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Globally acclaimed Danish actor and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme by refereeing the world’s first amateur women’s World Cup soccer tournament in New York.
The ROK-UNDP MDG Trust Fund Committee is comprised of UNDP, the Ministry of foreign Affairs (MOfA) of the Republic of Korea and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). By scaling up successful projects, the Trust Fund is supporting UNDP’s work in transforming the lives of individuals, and helping build stronger and more resilient nations.
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grant Programme (SGP) has started working in Timor-Leste with its fifth operational phase (OP5) since 2012 and it has been implemented for over 4 years in this new country.
By pledging to uplift rural communities via easier access to housing finance, companies like Mahindra Rural Housing Finance will not only contribute to creating an inclusive economic development model but will also improve social equity in a sustainable manner.
Singapore, 22- 24 November 2016
The Timor-Leste National Human Development Report (NHDR) project is looking for highly qualified and experienced authors to write a series of four Technical Background Papers which are expected to contribute to the Chapters of the National Report. The working title of the NHDR is: 'In Transit to the Youth...
Speech by Mr. Knut Ostby, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
The contest’s theme is to encourage students to “reflect on the Sustainable Development Goals, communicate their feelings in a photograph and share it with many other people.”
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organisers for the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.
Timor-Leste's 4th NHDR is a collaborative project between the Government of Timor-Leste, UNDP and Flinders University, Australia. The report will aim to provide guidance for timely and evidence based youth specific policies and investments to reap a demographic dividend in Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste’s National Directorate of Statistics has been undertaking the 2016 Youth Wellbeing Survey within the National Human Development Report Project in the past few weeks.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan is signing a cost-sharing agreement to formalize funding support of over US$3.8 million (JPY 388,000,000) for an umbrella programme on “Electoral Assistance for Social Inclusion, Multi-Tier Governance, and Strengthening of Rule of Law in Timor-Leste 2016-2018.”
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Timor-Leste presented the key results of Japan’s funded programme for justice, peace and rule of law programmes.
Timor-Leste is now a peaceful country however, conflict prevention and peacebuilding is an active process, in constant evolution and still in need of consolidation.
Qualitative consultations with communities at the district capital level identified four key elements of resilience: Culture; Leadership; Religions; and Law and Security.
The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, notes that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people.
94.7% of the Timorese population are relying on wood as primary cooking fuel. The use of fuel wood fires for cooking is harmful to health and the environment.
More than two hundred people of Suco Mirtutu gathered at the Village (Suco) office to celebrate the World Earth Day.
Community Conflict between people in Uma Wain Leten, Viqueque in December 2015 resulted two people killed and valuable properties including houses and motorbikes destroyed.
On the celebration of world water day, 22nd March, the people of Leirema, Ermera municipality inaugurated a new climate resilient water facility.
“In 2008, there was flooding. It washed away our stuff such as corn, cassava including our pets. Our houses were almost carried away by floods.” said Manuel Soares (45), a father of three kids who live in Lisadilla village.
Around 6000 seedlings of trees are being planted at the Madabeno village of Aileu to mark the launching of a reforestation initiative.
Dili, 28 March 2016. As parts of its efforts to leverage the strengths of some of the world’s leading organizations for the benefit of the people of Oe-Cusse and implementing its innovative ‘Partnering with the Best’ policy, the Authority of the Special Administrative Region of Oe-Cusse Ambeno (SAROA) and Special...
“One of the top 10 countries most at risk of disaster…"
To enhance the knowledge of PNTL members in the area of public relation daily activities, the Public Relations unit with the support from UNDP, organized a two-day meeting at PNTL Baucau headquarters.
UNDP in partnership with GovTL, officially commissioned one of several projects that were implemented in 2015 by the SSRI project.
Almost every year Timor-Leste faces disasters such as heavy rain, floods, landslides and strong winds causing damage to homes, road, bridges and other infrastructure, and even causing casualties.
A workshop between the officials of the Authority of SAR and the ZEESM and members of the United Nations Country Team was held on 10 February 2016 in Pante Macassar.
In the midst of natural disaster, prompt information sharing and warning can save many lives.
The Authority of the Oé-Cusse Ambeno SAR and the ZEESM TL and Blue Ventures, an award-winning social enterprise specializing in marine research, ecotourism and sustainable fisheries, signed a MOU in Dili.
With UNDP's technical assistance, Performance Evaluation System was established within PNTL. The main objective of the Performance Evaluation System is to empower the development and professionalism of the national police in Timor-Leste.
The President of the Authority of the Oe-Cusse Special Administrative Region and ZEESM TL, Dr. Mari Alkatiri, today announced the launch of three high-level policy forums.
New York, 1 January 2016 – The new year ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations.
After applying new and safe salt production method, the Atabae Salt Farmers had harvested better quality of salt for the first time. It is one of the two environmental-friendly salt farms supported by UNDP Social Business’ Project.
The Public Relations Office of the national police of Timor-Leste promotes transparency and professionalism of its officers by creating a variety of multimedia products, including, photos, videos, magazines, website and civic education material.
UNDP, EU and its national partner NGO Belun launched the ’Building and Consolidating National Capacities for Conflict Prevention through Early Warning and Early Response (EWER)’ project.
An international mechanism on Loss and Damage is needed to address losses and damages as well as human displacement caused by the impacts of climate change. Statement by Ramos Horta