Keys for Peace


House keys represent safety, family, independence and new beginnings. In a sense they are our most valuable possession. They are always with us, and yet they are the first thing a person fleeing from crisis no longer needs.

These are stories of homes lost to conflict, of keys waiting to be brought back in use and of people hoping to find a way to return home. Each of them is a reminder that every conflict involves human loss. But also that every conflict is human made and that it is humanity that can end what it started. We all hold the keys for peace.

Visit the exhibition and help promote peace

The Keys for Peace exhibition will tour Finland in autumn 2022. Check out the venues below and come along to the exhibition.

As part of the exhibition, you will have an opportunity to show your support for the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Bring your own key or an old key that is no longer needed and help create one of the installations.

September 20–21 Nordic Business Forum, Helsinki
September 26–28 Iso Omena, Espoo
September 30– October 2 Tuku Book Fair, Turku
October 3–9 Forum, Helsinki
October 17–23 Ratina, Tampere
October 27–30 Helsinki Book Fair, Helsinki
November 14–20 Jumbo, Vantaa
December 5–9 Kallio church, Helsinki

All conflicts can be resolved

Currently, more than 100 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes. Each year CMI receives more requests for peace mediation than we can manage to respond to.

A donation to CMI is an investment in peace. By supporting our work, you can help people in the midst of conflict to find sustainable solutions to end conflicts and war. Join us in building peace.

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Throughout its history, CMI and its partners have advanced more than 50 peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eurasia and Asia.

mediation and dialogue projects
workshops or
dialogue meetings
meetings with conflict
parties and stakeholders
requests towards CMI
direct beneficiaries or conflict
resolution activities
female beneficiaries

About us

CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflicts through dialogue and mediation. Founded in 2000 by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, CMI is one of the world’s leading peace mediation organisations.


Sini Santasalo, Fundraising Manager
+358 50 413 3609 sini.santasalo@cmi.fi

Riikka Kämppi, Senior Advisor, Public Relations
+358 40 572 9733 riikka.kamppi@cmi.fi

Antti Ämmälä, Head of Communications
+358 40 358 3084 antti.ammala@cmi.fi