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Speaker List

Rauno Merisaari

Ambassador for Human Rights and Democracy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland

Rauno Merisaari is Ambassador for Human Rights and Democracy and a leading expert in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in charge of the government’s international democracy promotion policies. His portfolio also includes the government´s human rights report to the parliament, rights of the Roma and Holocaust remembrance issues. He has also been the head of the Development Minister´s cabinet of development cooperation, a senior adviser on human rights, and Secretary-General of the UN Association. He believes the EU must keep a high profile in international human rights policy and this requires a better consistency between external and internal activities on human and fundamental rights.



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