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Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Ahtisaari

The Nobel Peace Prize 2008

Peace broker. Peacefully ended conflicts worldwide. Namibia's independence from South Africa following war. Yugoslavia - end to the war in Kosovo. Indonesia - Aceh Peace Accord following war. Founded Crisis Management Initiative.

"Peace is question of will. All conflicts can be settled. No excuses for allowing them to become eternal."

Nobel Cash Medal & Philanthropy

Martti Ahtisaari, former Finnish President used his Nobel Prize cash to fund an organization he founded in 2000. The Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve violent conflicts through informal dialogue and mediation.

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Name: Martti Ahtisaari
Birth: 23 June 1937, Viipuri (now Vyborg), Finland
Residence: Finland
Award: "for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts."
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Nobel Cash Medal & Philanthropy