Democracy That Delivers
Ramos-Horta, José Manuel

Ramos-Horta, José Manuel

President of Timor-Leste (2007-2012)


Rui Maria De Araujo & four CdM Members to participate in the NGD roundtable on the future of Democracy in Asia-Oceania

Club de Madrid Members President Ramos - HortaPresident Yudhoyono and Prime Ministers Thinley and Shipley, along with the current Prime Minister of Timor Leste, Rui Maria De Araujo, and President Francisco Luolo Guterres will lead a two-day discussion in DIli, the country's capital, to discuss about the present and future of democracy in Asia-Oceania 


Nobel Peace Ramos-Horta advocates for education as the best tool for prevention

Club de Madrid’s Member and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1996), José Ramos Horta, is one of the most respected and experienced voices in the world. Not just when talking about democracy, but also in the prevention of violent extremism. In this interview, recorded in late January in Madrid, he stresses the importance of education as the most powerful tool to face this struggle.

Four CdM Members, two of them Nobel Laureates, to speak about peace in Bogotá

Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica, José Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste, and Andrés Pastrana and César Gaviria, both former Presidents of Colombia gather during the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Ramos-Horta, Club de Madrid Member and Peace Nobel Prize leads a dialogue about democracy

Next Monday, 30th of January, Club de Madrid Member, former President of East Timor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient José Manuel Ramos Horta will participate in Madrid in a dialogue co-organized by the Club de Madrid and Instituto de Empresa to share his views about Peace and Democracy, and discuss its main challenges. 

Club de Madrid supports the #InspiringTunisia campaign for a democracy that delivers

Thirteen Club de Madrid Members, all of them democractically elected former Presidents and Prime Ministers from all over the world, have signed the manifesto "Inspiring Tunisia; Translating Words Into Actions" to endorse a positive narrative about the country, and help the Tunisia2020 conference succeed.

President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts and mediation in his country’s peace process.

'Democracy is still missing': op-ed by Freiberga, Ramos-Horta and Kok in the Hufftington Post

The President of the Club de Madrid and ex President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Wim Kok, former PM of the Netherlands, and José Ramos-Horta, ex President of East Timor, have signed a joint Op-Ed that have appeared in the US edition cover of the Hufftington Post. The three leaders say that 'Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda targets beneficiaries rather than citizens' 

Thirty Club de Madrid Members back the Varkey Foundation initiative to restore teacher respect

The Varkey Foundation and Club de Madrid have joined forces to publish this open letter from leaders around the world in which they warned that an erosion in respect for the teaching profession could lead to “profoundly damaging” effects on young people’s life chances and a rise in extremism.The Club de Madrid Members, lead by its President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia, are calling on governments around the world to protect and value teachers, and play their part in restoring the respect that teachers so richly deserve. 

Tarja Halonen and Jose Ramos-Horta support the ongoing Constitution-making process and women’s participation in Nepal

Club de Madrid Members Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland (2000-2012), and José Manuel Ramos-Horta, President of Timor-Leste (2007-2012) have visited Nepal in a joint mission co-organized by Demo Finland and Club de Madrid to engage in a dialogue for democratic reform within the constitutional process, focusing on how to overcome women’s double discrimination in divided societies and ensure their effective role in building the new inclusive Nepal.

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