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[BOOK LAUNCH] "WORDS OF HOPE IN TROUBLED TIMES" BY PEACE NOBEL LAUREATE JOSé RAMOS-HORTA
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Date: Thursday, 6 September, 2018

Time: 18:00 to 20:00

Venue: Drake Gallery, 1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU

Language: English

Cost: Free admission. First-come, first-served. Registration required at https://goo.gl/7TroKc

José Ramos Horta is also former President of Timor-Leste (2007-2012); Prime Minister (2006-2007); Senior Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs (2001-2006); Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Integrated Peace-building Mission in Guinea-Bissau (2013-2014); Chair, High Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations (2014-2015); Co-Chair, Independent Commission on Multilateralism (2015-2016).

A major collection of speeches by Jose Ramos-Horta includes a call-to-action on the key issues facing our world today. “The Twenty-first Century offers us a chance, a unique chance, to coalesce around common global interests - to reverse the nefarious consequences of climate change, manage clean water reserves that are becoming a rare commodity, save our polluted rivers, lakes, and seas, replenish the depleted fish stock, eliminate extreme poverty and hunger, and de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula and South China Sea, and between India and Pakistan, India and China. If we were to spend less on armament, we would be able to spend more on education, health, and food security for all…”

This event is jointly organised by Bright Hong Kong and the University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU


Image (Right): The bookcover of "Words of Hope in Troubled Times. Copyright: Peter Badge/Typos1 in coop. LNLM - All Rights Reserved 2018

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