OUR FOCUS

Poverty

Limited income and livelihood opportunities

42% of the population in Timor-Leste currently lives below the national poverty line. Unemployment is high, employment opportunities in the formal sector are generally limited, and job creation by the private sector falls far short of demand. Most of the population have no consistent earnings, and many are subsistence farmers.

Supporting people to lift themselves out of poverty

UNDP’s work in poverty reduction focuses on improving the economic opportunities that help people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty through sustainable livelihoods programmes, social business enterprises and access to financial services. This approach supports the objectives of the Timor-Leste government’s current 20-year Strategic Development Plan.

1,500 youth

HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THE knua juventude fila-liman (KJFL) YOUTH CENTRE

These youth have been engaged in innovation and entrepreneurship camps, a leadership development seminar, research/data training and accessed technical and advisory support.

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On 14 August 2018, UN Agencies in co-operation with the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport…

On 03 August 2018, SDG Ambassador for Climate Change and Ocean Jake Lasi presented an inspirational…

Timor-Leste is a half-island brimming with stunning mountains and idyllic beaches. Kept secret from…

In June UNDP held a social business camp in Ermera to support aspiring entrepreneurs to develop…

During May, UNDP held a three-day social business camp for start-ups in Likisa to provide an…

Last week 65 youth participants – including 17 from the municipalities – attended an exciting…

‘I want to work with nature and the communities who we depend on for the products. I want to supply…

‘The skills they teach you at the Knua Juventude Fila-Liman Centre, are things beyond the class…

‘I am willing to use my skills and help the youth to create their own business because that’s what…

In 2016, Gabriel returned to Timor-Leste after studying horticulture in Queensland, Australia.…

‘Because I am lucky enough, I am in a position to help others. I will support everyone I can to…

‘Through Knua I have learnt how to manage my time, and how to effectively work in a team’ says…

Seventy years ago, the United Nations was created from the ashes of the Second World War. Seven…

Today, most people live a better life than what their parents and grandparents experienced. There…

Timor-Leste is one of the eleven countries in the Asia Pacific region blessed with a large portion…

After fourteen years of independence, Timor-Leste welcomes development and shows progress in peace,…

‘The wellbeing and success of Timor-Leste’s young people is pivotal to the success of the young…

At this time of increased sectarian violence and the wanton destruction of cultural sites and…

This National Human Development Report (National HDR) puts the well-being of young people at the…

Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) is a one-stop centre for youth innovation, employment and…

Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) is a one-stop centre for youth innovation, employment and…

The first-ever Makerfest Workshop held in Dili, from 11 to 13 October 2017, attended by 40 Students.

Timor-Leste is the youngest nation in Asia Pacific Region with a population characterized as one of…

The objective of this project is to produce Timor-Leste's National Human Development Report (NHDR)…

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