IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
October 15th, 2008

Martti AhtisaariMartti Ahtisaari, President of Finland 1994-2000, and member of the IPS Board of Trustees has won the Nobel Peace Prize “for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts”. President Ahtisaari contributed to peace processes in Namibia, Indonesian Aceh and Kosovo, and is the founder and chairman of Crisis Management Initiative (CMI). IPS joins the global community in congratulating him on this honour.

Watch this video of President Ahtisaari interviewed at the 2007 IPS Support Group meeting in Venice, on the theme of the alliance of civilisations, talking to IPS’s Sanjay Suri about his approach to conflict resolution and his efforts in Kosovo.

MIlla Sundstrom reported for IPS on the Nobel Peace Prize award from Helsinki: “Overdue Award Goes to the Right Man”.

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