Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for International Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland is delighted to open the World NGO Day 2014. The newly elected Secretary General of the Secretariat to the Nordic Council, Ms. Britt Bohlin from Sweden, and other UN agencies executives like the Executive Director of UNOPS, Mr. Jan Mattsson and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Eric Falt will be addressing all delegates, and taking part at the World NGO Day 2014 panel discussions.
Several NGO leader from Finland and around the world - from various fields like Education, Youth Empowerment, Health, Social Welfare and Gender Equality - have also been invited.
Like Mr. Faruque Ahmed the Executive Director of BRAC International (the largest NGO in the world), and Mr. Ramadan Assi the Turkey Country Director of International Medical Corps,
which are currently providing medical assistant on the daily basis to Syrian refugees at the Turkish borders - following the crisis in Syria.