Overview

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.

Our Goals

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

Our Stories

UNDP Timor-Leste

Supporting women at the heart of Asia’s newest democracy

Dili – Josefa Soares tiptoes in high heels over the few square meters of grass outside Timor-Leste’s parliament building. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e) Posing formore 

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New micro-insurance protects women’s livelihoods

Dili – 2013 is dawning a little more secure for 9,000 women across Timor-Leste, who are starting the year with life insurance on their small businesses.more 

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Community seals deal to halt conflict

Metinaro – Long running violence in a rural village just outside Timor-Leste’s capital ended recently here with a dance, a prayer, a speech, and the sacrificemore 

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A small country with a big climate change plan

Aileu – The concept of climate change is well and truly understood in the small villages of Aileu district in Timor-Leste. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Justice System Programme

    The Justice System Programme is strengthening the institutional capacity of the justice system of Timor-Leste to uphold the rule of law and improve access to justice through legal empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged.more 

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