Current duties

President Tarja Halonen is a member of many organizations and networks in Finland and abroad. She has particularly close contacts with the UN and she also works with the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

National duties

Finnish National Gallery, Chairperson 2015–

Making an Impact with Equality Acts High-Level Forum, Chairperson 2018–2021

Sitra, Board of Directors. Member 2020–

The Stadium Foundation, Advisory Board, Chairperson 2018–

University of Helsinki, Chairperson 2018–2021

WWF Finland, Board of Trustees, Chairperson 2013–2019

The 100 Acts for Gender Equality program, Chair of the Honorary Committee 2016–2017

International duties

Alpbach-Laxenburg Group, Member 2014–

Aspen Food Security Strategy Group, Member 2013-

Aspen Ministers Forum, Member

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina,Board of Trustees, Member 2015–

Club de Madrid, Member 2012-

Club of Rome, Member 2012-

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Member 2019–

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Global Board of Advisers, Member 2013–2017

Council of Women World Leaders, Chairperson 2009-2014, Member 2014–

Earth Day Network, Board of Directors, Member 2016–

European Council on Foreign Relations, Member 2013–2017

The Empress Theophano Prize, Member 2020–

Europe Delivers Initiative, Advisory Board, Member 2017–

Fundación mujeres por africa, Advisory Council, Member 2012–

Global Dryland Alliance, Advisory Board, Member 2012–2013

Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, Member 2010–

Harvard Kennedy School, The Arctic Initiative, Member 2020–

High-Level Task Force for ICPD, Alternate Co-chair 2012–2016

High-Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights, Alternate Co-chair 2016–2017

High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, Alternate Co-chair 2016–2021

ILO World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, Co-Chair 2002–2004

InterAction Council, Member

Lancet-SIGHT Commission, Chairperson 2019–

Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice Dialogue, Advisory Committee, Member 2013–

Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Member of Board 2013–

Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, Board of Trustees, Member 2009– (Chair of the Board of Trustees 2018–2020, Member of the Board 2006-2009)

Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Member of Leadership Council 2014–

Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, Member of Board 2016–

UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Drylands Ambassador 2013–

UNCTAD Panel of Eminent Persons, Member 2005-2006, Co-Chair 2011–2013

UNESCO High Level Panel on Girls’ and Women’s Education for Empowerment and Gender Equality, Member 2011–

UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, Co-Chair 2010–2012

UN High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Co-Chair 2012–2016

United Nations Global Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015–

UN  Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, Member 2017–

WHO Euro’s Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, Member 2020–2021

World Comission on Forced Displacement, Member 2017–2019

The World Bank World Development Report 2017, Advisory Group, Member 2015–2016