Martti Ahtisaari: Former President of Finland and Winner of Nobel Peace Prize

From a story on by Anne Kauranen headlined “Finnish Nobel Peace laureate and former president Ahtisaari dies at 86”:

Nobel Peace laureate Martti Ahtisaari, who served as Finland’s 10th president between 1994 and 2000, died on Monday at the age of 86.

Ahtisaari was celebrated around the world for brokering peace in conflict zones in Kosovo, Indonesia and Northern Ireland. He refused to accept that wars and conflicts were inevitable.

“Peace is a question of will. All conflicts can be settled, and there are no excuses for allowing them to become eternal,” Ahtisaari said when he accepted the Nobel award in 2008.