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Dr. Tarja HALONEN Former President of the Republic of Finland, Helsinki

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1968 Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 1969-1970 Social Affairs Secretary and Organizational Secretary of the National Union of Finnish Students 1970-1979 Lawyer with the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions SAK 1974-1975 Prime Minister s parliamentary secretary 1977-1996 Member of the Helsinki City Council 1979-2000 Member of Parliament 1984-1986 Chairman of the Parliamentary Social Affairs Committee 1987-1990 Minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, incl. Minister for Equality 1989-1991 Minister for Nordic Cooperation 1990-1991 Minister of Justice 1991-1994 Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Law Committee 1995 Chairman of the Parliamentary Grand Committee 1995-2000 Minister for Foreign Affairs 2000-2012 President of the Republic of Finland