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President Ahtisaari gets his own emoji

Published on Wednesday, 2nd of December 2015

Finland published yesterday its own set of country themed emojis. Peacemaker emoji is also represented in the collection.

emoji-peacemakerFinland is the first country in the world to publish its own set of country themed emojis. The Finland emojis illustrate Finnish emotions and strengths, as well as vices, and are part of the Christmas calendar published by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on ThisisFINLAND, the country brand website. Some of the emotions are represented by an internationally known Finn. One of them is CMI’s founder, President Martti Ahtisaari. The peacemaker emoji can continue in the web world the celebrated mediation that Martti Ahtisaari is doing.

“We thought that the emojis are a small gift from Finland to everyone. We are very grateful for the amazing global attention our emojis have had and we are also very honoured that many Finns find that the earlier published emojis and their subjects actually work,” says Petra Theman, Director for Public Diplomacy in.

The emojis are designed by Art Director Bruno Leo Ribeiro. ThisisFINLAND’s Christmas calendar will be available in 13 different languages and can be found from here: http://xmas.finland.fi/01-kaamos/