Sunday, October 12, 2008

Former President Ahtisaari Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Martti Ahtisaari, who served as President of Finland from 1994-2000, has been named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. A former diplomat, he won for his efforts in brokering peace not only while in office, but afterwards.

Ahtisaari's Crisis Management Initiative has hosted peace talks for internal struggles in Iraq and Indonesia. The website is at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I regret that the much neglected language, Esperanto did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize. At least nine British MP's nominated this global language, for the Prize.

Within a short period of 121 years Esperanto is now placed within the top 100 languages, out of 6,000 worldwide according to the CIA factbook. It is the 17th most used language by Wikipedia, and it is in active use by Facebook and Skype.

Solid arguments for Esperanto can be seen on the Youtube video, by Professor Piron, a former translator at the United Nations.

If you have time please check