Nobel Peace Prize winner stepping down as chairman of the peace organisation

Vastavam web:  Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari says he is stepping down as chairman of the peace organisation he founded 17 years ago to help resolve global conflicts.Ahtisaari made the announcement today at a meeting of the Helsinki-based Crisis Management Initiative.He says he has recommended that former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb replace him when he leaves in the autumn.He is credited with helping to end 30 years of fighting between Aceh rebels and the Indonesian government, to bring independence to Namibia and to facilitate Serbia’s withdrawal from Kosovo.