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  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Philippines: UNDP gives US$ 5 million to help kick start Haiyan debris removal

    As the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged US$ 5 million to help kick start the removal of some of the millions of tonnes of debris left over from the storm.

  • 13 Nov 2013
    MSoA and UNDP Host Inception Workshop on New Climate Change Adaptation Project

    Representatives from government ministries, NGOs, donor agencies and development partners met today to exchange ideas and expertise at an inception workshop for the new project Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Local Government Systems to Climate Risk (SSRI). The day-long event was co-hosted by UNDP and the Ministry of State Administration (MSoA) which is spearheading collaborative effort.

  • 04 Nov 2013
    Peacebuilding Collaboration Strengthens Links between Justice, Police and Social Solidarity

    Timor-Leste has enjoyed the longest period of peace and stability since the security breakdown in 2006. However peace cannot be taken for granted. It is recognized that countries only recover from conflict if they can create a window of time where they are free from further conflict. While there are clear indications of progress and an accepted level of stability, the drivers of certain conflicts are still to be resolved to prevent a resurgence of instability in the country.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    UNDP Report Looks at Barriers to Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence

    An estimated 30-50 percent of Timorese women continue to suffer abuse from their partners at some point in their relationship. This is in spite of the country’s Law Against Domestic Violence (LADV), promulgated by the Government in 2010, that defines it a public crime which requires the state to respond whether a victim files a criminal complaint or not.

  • 23 Oct 2013
    UNDP Leads Multilateral Organizations in Global Aid Transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Provedor for Human Rights and Justice Presents Eight Years of Progress in Timor-Leste

    In a clear recognition of the importance of its impact on human rights in Timor-Leste, Dr. Sebastiao Dias Ximenes, the Provedor for Human Rights and Justice, presented the Parliament today with a detailed report on the institution’s activities and achievements since its establishment in 2006. It was the first time in the national human rights institution’s eight year history that the National Parliament had requested such a report before the Plenary.

  • 10 Oct 2013
    Helen Clark: Timor-Leste a Lesson in Transition from Conflict to Development

    Following the referendum on independence in 1999, five United Nations peacekeeping and political missions, and UN agencies, funds, and programmes across the UN Development Group have supported Timor-Leste’s emergence from conflict onto the pathway to peace and sustainable human development.

  • 09 Oct 2013
    Parliament Staff Strengthen Budget Oversight Skills

    Dili - Fifteen staff members of the National Parliament completed a three-day intensive budget training designed to enhance their capacity to exercise oversight of the government’s budgeting process before the Members of Parliament start discussion on the 2014 budget.

  • 04 Oct 2013
    Training of Trainers: MSS and UNDP Workshop on Building Disaster-Resilient Homes

    Constructing disaster-resilient homes protects communities from the destructive forces of the climate-induced disasters often experienced throughout Timor-Leste.

  • 03 Oct 2013
    Archival Training Will Help Preserve the Work of the Parliament and History of the Country

    Three Parliament staff members recently completed training on modern archiving methods in an important effort to preserve for all time the past, current and future work of the National Parliament