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  • Haoliang Xu: Speech on "The Changing Role of UNDP in Asia-Pacific" at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
    Feb 16, 2017

    Ladies and gentlemen, Dear colleagues, Thank you all for coming here today. It is great to be back at SIPA, my alma mater. Thank you to Professor Stephen Noerper for organizing this lecture.

  • Timor-Leste Launched its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), a National Plan to Combat Climate Change
    Jan 24, 2017

    In accordance with paragraph 13 of the Paris Agreement (Decision 1/CP.21) which invites all Parties that have not yet submitted their INDCs to submit it to the UNFCCC secretariat before COP22, the Government of Timor-Leste hereby has finalized and approved it’s INDC prior to the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marakesh, Morocco in November 2016.

  • Improved Cookstoves (ICS) Sharing and Learning Workshop
    Jan 13, 2017

    On 12 January, ‘Improved Cookstoves (ICS) Sharing and Learning Workshop’ funded by UNDP was held at Fundasaun Oriente in Dili. The workshop was organized by Mercy Corps, implementing partner of UNDP-GEF supported Biomass Project.

  • Community Based Coastal/Mangrove Ecosystem restoration
    Dec 27, 2016

    The Building Shoreline Resilience of Timor-Leste to Protect Local Communities and Their Livelihoods (Coastal Resilience) project is designed to strengthen resilience of coastal communities through the introduction of nature-based restoration approaches to coastal ecosystem, mainly mangroves.

  • UNDP and the Republic of Korea launch new cooperation on Electoral and Legal Assistance
    Dec 5, 2016

    Dili, 5 December 2016, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Republic of Korea is launching a new programme of electoral and legal assistance of over US$3 million on “Electoral and Legal Assistance for Social Inclusion focusing on Youth and Women in Timor-Leste 2016-2018.”

  • 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.