1996 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF TIMOR-LESTE, DEMOCRACY BUILDER.

José Ramos-Horta

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Our Moral Duty to Shelter Those Fleeing Wars

June 20, 2017. Having been a refugee, a diplomat, and the President of a new democracy, I know well that decisions about human lives cannot be made in conference rooms alone, or decided with military maps. They can only honestly be made by looking into the faces of a mother and child who have lost brothers and sisters, possibly a father, to falling bombs, who are today seeking shelter and refuge. ...

Reviving the Spirit of the UN Charter

April 23, 2017. By J. Ramos-Horta and Yasmine Sherif. Once more we are in a period of uncertainty, of danger, in which not only our own safety but that of all mankind is threatened. Once more we need the qualities that inspired the development of the democratic way of life.”   Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

JORDAN: AN OASIS IN A TURBULENT WORLD

November 21, 2016. Last week I visited Jordan as guest of Prince Ali Bin Hussein and his wife, Princess Rym Brahimi Ali. Prince Ali is the third son of King Hussein, and half-brother of King Abdullah II. He is a member of the Hashemite family, which traces their ancestry directly to the prophet Muhammad...

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