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Extrabudgetary Projects on Freedom of Expression - Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland


Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

An important part of Finland’s foreign policy and security policy, Finland’s develop policy has four areas of emphasis: a democratic and accountable society that promotes human rights; an inclusive green economy that promotes employment; sustainable natural resources management and environmental protection; and human development.


UNESCO is leading innovative projects around the world thanks to voluntary contributions it has received from donors in support of freedom of expression.



With financial support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, UNESCO is implementing a project in the Arab region to strengthen legal and regulatory frameworks to promote freedom of expression, freedom of information, and press freedom.




Voluntary contributions have strengthened UNESCO’s work in freedom of expression in dozens of countries around the world.