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Significant progress since independence

Since the restoration of independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made significant progress in the establishment, strengthening and consolidation of governance institutions. National institutions, practically non-existent in 2002, are now safeguarding stability and democracy. The judiciary has made important gains in upholding the rule of law; the national parliament in enacting the legal framework and providing the required oversight; electoral management bodies in ensuring smooth political transition through free and fair elections; and the Provedor in protecting human rights.

Strengthening institutions and process

UNDP has been a partner in these endeavors to build citizens’ confidence in the democratic governance institutions and process. It has worked in tandem with successive governments to help establish and strengthen legal frameworks and institutional processes and systems, and continues to enhance the skills of staff within these institutions at all levels– from investigators at the Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman to members of parliamentary committees, from public defenders to the county’s electoral management bodies, from local government officials to communities.

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HAVE ACCESSED JUSTICE ON THEIR DOORSTEP 

Access to justice has improved as a result of UNDP-supported legal aid clinic and mobile court initiatives

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During April UNDP coordinated with the PNTL municipal commandos to conduct security election…

On 15-16 March, the Public Defender Office (PDO) together with the UNDP Justice System Programme…

On 01 March 2018 UNDP was present at the donation and handover of workshop tools and fleet equipment…

Today, 15 February 2018, Minister of State Administration Dr. Valentim Ximenes and United Nations…

The UNDP Electoral Project in partnership with the Press Council as part of its political journalism…

Okinawa Peace Assistance Center (OPAC) with the support from UNDP Electoral Project LEARN and media…

In September 2017 UNDP organized a gender driving training for National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL)…

In 2017, the UNDP-supported mobile court hearings were convened in the nine municipalities where…

Trust is considered an important factor in establishing positive relationships between the police…

Dili, 15 April 2016 – Community Conflict between people in Uma Wain Leten, Viqueque in December 2015…

Dili, 13-15 October 2015, As part of efforts to strengthen peace and social cohesion in Timor-Leste,…

Strength, force, security, weapons: words that readily come to the minds of most people when asked…

The hands of the Atoni women in Oé-Cusse tell the story of an entire region that, despite having…

This weekend the people of Timor-Leste go to the polls to cast their vote for the Eighth…

A free and open press is part of the bedrock of democracy and development. Yet in the last ten…

After taking over the leadership of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP),…

At a time when the world is beset by conflict and crisis, it is easy to forget that, day in and day…

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Declaration on the Right…

Produced by the UNDP LEARN project with data provided by STAE. Includes turnout history of…

The municipal level tabulation of electoral results in the Timor-Leste parliamentary election…

Factsheet featuring total numbers of accredited international and national observers, party agents…

The JSP Phase IV (2014-2018), launched in January 2014, was defined in conjunction with the Council…

This factsheet includes general information regarding voter data, polling centers/stations/staff,…

Produced in collaboration with UN Women, this factsheet contains key information including…

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