Delivering peace for Aceh: An interview with President Martti Ahtisaari

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: An interview with President Martti Ahtisaari
President Ahtisaari describes his experiences as head of the mediation team that helped to deliver an effective peace agreement in Aceh in 2005.

Aceh's arduous journey to peace

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: Aceh's arduous journey to peace
Konrad Huber discusses three factors that facilitated the success of Aceh's current peace initiative: the circumstances of both sides in 2005, the adroit external mediation, and the comprehensive nature of the settlement.

Aceh-Indonesia

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in Helsinki in August 2005 ended more than 30 years of armed conflict and suffering in Aceh. It also provided a basis for reconfiguring politics in the province, by outlining principles for new self-government arrangements and provisions for political participation, revenue-sharing, reintegration and human rights.