his master’s in European Studies, specializing in economic and foreign policy of the European Union. Moreover, he has completed different internships and volunteering programs i.e. with UNESCO, UNYANET, ICTSD, among others, where he has also learnt about altruism and philanthropy. Furthermore, as an avid sportsman, Pau enjoys every possible sport on Earth and together with his former team won the basketball league of Catalonia. Finally, Pau is firmly committed with human rights of people with disabilities and believes that education and sports can play a key role in building trust and peace in post-conflict societies. His dream is world peace.

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