Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

HELCOM 50th anniversary event: photos and the opening film now available

We are delighted to announce that a photo gallery as well as the opening film, Motion, are now published from the 50th anniversary event of HELCOM which was held in Riga, Latvia on 25 April 2024. Latvia, currently holding the Chairmanship of HELCOM, hosted the celebration on the occasion of 50 years since the signing of the Helsinki Convention, preceded by a Ministerial Meeting of the Contracting Parties in the morning of the same day.

The guests, including representatives of the HELCOM Contracting Parties, observers and other friends of HELCOM past and present, enjoyed a special programme reflecting on the achievements of the first 50 years of HELCOM while looking forward to future challenges. The list of keynote speakers can be found here. The recording of the online streaming will shortly be made available.

Event webpage

Photo gallery

MOTION – 50th anniversary film