CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation

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CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflicts through dialogue and mediation. Founded in 2000 by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, we have since grown to be a leader in the field of international peacemaking.

Our team consists of more than 100 international experts and over 300 global partners from a variety of fields with whom we have advanced more than 50 peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan AfricaEurasia and Asia.

CMI is headquartered in Helsinki, with an office in Brussels and a presence in more than 20 countries. Together we share the commitment of developing innovative solutions to tackle issues at the heart of political conflict that prevent peace processes from moving forward.

With Finland as our home, Ahtisaari’s legacy as our guide, and an established international track record as our foundation, CMI has become a trusted partner in the advancement of global peace and security. To this end, our independence is essential and enables us to provide safe space for political dialogue. Together with our international partners, we continue to share the vision of building bridges for the peaceful settlement of conflicts.

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