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  • 16 Feb 2012
    Japan fuels voter education with 15 cars

    A fleet of 15 four-wheel drive vehicles, provided with a Japanese Government grant of US$1.66 million, has been handed over to the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE).

  • 06 Feb 2012
    Forum to champion economic development for all

    A forum on inclusive growth organized in support of the Government’s efforts to create an economy which will strengthen the benefits to society as a whole starts today in Dili.

  • 31 Jan 2012
    STAE officers receive BRIDGE certificates

    A group of electoral staff and prosecutors have boosted their skills in resolving electoral disputes, and their knowledge of electoral administration, thanks to a two-week Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) course.

  • 30 Jan 2012
    Training helps government to better manage conflict

    Staff from the National Directorate for Community Conflict Prevention are learning to record and analyse information, to help decision-makers manage and prevent conflict.

  • 23 Jan 2012
    First Timorese Judge Secretary sworn in

    Judge Jacinta Correia has become the first Timorese to hold the position of Judge Secretary of Timor-Leste’s Superior Council of the Judiciary (SCJ), following her swearing-in last week.

  • 06 Dec 2011
    Brazil to send more public defenders under extended agreement

    Public defenders, law lecturers, a judge, a prosecutor and support staff are among nine Brazilian justice sector professionals headed for Timor-Leste, under a joint UNDP-Government of Brazil agreement.

  • 29 Nov 2011
    Norway supports female voters, young voters and first-time voters

    A US$650,000 grant from Norway to UNDP, UNWomen and UNICEF will be used for programmes focusing on women’s political empowerment, enhancing youth and first-time voter participation, and promoting democratic principles through electoral management bodies.

  • 22 Nov 2011
    UN disaster chief commends efforts to tackle disasters

    Timor-Leste continues to invest in measures to minimise the effects of disasters, the UN’s top disaster risk reduction official said during a three-day visit to the country.

  • 13 Oct 2011
    Promoted judges in a class of their own

    Three Timorese judges have been promoted, including two promotions to the prestigious rank of Judge Counsellor.

  • 08 Sep 2011
    On the road to the 2012 polls

    A two-week professional development programme is teaching staff from the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration to be electoral facilitators, in preparation for the 2012 polls.

  • 21 Jul 2011
    EU and UNDP to support Parliamentary strengthening

    The European Union will contribute US$5.7 million (€4 million) to further strengthen the oversight and legislative mandates of the National Parliament.

  • 17 Jun 2011
    Eleven communities agree on peace deal

    People from eleven hamlets from Dili’s Bairo Pité and Comoro areas gathered today in Manleuana for a traditional tara-bandu peace ceremony.

  • 09 Jun 2011
    Self-help groups a lifeline for marginal families

    Since joining a self-help group, 41-year-old Maria Lafu from Oecusse, has been able to save some money and buy new household items and livestock.

  • 18 May 2011
    PM welcomes new judges, prosecutors and public defenders

    The ranks of Timor-Leste’s justice sector professionals swelled this month, with the appointment of 14 new judges, prosecutors and public defenders.

  • 13 Apr 2011
    Strengthening police discipline

    Timor-Leste continues to invest in measures to minimise the effects of disasters, the UN’s top disaster risk reduction official said during a three day visit to the country.

  • 04 Apr 2011
    Tackling threats to biodiversity

    A two-day workshop in Dili discusses a national strategy on biodiversity.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Local approach makes the difference in Manufahi

    A delegation today toured three local infrastructure projects in Same, Manufahi, which were implemented by the Timorese Government with the support of the UNCDF-UNDP Joint Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP).

  • 23 Mar 2011
    Justice begins 2011 outreach in Oecusse

    More than 250 local residents from Oesilo, in Oecusse, attended the Ministry of Justice’s first 2011 outreach meeting today.

  • 22 Feb 2011
    Youth centres, sports facility handed over to communities

    Two youth centres and a sports facility were handed back to communities today, under a UNDP project which is bringing facilities and infrastructure to areas which have experienced conflict.

  • 13 Jan 2011
    Addressing challenges of climate change

    An inception workshop of the Initial National Communication (INC) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held today in Dili.