What We Do
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, working in 177 countries and territories. In Timor-Leste, UNDP provides technical advice and assistance to build strong and capable public institutions at national and sub-national levels in justice, parliament, human rights, anti-corruption, police, economic development, environmental management and disaster risk management that bring development, peace and justice to the population and reach out to the poor and vulnerable sections of society.
Since 1999, UNDP has been supporting the Timorese people move from post-conflict recovery towards sustainable development. UNDP’s Country Programme Action Plan (2009-2013), developed in partnership with the Timor-Leste government, aims to build the foundations for lasting peace, stability and security in the country by fostering a culture of democratic governance, reducing poverty, managing environmental resources and find solutions for preventing and recovering from crisis.
Walk for peace
Timorese in traditional dress attend a tara-bandu ceremony in Metinaro, outside the capital Dili. Photo: Sandra Magno/UNDP TL more