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  • Social Business Camp: Designing solutions for Social Impact
    Dec 1, 2016

    Dili, 16-18 November, 2016 – The United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) in partnership with the Office of the Prime Minister organised a three-day Social Business Camp for Timorese youth. The aim is to encourage and equip participants with skills and confidence to start their own business.

  • United Nations holds first business forum on Sustainable Goals in Asia
  • Launch of the Solar Panel System at the UN House in Dili
    Oct 28, 2016

    The new solar energy system at the UN House in Caicoli, Dili, will be launched at ceremony on Monday 24 October at 4.00pm. The system is one of the largest of its kind in Timor-Leste, and will support the UN House with clean and renewable energy in the years to come. Government representatives, heads of UN Agencies and representatives from the diplomatic corps will be present at the ceremony.

  • UNDP Opens SDG Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok
    Oct 21, 2016

    Bangkok, 24 October 2016 – More than 150 delegates and development experts from 36 countries in Asia and the Pacific convened today in Bangkok to share expertise and ideas on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national plans and budgets.

  • The ‘Time Has Come’ to Reduce Stigma in Health Care Settings
    Oct 10, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Human Rights Adviser’s Unit and WHO worked together with the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Health (INS) to host a five day national training of 33 health care workers, civil society members and Timor-Leste’s National Human Rights Institution, Provedoria dos Direitos Humanos e Justiça, to reduce stigma and discrimination of men who have sex with men and transgender people. The training was held at the INS from 19-23 September 2016.

  • Timor-Leste forms first coffee industry association
    Oct 3, 2016

    Key stakeholders representing all segments of Timor-Leste’s coffee industry have come together to form the first professional coffee trade association in the producing origin’s two hundred-year history. The Timor-Leste Coffee Association (Assosiasaun Café Timor-Leste – ACTL – in Tetun) will be formally registered this year with the vision of becoming a voluntary association of members, working together for the Timor-Leste coffee industry in order to increase the volume, and improve the value of coffees sold for export and domestic consumption.

  • Call for Technical Background Papers for Timor-Leste’s 4th National Human Development Report
    Sep 1, 2016

    The Timor-Leste National Human Development Report (NHDR) project is looking for highly qualified and experienced authors to write a series of four Technical Background Papers which are expected to contribute to the Chapters of the National Report.

  • MoU Signing Ceremony for Partnership on Students Empowerment for Sustainable Development between UNDP and UNTL
    Aug 31, 2016

    Speech by Mr. Knut Ostby, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony at the Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL)

  • “My View on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” Student Photo Contest
    Aug 31, 2016

    The contest’s theme is to encourage students to “reflect on the Sustainable Development Goals, communicate their feelings in a photograph and share it with many other people.”

  • 2016 Youth Wellbeing Survey has advanced to the final stage
    Aug 24, 2016

    Timor-Leste’s National Directorate of Statistics has been undertaking the 2016 Youth Wellbeing Survey within the National Human Development Report Project in the past few weeks.