The International Affairs Unit develops, plans and coordinates international affairs in the Ministry's administrative sector.
The International Affairs Unit
- deals with matters regarding the Ministry's representation in international cooperation bodies
- coordinates relevant activities in particular within the EU, Nordic cooperation bodies, UN bodies, the Council of Europe and the OECD
- is responsible for bilateral agreements between Finland and other countries in the field of social welfare and health care and for their implementation
The Unit is led by Director of International Affairs Liisa Ollila.