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  • 26 May 2015
    8 Motorbikes handed over to MSS’s District Focal Points to support conflict prevention activities

    As an extension of UNDP Timor-Leste’s continuous cooperation with the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS) to strive for the conflict prevention, UNDP Timor-Leste Resilience and Social Cohesion (TL-RSC) project with the support from the Government of Japan handed over eight Kawasaki KLX 150 motorbikes to the Department of Peace Building and Social Cohesion (DPBSC) focal points.

  • 25 May 2015
    Parliament and Journalists should work together to disseminate true, factual and credible information

    Journalists from various print and electronic media gathered in Tibar’s resort to attend a two day seminar “Parliament and Journalist” held on 14 – 15 May 2015.

  • 18 May 2015
    Saving Lives, One Training at a Time

    It’s late afternoon and after a long day, a mechanic is hunched underneath the hood of car at his workshop, trying to jump start a dead battery. Through the darkening light, he incorrectly connects the cable leads, causing a short circuit that leads to a small explosion of the battery. Tiny specs of battery acid hits his eyes. What happens in the next few seconds will determine if keeps, or loses, his sight.

  • 25 Mar 2015
    UNDP and Civil Society Work Together on Climate Change Adaptation

    Small and rural communities are likely to be the most severely affected by climate change impacts and yet are least equipped to cope with and adapt to it. Therefore, UNDP Timor-Leste is working with local NGOs to enhance the capacity of vulnerable rural communities to adapt to climate change impact through the Community-Based Adaptation Programme (CBA) funded by Australian AID.

  • 24 Sep 2014
    PM at the UN: “Climate change is about our security and our very survival.”

    Prime Minister Ray Kala Xanana Gusmão today, stressed the need for a global approach in addressing the impact of climate change to secure gains in international development

  • 02 Aug 2014
    Legal Training Centre Hosts Debate on Professional Ethics

    Magistrates, public defenders and other legal professionals participated in a seminar on ethics and deontology in the judicial professions, organized by the Legal Training Centre (LTC). Focused specifically on the concerns particular to Judges and Prosecutors, the event held on 1st August was the first of a series of discussions on judicial ethics planned by the LTC for the upcoming months.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    The Council of Ministers Analyzed the Dili-Ainaro Development Corridor Project

    the Council of Ministers analyzed the Dili-Ainaro Development Corridor (DARDC) project presented to them by the Ministry of Social Solidarity together with the Secretary of State for Public Works and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Timor-Leste. This was the first time UNDP has partnered with a government counterpart to present one of its programmes to the Council.

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Council of Minister Analyzes the Initial National Communication on Climate Change

  • 09 May 2014
    Increased Access to Financial Sector, Increased Economic Growth

    In an effort to spur equitable economic growth and prosperity for all people of the country, stakeholders from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment (MCEI), the Secretary of State for the Support and Promotion of the Private Sector (SEAPRI), the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Timor-Leste (BCTL), civil societies, the private sector, and development partners gathered today to discuss the current status of Timor-Leste’s financial services sector as well as opportunities to expand it the years ahead.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    Real Time Information for Disaster Risk Management from MSS

    To support the ability of government, ministries, civil social and the public’s ability to respond quickly and efficiently to possible disasters, the National Disaster Management Directorate (NDMD) of the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS), developed the National Information Portal (IP) for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Timor-Leste, www.drm.tl.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Decree Law for Administrative Pre-Deconcentration Structure Socialized in Covalima District

    In front of an audience of 55 leaders from the Covalima district, the Secretary of State for Administrative Decentralization (SEDA) and the Secretary of State for Institutional Strengthening (SEFI) joined together to socialize Decree Law No. 4/2014, the Organic Statute of Administrative Pre-Deconcentration Structure and training policy for leaders of the Pre-Deconcentration Structure.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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
    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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