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

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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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