Awareness of minority languages in education and media should be improved
UN's CERD-committee noted progress in the implementation on its latest recommendations but found efforts are needed for several issues.
According to the simplified reporting procedure the NGOs etc are to send information to the UN committees in late 2018.
The Human Rights Delegation demands that more comprehensive resources be allocated for the work during the next government term and that a special national body be established to monitor the activities.
During the year, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) improved the monitoring of fundamental and human rights. The promotion and monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) established itself as a new task and fundamental and human rights education and training spread widely. The HRC was actively involved in international and European cooperation.
United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore will visit Finland on Friday 13 April.