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Harri Holkeri's Profile

Brief about Harri Holkeri: By info that we know Harri Holkeri was born at 1937-01-06. And also Harri Holkeri is Finnish Politician.

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That is where consensus-building begins-with the idea that you have your own truth, but that the negotiator on the other side of the table has his own truth as well.

Tags: Idea, Side, Truth

The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted. Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden.

Tags: Life, Living, Sea

There are big issues, like the reform of the Security Council. These kinds of questions are something the President of the General Assembly must keep his eye on.

Tags: Big, Keep, President

When my first child was born in 1962, I wrote a letter to my grandfather telling him how happy I was but how concerned; concerned because there were so many visions which were not very good.

Tags: Good, Happy, Him

When the problems in Northern Ireland started, it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism, because the Catholic church was the only church at that time-it was a nationalist conflict.

Tags: Problems, Question, Started

My opinion on who's wrong or who's right has nothing to do with the fact that we have to bring together people who are against each other, to transform antagonism into cooperation.

Tags: Opinion, Together, Wrong

There are many challenges, there are many obstacles; let us try to change the obstacles to advantages.

Tags: Change, Obstacles, Try

Discussion is just a tool. You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision.

Tags: Aim, Decision, Goal

I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control, but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question.

Tags: Control, Education, Give

I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new impetus to the work of the United Nations.

Tags: Hope, United, Work

I think I can regard myself as a political decision-maker.

Tags: Political, Regard

If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind.

Tags: Force, History, Violence

If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth, that you know nothing but the truth and that is final, you will get nothing.

Tags: Final, Saying, Truth

In every European nation, there have been problems in history when the society was too divided.

Tags: History, Problems, Society

In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men. We do not regard ourselves according to sex.

Tags: Men, Sex, Women

Men and women have roles - their roles are different, but their rights are equal.

Tags: Men, Rights, Women

Peace enforcement is a much more difficult kind of operation than peacekeeping.

Tags: Difficult, Operation, Peace

We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded way of reaching political decisions.

Tags: Decisions, Political, Reaching

We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them. That is my political philosophy.

Tags: Learn, Philosophy, Political

What we can do as individuals may not be very much on the global scale, but we have to start the change by living as we are teaching.

Tags: Change, Living, May
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