Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Ahtisaari
Martti Oiva Ahtisaari [ˈmɑrtiˈɔi̯vɑˈɑhtisːɑri] (* 23. June 1937 in Viipuri, today Wyborg/Russia) is a Finnish diplomat and politician.

After a study Ahtisaari occurs the diplomatic service. 1979 he is suggested to Ambassadors in Tanzania already there and of the SWAPO for his later office than Namibia representatives of the UN. It remains however first in the diplomatic service and to 1987 by Javier Pérez de Cuéllar the deputy UN Secretary-General is appointed. There it is responsible for the administration of the United Nations.

After the entry into force of the cessation of hostilities between South Africa and the SWAPO at the 1. April 1989 it becomes as a director/conductor of the United nation Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) Namibia - representatives of the UN. Following the 105-jährige foreign rule of Namibia is thus supervised by the UNTAG the independence process. Good chances are granted to it to win once the Nobel peace prize.

1994 it becomes as a candidate of the social-democratic party as a successor of Mauno Koivisto 10. President of the Republic of Finland selected. When its term of office ends 2000, it puts no longer for a re-election at the disposal and becomes from Tarja halos, to the 1. Woman as a president of the Republic of Finland replaced.

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  • Ralph Hartmann: Broker in the protectorate Belgrade, Pristina, Brussels, Peking: The former Finnish president is to decide the future of the Kosovo by pendulum diplomacy (young world, 29. November 2005)


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