Martti Ahtisaari: Myanmar Could Win the Nobel Peace Prize

News | March 04, 2013

Nobel Laureate and EWI Board Member Martti Ahtisaari believes that the government of Myanmar is a "serious candidate" for the Nobel Peace Prize.

According to a report from AFP, Ahtisaari offered this assessment of the reformist government after Finnish President Sauli Niinistoe announced a pledge of 6.5 million euros in development aid to the country.

Beginning in 2011, Myanmar has continued to take steps towards embracing democratic institutions, such as rolling back press censorship and freeing political prisoners.

Click here to read the AFP article at The West Australian.