President Martti Ahtisaari: Book of Condolences online

President Martti Ahtisaari passed away on Monday 16 October, 2023 age of 86.

President Ahtisaari was a pioneer of peace mediation in Finland and across the world. He never gave up his conviction that all conflicts can be resolved.

President Ahtisaari served as President of the Republic of Finland for six years, from 1994 to 2000. He was Finland’s tenth President. Before his presidency, he held several significant positions in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and in the United Nations. After his presidency, he founded CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation and worked actively as a peace mediator. President Ahtisaari’s lifetime achievement as a peacemaker was rewarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008.

Condolences to President Ahtisaari’s family can be offered digitally on the website, which will be opened on 17 October at 10.00 hours Finnish time (GMT+2). The CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Foundation has opened a memorial web page at