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  • 11 Jul 2014
    World Population Day: What does “Investing in Youth” mean to the United Nations in Timor-Leste?

    This special context positions youth as a key area of focus for the United Nations. We believe that investing in youth means investing in Timor-Leste’s present and future; forging a national identity; and building a strong and resilient nation that is ready to tackle both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Timor-Leste’s young men and women are drivers of change and key agents for social cohesion. Only by empowering them with knowledge, and encouraging them to use their energy and creativity, will Timor-Leste achieve sustainable socio-economic development.

  • 10 Jul 2014
    Groundbreaking ZEESM/UNDP Partnership Supports Oe-Cusse Economic Zone

    The Oe-Cusse Regional Administration and Special Zone for Social Market Economy (ZEESM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today presented their groundbreaking partnership to support the Government of Timor-Leste establish and operationalize the ZEESM Special Economic Zone.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    UNDP Assistant Administrator Haoliang Xu Returns to Timor-Leste

    Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific for the United Nations Development Programme, will visit Timor-Leste from 8 to 12 July, 2014. This will be his first visit to Timor-Leste since he served as UNDP’s Country Manager and Senior Deputy Resident Representative from 2002-2004.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    The Council of Ministers Analyzed the Dili-Ainaro Development Corridor Project

    the Council of Ministers analyzed the Dili-Ainaro Development Corridor (DARDC) project presented to them by the Ministry of Social Solidarity together with the Secretary of State for Public Works and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Timor-Leste. This was the first time UNDP has partnered with a government counterpart to present one of its programmes to the Council.

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Council of Minister Analyzes the Initial National Communication on Climate Change

  • 17 Jun 2014
    New GoTL, UNDP and UNCDF programme focuses on decentralization and local development for poverty reduction

    The Government of Timor-Leste, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today endorsed a new programme of cooperation which is designed to contribute towards poverty reduction and local development. Known as the Sub-National Governance and Development Programme (2014-2018) (SNGDP) the programme will strengthen institutions for decentralised governance, improve participation, and enhance local capacities to deliver services, particularly to the most vulnerable groups in poor communities.

  • 22 May 2014
    GoTL, UNTL and UNDP Launch New Center for Climate Change and Biodiversity

    The Center is among the many initiatives undertaken by the Government of Timor-Leste to address climate change related risks and secure the country’s development gains. Its mission is to provide policy makers, natural resource managers, and development practitioners with the tools and information needed to develop and implement management strategies that address the impact of climate variability and change on all aspects of socio-economic development and to contain rising greenhouse gases (GHG).

  • 09 May 2014
    Increased Access to Financial Sector, Increased Economic Growth

    In an effort to spur equitable economic growth and prosperity for all people of the country, stakeholders from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment (MCEI), the Secretary of State for the Support and Promotion of the Private Sector (SEAPRI), the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Timor-Leste (BCTL), civil societies, the private sector, and development partners gathered today to discuss the current status of Timor-Leste’s financial services sector as well as opportunities to expand it the years ahead.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    Real Time Information for Disaster Risk Management from MSS

    To support the ability of government, ministries, civil social and the public’s ability to respond quickly and efficiently to possible disasters, the National Disaster Management Directorate (NDMD) of the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS), developed the National Information Portal (IP) for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Timor-Leste, www.drm.tl.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Decree Law for Administrative Pre-Deconcentration Structure Socialized in Covalima District

    In front of an audience of 55 leaders from the Covalima district, the Secretary of State for Administrative Decentralization (SEDA) and the Secretary of State for Institutional Strengthening (SEFI) joined together to socialize Decree Law No. 4/2014, the Organic Statute of Administrative Pre-Deconcentration Structure and training policy for leaders of the Pre-Deconcentration Structure.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    Rebuild the mangrove forest, rebuild the community

    Dili, 21 March 2014 - Years of damage by both nature and the community have slowly destroyed many of the country’s mangrove forests, impacting the livelihoods of the people living in coastal areas throughout Timor-Leste. The Government, district leaders, the Community Based Organization Agrikultura e Peskas Estrela do Futuro (APEF) and university students have set out to reverse the problem in Ulmera suco (village) Liquica district, by planting approximately 200 new mangrove saplings to help rebuild the once thriving forest.

  • 14 Mar 2014
    GoTL and UNDP Sign Cost-Sharing Agreement to Support for Deconcentration

    Dili, 14 March, 2014 – The Government of Timor-Leste and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement that will provide Government funding to UNDP for support of the country’s Administrative Pre-Deconcentration. The US$750,000 cost-sharing agreement increases resources available to support UNDP’s existing and planned work in strengthening sub-national governance and follows the promulgation of Decree Law No. 4/2014 mandating the establishment of a strong, democratic, and efficient local governance system.

  • 03 Mar 2014
    Young women encouraged to join national police of Timor-Leste

    The National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) are increasing their efforts to recruit more women to the force. Supported by UNDP, the first campaign specifically targeting young women will run for the entire month of March. Comprised of two TV commercials, two radio commercials and one eight-minute video, the campaign will be broadcast daily on Timor’s national broadcaster, RTTL.

  • 10 Feb 2014
    UNDP and Australia partner to strengthen coordination in the Justice System

    Dili – UNDP and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) have signed an agreement in support of UNDP’s long-running programme focused on strengthening the Timor-Leste’s Justice System. Under the agreement, signed 10 February, 2014 DFAT allocates US$608,702 towards UNDP’s “Consolidating the Democratic Rule of Law and Peace through a strong Justice System in Timor-Leste”, more widely known as the Justice System Programme (JSP).

  • 06 Feb 2014
    RDTL and UNDP present proposed New Country Programme to stakeholders

    Stakeholders from all areas of government and the development community gathered to review and assess the accomplishments, progress and lessons learned from the previous Country Programme (2009-2013) and achieve consensus on the key issues, programme areas and cooperation strategies for the new programme.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    The richest one percent of the world population owns about 40 percent of the world’s assets, while the bottom half owns no more than one percent. The report Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries shows that if left unchecked, inequality can undermine the very foundations of development and social and domestic peace.

  • 07 Jan 2014
    Parliament Unveils New Bilingual Portal

    "Through the portal, we want to share with everyone, whether they are in the country or whether they are in the world outside, the work that daily members produce in this house of democracy and make it even more next (sic) of citizens,” said Sr Guterres in his opening remarks.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Strengthening Human Rights for Inclusive Development

    Twenty years ago, at the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, Member States of the United Nations reaffirmed that the right to development is a universal and inalienable right.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    Youth Shine on International Volunteer Day

    Timor-Leste’s young people took center stage on 5 December as representatives from Government, local and international NGOs and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) came together to celebrate the many and varied ways Timorese youth are contributing to the development of the country.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    Progress and Challenges in the Fight to Stop Violence Against Women in Timor-Leste

    Every year, up to 60 percent of women around the world experience some form of physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime.