Government party leaders' declaration 11 July 2023
Finland promotes the implementation of democracy, the rule of law, and the fundamental and human rights. A society built on trust and good relations between population groups arises from the fact that everyone in Finland can trust that their rights and the principles of gender equality, equality before the law and non-discrimination will be respected and that they will be able to improve their own lives.
The Government takes determined measures to promote equality, gender equality and non-discrimination in society. Everyone has the right to be happy and safe in Finland regardless of their background.
Everyone is equal before the law. No one may be discriminated against based on their gender, age, ethnic or national origin, nationality, language, religion or belief, opinion, disability, state of health, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristics.
The Government makes every effort to advance equality and non-discrimination in accordance with the principles set out in the Government Programme. In its work, the Government has zero tolerance toward racism. The Government and each of its ministers denounce racism and all forms of extremism and in their work commit to actively combatting racism both in Finland and internationally.
At the beginning of Parliament’s autumn session, the Government will issue a government statement on promoting equality, gender equality and non-discrimination in Finnish society.
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