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Martti Ahtisaari

Former President of Finland (1994–2000). Chairman of the Board of Crisis Management Initiative. Co-Chairman of the New York-based East West Institute and Chairman of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group. Member of the joint advisors' group for the Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundations. Chairman of the Balkan Children and Youth Foundation and Global Action Council of the International Youth Foundation. Until 2003, member of the Board of Directors of International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). Chair of an independent panel on the security and safety of UN personnel in Iraq (2003). Appointments as UN Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. Personal Envoy of the OSCE CiO for Central Asia. Holder of several posts in Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the United Nations, including Finland's Ambassador to Tanzania, UN Commissioner for Namibia, Under-Secretary General for Administration and Management (UN) and Secretary of State at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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Summary report from Plenary Panel One

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