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Women Under 35 Run Finland As World’s Youngest Leader Takes Office

Women Under 35 Run Finland As World’s Youngest Leader Takes Office

Thirty-four-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland on Tuesday as the world’s youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition with four other parties led by women, all but one of them under 35. Marin won the confidence of parliament with 99 votes in favour and 70 against. She replaced Antti Rinne, who resigned […]

Finnish President Wins Landslide Re-Election in Historic Vote

Finnish President Wins Landslide Re-Election in Historic Vote

Sauli Niinisto was re-elected as Finland’s president without recourse to a runoff — a first since the post has been settled by popular vote. The 69-year-old former finance minister won the election with 62.7 percent backing, surpassing the 50 percent needed to avoid a second vote. His closest rival, Pekka Haavisto of the Greens, who […]

Will The UK Be Left Behind On Sustainable Development?

Will The UK Be Left Behind On Sustainable Development?

The first top-flight UN meeting on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) since they were adopted last year marks a key moment for the implementation of the ambitious 15-year blueprint. The theme of this year’s high-level political forum in New York is “leave no one behind” – a fundamental principle behind the global goals.aunching the first […]