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European Security: A Finnish View with Pasi Patokallio

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The Nye Hughes Room, Bldg 67C, 1 Liversidge St, ANU

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The ANU Centre for European Studies and the ANU College of Asia & Pacific are proud to present this public lecture on European security, to be delivered by Mr Pasi Patokallio from the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Mr Pasi Patokallio served as Ambassador of Finland to Australia and, on a non-resident basis, to Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. Before that Mr Patokallio was the Foreign Minister´s Special Representative in charge of Finland´s campaign to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2013–14.

Previously Mr Patokallio served as Ambassador of Finland to Canada and, on a non-resident basis, to The Bahamas. He was a Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs for the academic year 2003–04, studying and speaking on issues relating to the Middle East and small arms proliferation. He has also served as Finland’s Ambassador to Israel and, on a non-resident basis, to Cyprus for more than five years.

Mr Patokallio has also served as Deputy Director-General for Multilateral Affairs (responsible for UN affairs, arms control, human rights and the environment); and Director for Arms Control and Disarmament. He was Finland´s permanent observer to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (1986–88) and member of the Finnish delegation to the UN Security Council in New York during Finland´s tenure on the Council (1989–90). He has participated in the work of the UN General Assembly´s First Committee since 1986 and served as its Vice-Chairman. He has led Finnish delegations to numerous international conferences relating to conventional arms and weapons of mass destruction.

Mr Patokallio chaired two preparatory meetings of the NPT Review Conference, and has worked with international export control regimes, serving as Chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). At the United Nations he has been closely involved with the issue of illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, serving as a member of the group of governmental experts on small arms appointed by the Secretary-General. He also chaired the UN Second Biennial Meeting of States.

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