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Timor-Leste Adopts Document on Human Fraternity

Timor-Leste Adopts Document on Human Fraternity

Timor-Leste will be the first country in the world to adopt The Human Fraternity document, a document promoting peace and harmony between Christians and Muslims that has been endorsed by both Pope Francis and Ahmed el-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar. The "Document...

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Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

On December 10, 1996, José Ramos-Horta and Timorese Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo stood in front of European Heads of State and Royalty, and dignitaries from around the world, and accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.  Ramos-Horta's acceptance speech encapsulated the state of...

May 20: President Ramos-Horta Address to Parliament

May 20: President Ramos-Horta Address to Parliament

On May 20, 2022, newly elected President José Ramos-Horta addressed the Parliament of Timor-Leste. The President addressed the challenges of building a pluralistic democracy after decades of violence under the occupation. The Constitution, he says, lays the foundation for the evolving State, and for peace in the nation.

Ch7 News (Aus): Ramos-Horta becomes East Timor president

Ch7 News (Aus): Ramos-Horta becomes East Timor president

Former East Timor independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has been sworn in as president as the country marks its 20th anniversary of independence. Crowds cheered as he then travelled by motorcade to parliament, where a ceremony kicked off...

Ramos-Horta Sworn Into Office, 19 May 2020

Ramos-Horta Sworn Into Office, 19 May 2020

On 19 May, 2020, Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta was sworn into the office of President, Timor-Leste. In his inaugural speech, delivered in four languages, the newly sworn in President called for national unity between rival parties, saying that he would...