• Mateus Salvador: “Now, we are not worry anymore about floods…” Mateus Salvador: “Now, we are not worry anymore about floods…”“In 2008, there was flooding. It washed away our stuff such as corn, cassava including our pets. Our houses were almost carried away by floods.” said Manuel Soares (45), a father of three kids who live in Lisadilla village.

  • SATA Moris (SMS AlerTa Asegura Moris/SMS Alerts for Securing Life) with Frontline SMS2016Feb 5, 2016SATA Moris (SMS AlerTa Asegura Moris/SMS Alerts for Securing Life) with Frontline SMS2016In the midst of natural disaster, prompt information sharing and warning can save many lives. As Timor-Leste is subjected to unpredictable extreme weather events and the associated natural disasters and climate induced risks, an Early Warning System (EWS) using Frontline SMS was established to help the community and the National Disaster Operation Center (NDOC) to get and/or receive real time data related to disaster. Thus, helps the government to better plan and response to disaster events.

  • StatementStatementThis International Women’s Day, the world stands well positioned to move forward on gender equality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly last year, asserts that gender equality is not only as a human right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful and inclusive world. Gender equality is the sole focus of one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, and is also integrated in the other goals, reflecting the growing consensus that gender equality is not just a worthy goal in its own right, but also a driver of progress across all development goals. By closing gender gaps in labor markets, education, health, and other areas, we can reduce poverty and hunger, improve the nutrition and education of children, and drive inclusive growth. It’s not a choice, but an imperative: failing to address gender inequalities and discrimination against women will make it impossible to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This is why we must heed the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day: Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality. Getting to Planet 50-50 requires realizing the foundation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is to "leave no one behind.” Women and girls must not be left behind when it comes to education, decent work, equitable wages, and decision-making at all levels of government. They must not be left behind when it comes to legal rights and access to services - including to safe water and sanitation, and to protection from gender-based violence. Next week, the 60th Commission on the Status of Women will convene in New York. Its discussions will focus on women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development. With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the roadmap for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is clear. Let’s mark this International Women’s Day by stepping up our commitment to make sustainable development a reality and leave no woman or girl behind.

  • UNDP, MSA and MCIE commissioned rural water supply project in Suco Ossoala as part of climate resilient small scale rural infrastructure project in Timor-LesteFeb 22, 2016UNDP, MSA and MCIE commissioned rural water supply project in Suco Ossoala as part of climate resilient small scale rural infrastructure project in Timor-LesteUNDP in partnership with the Ministry of State Administration and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment, officially commissioned one of several projects that were implemented in 2015 by the SSRI project through PDIM (Integrated Municipality Development Planning previously PDID) framework supporting local communities to construct more sustainable and climate resilient rural infrastructure.

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