Peace Award Ceremony online Thu 15th Apr

The Finnish Christian Peace Association is pleased to invite you to the award ceremony of its 2021 Peace Prize and the associated panel discussion

Time: Thursday 15 April 2021 18:00 – 19:00 (Helsinki); 09:00 – 10:00 (Costa Rica)

Platform: ZoomJoinZoom Meeting

The Finnish Christian Peace Association (Suomen kristillinen rauhanliike) awarded its Peace Prize in 2021 to H.E Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómezof Costa Rica. Ms. Whytewas the President of the UN conference to negotiate anuclear weaponsban treaty, which entered into force 22 January 2021. In its justification of the award, the Peace Association acknowledges the significance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) for the global peace and sustainable development, and the leadership and instrumental role that Ambassador Whyte played in the negotiations leading to the TPNW.

Commending Costa Rica’s systematic and central role advancing global initiatives to support peace, such as the process on Human Right to Peace, the Association wants to recognize the value of leadershipAmbassador Whyte provided, of which the whole world should be grateful.


18:00-18:10 Awarding the 2021 Finnish Christian Peace Association Peace Prize to Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómezfollowed by remarks by the Ms. Whyte

18:10-18:15 Introductions of Panelists by Peace Association Chair Mr. Jussi Ojala

18:15-18:45 Panel discussion on the ‚ÄúTreaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weaponsand vision of a world without Nuclear Weapons‚ÄĚ. Moderated by Mr. Jussi Ojala, the panel discussion will have the following distinguished speakers: Ambassador Elayne Whyte G√≥mez, Costa Rica State Secretary, Ms. Johanna Sumuvuori, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland Distinguished Associate Fellowat SIPRI and Chair of Peace Union of Finland, Dr. Tarja Cronberg

18:45-19:00 Q & A from the audience and closing remarks

Picture: May 2016 H.E. Ms Elayne Whyte G√≥mez, Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Republic of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva Inclusiveness ‚Äď Access to Information and Knowledge for All ¬©ITU/D.Woldu

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