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Martti Ahtisaari

Data de nascimento: 23. Junho 1937

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Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari é um diplomata e político finlandês, agraciado com o Prémio Nobel.

Foi presidente da Finlândia entre 1994 e 2000. Seu trabalho como mediador em conflitos internacionais valeu-lhe ser galardoado com o Nobel da Paz de 2008.

Ahtisaari desempenhou vários cargos como diplomata e mediador da ONU. Foi negociador de conflitos em algumas das regiões mais conturbadas do mundo, tendo intervindo, entre outros, na transição da Namíbia para a democracia , no grupo de trabalho da conferência internacional para a Bósnia e Herzegovina , na supervisão da deposição de armas do IRA , na negociação do estatuto do Kosovo e nas negociações entre as autoridades indonésias e o movimento de libertação da província de Achém .

Em 2000 recebeu o J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. Ganhou ainda o prémio UNESCO Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize de 2007 e, em 2008, o Nobel da Paz.

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Citações Martti Ahtisaari

„You have to be rather straightforward with your clients. You can't tell the parties only nice things.“

—  Martti Ahtisaari
Context: You have to be rather straightforward with your clients. You can't tell the parties only nice things. This is not an entertainment show; it's not reality television either. On working in peace negotiations, as quoted in "Nobel Peace Prize winner wants jobs for the young" in International Herald Tribune (11 October 2008)

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„I think it's a disgrace for the international community that we have allowed so many conflicts to become frozen, and we are not making a serious effort to solve them.“

—  Martti Ahtisaari
Telephone interview with Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org (10 October 2008) http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2008/ahtisaari-telephone.html

„Since I know that about a million people have been killed by the government of Iraq, I do not need much those weapons of mass destruction.“

—  Martti Ahtisaari
Defending the US government decision to invade Iraq, as quoted in "Nobel Finn" in Wall Street Journal (11 October 2008) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122367870922824537.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

„It's very important to be able to act properly. You need financing, and you never have enough.“

—  Martti Ahtisaari
On his plans to use the Nobel Prize money to help fund peace organisations he has worked with, quoted in "Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize" in BBC News (10 October 2008) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7662922.stm