Marjatta Rasi


Marjatta Rasi born Punkailadun, Finland November 29, 1945. Finnish ambassador to UN, 1998; Vice President of ECOSOC, 2002-3; planned postwar aid; Chair of UN Peacebuilding Fund, 2006.


"Humanitarian assistance, rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction can and will overlap. These actions must often be accompanied by continuous crisis mitigation and prevention to avoid setbacks. Peacekeeping and security must be part of a coherent approach." (Report to Security Council, May 28, 2004; photo Enviro Finland 2011)