Online Conversations with Former President and Nobel Prize Laureate, José Ramos-Horta and Former Under-Secretary-General and UNMIT Head, Ameerah Haq on Saturday, 5th of September from 10:00 -12:00 Tokyo Time. (05/09/2020)

 The conversation topic will center on “Global Governance in the Post-Corona Era: The Role of the United Nations, the United States and East Asian Countries.” This seminar will be conducted in English. Please click here to learn more about the program details. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with your name and updated email address to Ms. Elizabeth Gamarra via egamarra15[@]yahoo.com. You will receive the official Zoom link prior to the event.

Online Zoom Seminar
September 5, 2020
10:00-12:00 Hours
Saturday Morning Tokyo Time
Conversations with
H.E. José Ramos-Horta and Ms. Ameerah Haq


     10:00  Introductory remarks by the convenor

     10:05  “Global Governance in Post-Corona Era: Roles of the United Nations, the United
States and East Asian Countries”
          ・H.E. Mr. José Ramos-Horta (30 minutes)
           Former President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
          ・Ms. Ameerah Haq (10 minutes)
           Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

     10:45  Dialogue with GPAJ President Sukehiro Hasegawa

     11:00  Open Discussion: Questions and Answers

     11:50  Announcement update for upcoming event



 H.E. Mr. José Manuel Ramos-Horta was born in 1949 in Timor-Leste and dedicated much of his life to the fight for the independence of his country. After independence in 2002, he served as Senior Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. He was then elected and served as President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste from 2007 to 2012. His role as mediator and peacemaker was internationally recognized with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 along with Bishop Belo “for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor.” (Norwegian Nobel Institute)
In 2013, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed José Ramos-Horta as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). In 2014 he was appointed the Chair of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations to review UN peace and security operations. He was appointed Special Advisor of the GPAJ in 2019.


 Ms. Ameerah Haq is the former UN Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support (2012 to 2014). She has over 39 years of working experience with the United Nations including 19 years of field experience. She was the last Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste. She has also held the positions of Deputy SRSG and UN Resident Coordinator in Sudan, as well as Deputy SRSG and UN Resident Coordinator in Afghanistan. In addition, Ms. Haq has held senior positions within the UN Development Programme and has served as UN Resident Coordinator in Malaysia and Laos. She most recently served as the Vice Chair of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations for the United Nations (UN). She currently serves on the Board for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, on the Secretary-General’s Senior Expert Group on Human Rights Up Front, and the Center for International Peace Operations, Berlin.

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