UN Commission on the Status of Women


Clare Gross

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Prepared by: Clare Gross

Country: Finland

Committee: Commission on the Status of Women

Topic: Question of closing the pay gap worldwide

Two of the key principles governing Finnish involvement in the sustainable development of societies and economies set forth in September of 2015 are human rights and reduction of inequalities. These principles dictate the key issues for Finland, which include peaceful and stable societies, gender equality and women’s empowerment and good governance and democracy (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2015b).

In order to improve social welfare and sustainable development both nationally and globally, Finland recognises gender equality, specifically the rights of women and girls as an area of con...

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