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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.”


Martti Ahtisaari founded The Crisis Management Initiative [CMI] based in Helsinki, in 2000.

‘CMI works closely with all conflicting parties in some of the world’s most intractable conflicts to forge lasting peace through informal dialogue and mediation.

CMI is now one of the leading organisations in its field.

CMI has a staff of around 70 and has ongoing commitments in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eurasia.’ – CMI, Aug 2019.

Photo Johannes Jansson. Wiki. Painting Tim Tompkins PaintHistory.com

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
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