The wellbeing of Timor-Leste’s young people is pivotal to the success of the young nation Timor-Leste

By Claudio Providas, Country Director of UNDP Timor-Leste ‘The wellbeing and success of Timor-Leste’s young people is pivotal to the success of the young Nation of Timor-Leste’, said H.E. Mr. Agio Pereira in his key note speech from July 2016 at a conference held at Flinders University, Australia. The future of...

Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at world’s first women’s amateur soccer World Cup

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.

(Video) ROK-UNDP Social Business Project 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.

SGP Timor-Leste launches its OP6 Strategy

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.

Mahindra Rural Housing Finance:Making Home Loans Available to Poor People

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.

Call for Technical Background Papers for Timor-Leste’s 4th National Human Development Report

  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...

“My View on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” Student Photo Contest

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.”

UNDP and Global Initiatives to co-organise Responsible Business Forum on

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 National Human Development Report (NHDR): Youth, Wellbeing and Demographic Dividend

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.

2016 Youth Wellbeing Survey has advanced to the final stage

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.

UNDP and the Government of Japan sign new programme for Electoral Assistance

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.”

UNDP and the Government of Timor-Leste present key results on social cohesion and rule of law programmes

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.

Launching of the “Understanding and Strengthening Resilience for Peace” Report

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.

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Timor-Leste Final Report: Understanding and Strengthening Resilience for Peace

Qualitative consultations with communities at the district capital level identified four key elements of resilience: Culture; Leadership; Religions; and Law and Security.

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The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, notes that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people.

The power of traditional dialogue mechanism for peace and reconciliation

Community Conflict between people in Uma Wain Leten, Viqueque in December 2015 resulted two people killed and valuable properties including houses and motorbikes destroyed.

Francisca “Now, our children don’t need to fetch water from long distance”

On the celebration of world water day, 22nd March, the people of Leirema, Ermera municipality inaugurated a new climate resilient water facility.

Mateus Salvador: “Now, we are not worry anymore about floods…”

“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.
Plant trees now, save lives and livelihoods from disaster

Around 6000 seedlings of trees are being planted at the Madabeno village of Aileu to mark the launching of a reforestation initiative.

Oe-Cusse Administration Enters Into Key Partnership with World’s Leading Organization

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...

PNTL Public Relation Unit organized a meeting to enhance the capacity of the members of PNTL at Baucau District

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.

Knowledge on disaster risk management prevents damages and loses of lives and livelihoods

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.

The Authority of the Oe-Cusse SAR and ZEESM and the United Nations Aim to Strengthen Ties

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.

Innovation to save lives with Frontline SMS

In the midst of natural disaster, prompt information sharing and warning can save many lives.

UNDP Brokers Partnership between Oe-Cusse SAR and ZEESM and Blue Ventures for Promoting EcoTourism

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.

PNTL Performance Evaluation System

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 Oe-Cusse SAR-ZEESM launches three high-level policy forums with the assistance of UNDP

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.

 Launch of new sustainable development agenda to guide  development actions for the next 15 years
Launch of new sustainable development agenda to guide development actions for the next 15 years

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.

Celebration of the very first harvest at the newly constructed Atabae Salt Farm

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.

Strengthening Public Relations

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 NGO Belun committed to strengthen conflict prevention capacity in Timor-Leste

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.

COP21 Country Statement by the Special Envoy of the President of Timor-Leste
COP21 Country Statement by the Special Envoy of the President of Timor-Leste

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