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U.N.'s Ban says Myanmar's progress fragile

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Myanmar's progress could be undermined by its failure to address the root causes of conflict, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Own reforms, Elders tell Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Myanmar needs to take ownership of its own peace initiatives if it's to have any real expectations for the future, members of The Elders said.
Diplomatic weight builds behind Middle East peace

Diplomatic weight builds behind Middle East peace

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- The British government said it stands in support of efforts to restart the Middle East peace process but remains committed to Israeli national security.
Jimmy Carter in London for Middle East talks

Jimmy Carter in London for Middle East talks

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter led a delegation to London to put momentum behind an effort to rekindle Middle East peace talks, an advocacy group said.

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Aceh remains a powder keg, says Amnesty International

JAKARTA, April 22 (UPI) -- Amnesty International has warned that violence could erupt again in Indonesia's restive Aceh province unless the government and nationalists address their human rights abuses.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

Carter heading to North Korea

SEOUL, April 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and 2008 Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari are part of a group of diplomats reported to be heading to North Korea.

Ahtisaari: EU could become peace activist

BRUSSELS, April 2 (UPI) -- The European Union should adopt a more activist role in peace mediation, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari said during a debate in Brussels.
Peace prize winner urges Mideast talks

Peace prize winner urges Mideast talks

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Martti Ahtisaari of Finland, says U.S. President-elect Barack Obama should concentrate on the Middle East.

Ahtisaari's Nobel win is victory for China

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari is a great triumph for the Finnish government -- and for the government of China.
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Martti Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his mediation in hot spots around the world, the Nobel Foundation announced.
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Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari (pronounced   ( listen); born 23 June 1937) is a Finnish politician, the tenth President of Finland (1994–2000), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and United Nations diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work.

Ahtisaari was a UN Special Envoy at the Kosovo status process negotiations, aimed at resolving a long-running dispute in Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. In October 2008, he 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.

Martti Ahtisaari was born in Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia). His father, Oiva Ahtisaari (whose grandfather Julius Marenius Adolfsen had emigrated with his parents to Finland in 1872 from Tistedalen in southern Norway) took Finnish citizenship in 1929 and changed his surname from Adolfsen in 1937. The Continuation War (World War II) took Martti's father to the Eastern Front as an NCO army mechanic, while his mother, Tyyne, moved to Kuopio with her son to escape immediate danger from the war. Kuopio was where Ahtisaari spent most of his childhood, eventually attending the Kuopion Lyseo high school.

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