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Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari (Finnish: [ˈmɑrtːi ˈʔoi̯ʋɑ ˈkɑleʋi ˈʔɑhtisɑːri] (listen); born 23 June 1937) is a Finnish politician, the tenth president of Finland (1994–2000), a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a United Nations diplomat and mediator noted for his international peace work.
|10th President of Finland|
1 March 1994 – 1 March 2000
|Prime Minister||Esko Aho|
|Preceded by||Mauno Koivisto|
|Succeeded by||Tarja Halonen|
|Ambassador of Finland to Tanzania|
|Preceded by||Seppo Pietinen|
|Succeeded by||Richard Müller|
|Born|| (1937-06-23) 23 June 1937 (age 85)|
(now Vyborg, Russia)
|Political party||Social Democratic|
|Alma mater||University of Oulu|
|Awards||Nobel Peace Prize (2008)|
|Branch/service|| Finnish Army|
Ahtisaari was a United Nations special envoy for Kosovo, charged with organizing the Kosovo status process negotiations, aimed at resolving a long-running dispute in Kosovo, which later declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. In October 2008, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts". The Nobel statement said that Ahtisaari had played a prominent role in resolving serious and long-lasting conflicts, including ones in Namibia, Aceh (Indonesia), Kosovo and Serbia, and Iraq.
Since the death of Mauno Koivisto in May 2017, Martti Ahtisaari is currently the oldest living President of Finland.