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National Human Development Report 2018: creating a buzz in Timor-Leste

The Timor-Leste National Human Development Report 2018 was launched in Dili just a few days ago. Reports like this often generate a few days of high profile media coverage in capital cities and then…  


Increased investment in youth and their wellbeing now is crucial to seize Timor-Leste’s demographic opportunity

Timor-Leste is one of the youngest countries in the world with 74 per cent of the population aged under 35, making it the second youngest nation in the Asia-Pacific region after Afghanistan and 15th…  


Flinders University: promoting evidence based research

"It is critical that the Government of Timor-Leste and its development partners make use of evidence-based research to invest in the youth to translate the country’s youth bulge into a demographic…  


UN Resident Coordinator’s Message on International Women’s Day

With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, world leaders placed gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at the heart of the new global development Agenda 2030.…  


The Secretary-General Message on IWD

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed.  


Giving Timorese Youth a Voice and Opportunity in Development

After fourteen years of independence, Timor-Leste welcomes development and shows progress in peace, stability and economic development. A smooth government transition in 2015 is a further signal of…  


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


A very high portion of Timor-Leste’s population is young. How can we unlock their full potential?

Timor-Leste is one of the eleven countries in the Asia Pacific region blessed with a large portion of young people. Almost 70 per cent of its population is young people aged under twenty-five. Many of…  


Changing Climate: Do the Timorese need to worry about it?

The above headlines on Timor-Leste have been shared by researches and assessments for the last 10 years or so. Who is the target audience? Are we contributing to better prevention? Adaptation?…  


A New Era of Opportunity

Seventy years ago, the United Nations was created from the ashes of the Second World War. Seven decades later, in Paris, nations have united in the face of another threat – the threat to life as we…  

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