|10th President of Finland|
1 March 1994 – 1 March 2000
|Prime Minister||Esko Aho|
|Preceded by||Mauno Koivisto|
|Succeeded by||Tarja Halonen|
|Born||23 June 1937|
Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia)
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Oulu|
Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari (pronounced [ˈmɑrt:i ˈoivɑ ˈkɑleʋi ˈɑhtisɑ:ri]) (born 23 June 1937) is a Finnish politician. He was the 10th President of Finland between 1994 until 2000. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008. He is also a United Nations diplomat and mediator. He is known for his international peace work.
Nobel Prize[change | change source]
Ahtisaari was a UN Special Envoy at the Kosovo status process negotiations. These negotiations were aimed at resolving a long-running dispute in Kosovo. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. In October 2008, Ahtisaari was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his efforts on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts". The Nobel statement said that Ahtisaari has played a prominent role in resolving many conflicts in Namibia, Indonesia, Kosovo and Iraq, among other areas.
Health[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Eeva Ahtisaari". www.presidentti.fi.
- "The Nobel Peace Prize 2008". NobelPrize.org.
- Bryant, Lisa (2008-10-10). "Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari Wins Nobel Peace Prize". Voice of America. Archived from the original on 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
- "Former President Ahtisaari retires from public life following Alzheimer's diagnosis". Yle News. 2 September 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Martti Ahtisaari's homepage
- Martti Ahtisaari's Project Syndicate op/eds
- Ahtisaari Nobel Prize lecture
- ThisisFINLAND -Nobel recognition rewards peaceful resolutions
- Ahtisaari Appearances on C-SPAN
- Martti Ahtisaari in The Presidents of Finland