1996 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF TIMOR-LESTE, DEMOCRACY BUILDER.
"In victory be magnanimous, never seek to humiliate the adversary; if he is on his knees hold his hands, plead with him to rise up, embrace him. Walk halfway and meet the vanquished ones; embrace them, invite them to join in a new enterprise of peace, a new future for all. This has been my belief and in many ways this has been our practice since independence."
A founding father of the first new democracy of the millennium.
In exile for 24 years, he was the lone voice of his people as they suffered one of the most brutal occupations of the last century. After leading his country to independence, he served as the President of the century's newest democracy.
IMAGES OF TIMOR-LESTE
See his home through his eyes; the island that was once the scene of mass executions, torture centers and atrocities, enjoying the dividends of peace today.
INTERNATIONAL PEACE BUILDING
Taking peace building to the world.
Through high level missions for the UN Secretary General and other international peace building and diplomatic efforts, Ramos-Horta shares the wisdom of experieince to make a better world.