Category: General news

Swedish Ambassador promoted women’s leadership

On 6 November Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, participated in a panel at a seminar on promoting women’s leadership and political participation. At the seminar, the Ambassador shared experiences from women’s leadership in Swedish politics, also stressing the key factor of convincing men that they are also benefiting from gender equality. The seminar was…

Finnish embassy visited ‘Stopping Exploitation through Accessible Services’

The Embassy of Finland in Bangkok visited SEAS (Stopping Exploitation through Accessible Services) of Change’s learning centre in Rayong on 29 October. This project is funded by Kesko Corporation of Finland, Finnpartnership programme of Finnish government, SIDA of Sweden and the Richard and Helen DeVos foundation. The project aims to teach Thai, English, Khmer and…

Swedish embassy in Singapore beach cleanup

On 27 October the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore participated in a beach cleanup activity at the Changi Coastal Walk organized by the EU delegation in Singapore under the headline ‘Together for the Ocean’. The aim of this activity was to signal the importance that the EU and its member states attach to the fight against…

New survey: Sweden and Singapore best at English

A new survey ranks best non-native speakers of English. Sweden is number one, while Singapore is number three. Global language training company Education First (EF) ranks best non-native speakers of English in their yearly survey EF English Proficiency Index. Singapore is the only Asian country in top five. This year, Norway ranks as number four,…

Norway’s Ambassador to China to be UN Syria Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 31 October 2018 the appointment of Ambassador Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen of Norway as his Special Envoy for Syria. ‘I am very pleased that the UN Secretary-General has given one of our foremost diplomats the important task of leading the UN’s efforts in forging an inclusive and credible political…

Finnish education gained visibility in China

Finnish education know-has gained visibility in China during October. The Finnish way of education has been in focus in China due to two events in October. On 15-16 October Finnish Minister Ms. Tarja Kangaskorte attended the Chengdu Education Forum where she introduced the Finnish education system. She also promoted Finland as a good destination for…

Denmark supports social dialogue in Myanmar

Denmark supports efforts to improve social dialogue in Myanmar through partnerships with labour market partners. The effort includes includes training to improve the professional performance of township conciliation bodies (TCBs), writes the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar. The TCBs are important bodies which are the first step in the dispute settlement process outside the work…

Finnish embassy visits learning center in Thailand

The Embassy of Finland in Bangkok visited on 29 October SEAS of Change learning center in Rayong. Stopping Exploitation through Accessible Services (SEAS) of Change learning center is a project funded by Kesko Corporation of Finland, Finnpartnership programme of Finnish government, SIDA of Sweden and the Richard and Helen DeVos foundation. The project aims to…