Erkki Tuomioja

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Mr Tuomioja is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland and has been a member of the Finnish Parliament during the years 1970–1979 and 1991–present. He held the position of Minister of Trade and Industry in 1999-2003 and became the Minister for Foreign Affairs after Tarja Halonen was elected the President of Finland in 2000. Mr Tuomioja holds the degrees of Doctor in Social Sciences from University of Helsinki and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Helsinki School of Economics. He is also the author of several books.

Heidi Hautala

Minister for International Development and Ownership Steering Issues. Ms Hautala was a Member of the European Parliament from 1995 to 2003 and 2009 to 2011, where she chaired the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Ms Hautala was the leader of the Finnish Green Party from 1987 to 1991. Heidi Hautala is engaged to work also in organisations on the side of her work in the Finnish Parliament. She is the former President of Service Centre for Development Cooperation and a current member of the executive bureau of the peace mediation organisation Crisis Management Initiative.

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson is the first elected President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. In 2010 she set up the Mary Robison Climate Justice Foundation which aims to be a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those many victims of climate change who are usually forgotten - the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world. Ms Robison is one of the original members of the Helsinki Process Group.