Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

HELCOM 50th anniversary: recording, speeches and videos now online

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Convention and HELCOM, Latvia, currently holding the Chairmanship of HELCOM, hosted a celebration on 25 April 2024 in Riga.

The online stream of the event is now available at the event webpages, along with the keynote speeches, videos, photos, and congratulatory remarks and greetings from the event.

The guests of the 50th anniversary event, 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 event was preceded by the 2024 Ministerial Meeting on the Baltic Sea Marine Environment in the morning of the same day.

Participants at the HELCOM 50th anniversary event. Photo by Gatlis Orlickis.