Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4
AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570
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The 30th of March is the Day of the Demilitarization of Åland. In 2011 the Åland Islands Peace Institute has highlighted this day through a seminar arranged 24th of March, a debate article to be published in several papers on the 30th and through collecting materials written in Swedish to upload on this homepage. To find the Swedish texts, please see the Swedish version of this article.

The demilitarisation of the Aland Islands dates back to the 1856 Treaty of Paris bringing the end to the Crimean War. France, Great Britain and Russia signed the Convention of Demilitarisation of the Islands annexed to the peace treaty. Demilitarisation was broadened to include neutralisation in the 1921 Convention on the Demilitarisation of the Aland Islands. The demilitarised status of Åland was confirmed in the Moscow Treaty between Finland and the Soviet Union from 1940, and in the 1947 Paris Peace Treaty.