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Oé-Cusse women: protectors of Atoni cultural heritage

The hands of the Atoni women in Oé-Cusse tell the story of an entire region that, despite having been subject to numerous external influences throughout their history, have managed to keep alive a…  


"Youth organisations should be seen as models for youth leadership"

"As a young Timorese, who represent the voice of youth in various opportunities, I am honored to sit in this great panel discussion. I personally appreciate the work of the United Nations Agencies,…  


The road ahead: Challenges and opportunities for the incoming Timor-Leste Government

This weekend the people of Timor-Leste go to the polls to cast their vote for the Eighth Constitutional Government in the 12 May parliamentary election. Over 784,000 people across the country’s 13…  


"Youth are key to development"

Timor-Leste is the youngest nation in the Asia-Pacific Region with a population characterized as one of the most youthful in the world. Most of the youth lack education, even after completing high…  


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…  

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