Negotiating Peace in Africa, Asia and Europe
The United Nations University, Tokyo, presents an excerpt from the 14th U-Thant lecture in which Martti Ahtisarri, former President of the Republic of Finland, shares his experiences and views on the topic of Peace Negotiation.
President Ahtisaari has made numerous vital contributions to international peace and security, from facilitating the peace process between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement to his recent role as UN Special Envoy for the Kosovo Status Process. He has successfully brought together opposing parties in conflicts around the globe, facilitating dialogue and setting the scene for agreement to emerge. In this way, his efforts have allowed seemingly intractable conflicts to end in political, negotiated settlements.