Nobel Prize Speaker Jose Ramos-Horta

Jose Ramos-Horta

1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; President of Timor-Leste; Democracy Builder

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Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for his work towards peace in the East Timor conflict. Speaker Jose Ramos-Horta was the first to obtain the title of Foreign Minister since East Timor’s independence in 2002. Organizations book Jose Ramos-Horta to learn about global challenges, leadership, partnership, democracy in Timor-Leste, and protecting the rights of immigrants and refugees.

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    Jose Ramos-Horta biography

    Human rights speaker Jose Ramos-Horta received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for his work towards peace in the East Timor conflict. He served as East Timor’s President from 2007 to 2012 and then again in May 2022. In addition, he worked as Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    Speaker Jose Ramos-Horta was also the East Timorese resistance’s exiled spokesman during East Timor’s Indonesian occupation. In 1988, he became an independent politician. Jose was the first to obtain the title of Foreign Minister since East Timor’s independence in 2002. 

    He worked as Foreign Minister until 2006. One year later, Jose became President, and, in 2008, an individual tried to assassinate him. In 2012, the UN appointed Jose as its Special Representative.

    At the request of the UN Secretary General, Jose served as the chair of the UN High Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations between 2014 and 2016. This panel conducted a global review of UN peacekeeping and mediation efforts with the aim of improving the effectiveness of the UN’s “peace and security architecture” in preventing and resolving conflicts. The resulting report and recommendations were widely praised. Additionally, the individual was a member of the High Level Board on Mediation from 2017 to 2019.

    Jose Ramos-Horta is a human rights speaker and author of Words of Hope in Troubled Times. In 2022, he won the runoff for the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction. And on May 20, 2022, he was elected again for a second term as President of Timor-Leste. He’s currently in office.

    Jose Ramos-Horta Keynote Topics

    This speech is a thought-provoking discourse on the state of the world and the role of leadership and partnership in addressing the various challenges facing our global community. Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of East Timor, brings his unique perspective and extensive experience in international diplomacy and conflict resolution to bear in this speech, offering insights and recommendations for how we can work together to build a more peaceful and prosperous world. Through his eloquent and inspiring words, Ramos-Horta encourages listeners to embrace their leadership roles and to forge partnerships across borders, cultures, and ideologies in order to overcome the many challenges that we face.

    Jose Ramos-Horta's speech 'Democracy in Timor-Leste: Challenges and Prospects' is a thought-provoking discourse on the current state of democracy in the Southeast Asian nation of Timor-Leste. Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Timor-Leste, brings his unique perspective and extensive experience in international diplomacy and conflict resolution to bear in this speech, offering insights and recommendations for how the country can continue to build and strengthen its democratic system of government. Through his eloquent and inspiring words, Ramos-Horta discusses the challenges and obstacles that Timor-Leste has faced in establishing democracy, including issues such as corruption, human rights, and the role of civil society and political parties. He also touches on the prospects for the future of democracy in the country and the role of the international community in supporting and promoting democratic values and institutions.

    This is a is a powerful and thought-provoking discussion on the current global refugee and migration crisis and the urgent need to protect the rights and dignity of those who have been forced to flee their homes. Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Timor-Leste, brings his unique perspective and extensive experience in international diplomacy and conflict resolution to bear in this speech, offering insights and recommendations for how the global community can work together to address this complex and pressing issue. Through his eloquent and inspiring words, Ramos-Horta discusses the root causes of the refugee and migration crisis, including conflict, persecution, and poverty, and the urgent need to address these underlying issues in order to provide lasting solutions. He also touches on the challenges and opportunities of hosting and integrating refugees and migrants, and the importance of upholding their basic human rights and dignity. This speech is a must-see for anyone interested in the refugee and migration crisis and the role that we all can play in protecting the rights and dignity of those who have been forced to flee their homes.

    Jose Ramos-Horta Speaking Videos

    José Ramos-Horta on Global Challenges, Leadership & Partnership
    José Ramos-Horta - Our shared humanity

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