Martti Ahtisaari, 2008 Nobel Peace Laureate

Ahtisaari Wins Peace Prize

Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

He won the prize for what the Norwegian Nobel Committee called ”His important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts.”

He has been involved, in one way or another, with conflict resolution in Namibia, Aceh, Northern Ireland, Central Asia, the Horn of Africa, and most recently in Kosovo.

The announcement was made in Oslo by Ole Danbolt Mjøs, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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