Words of Hope in Troubled Times

Words of Hope in Troubled Times


This collection of speeches and writings includes José Ramos-Horta’s most important speeches from 1992 to the end of 2017.

Selected by His Excellency, the book includes the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, early speeches on peace in East Timor, and on critical international issues such as Guinea-Bissau, Myanmar, Iran, and North Korea. It also includes speeches relating to His Excellency’s more recent work for the United Nations as the Chair of the High-Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations and his role on the UN’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation.

"I hope this book will inform, increase understanding, and inspire a sense of urgency, for only when these challenges are understood and felt by all, will there be concerted global action." – H.E. José Ramos-Horta


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