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Governance

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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On 17-19 September 2018 the “PNTL Strengthening Governance and Service Delivery” project delivered…

During July, August and September 2018, UNDP and a team from the National Police of Timor–Leste…

On 12 and 13 September 2018 the “PNTL – Strengthening Governance and Service Delivery” project…

On 18 July a project management board meeting for the “PNTL – Strengthening Governance and Service…

Outside the legal framework, women still face many challenges in attaining political equality in…

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

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…

It has been more than 40 years since the first time that Juliana Tebi's hands worked a loom. Her…

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…

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