Our Ocean Conference (29 October 2018, Bali, Indonesia)

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

H.E. Chief Negotiator Xanana Gusmão was invited to deliver a key note speech at the 9th International Conference on Humans Rights Education at Western Sydney University in Australia on 27 November 2018. In his speech, titled “Harvesting Human Rights for Independence and Democracy,” the Chief Negotiator spoke about the history of Timor-Leste and the strength and courage of the Timorese people. He said that education was critical to understanding the importance of human rights and civic engagement. He also addressed the issue of democracy and the challenges being faced in the world today. He talked about the importance of institutions, including the United Nations and its role facilitating the recent maritime boundary compulsory conciliation process with Australia.