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  • 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

  • 01 Oct 2013
    Government Leaders and UNDP Discuss New Programme to Strengthen Justice System

    Leaders of Timor-Leste’s justice institutions met with leaders of UNDP’s Justice System Programme (JSP) today to discuss the new framework for future UNDP assistance in strengthening the country’s justice system

  • 26 Sep 2013
    “Relations between Timor-Leste and the United Nations will continue to strengthen” President

    In his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly Taur Matan Ruak, President of the Republic, praised the “remarkable successes” of the decades-long partnership between Timor-Leste and the UN

  • 19 Sep 2013
    Community Resilience to Climate Induced Disasters is the Focus of New Disaster Risk Management Project

    Representatives from government ministries, NGOs, donor agencies and development partners met today to exchange ideas and expertise at an inception workshop for the new project, Strengthening Community Resilience to Climate-Induced Natural Disasters Along the Dili-Ainaro Road

  • 31 Jul 2013
    Court of Appeal to Provide Targeted Training for Administrative Staff

    Timor-Leste’s Courts have launched the first systematized training program specifically designed for court staff. This major new training initiative, supported by system-wide procedural improvements, will involve all administrative staff and is based on a comprehensive needs assessment designed to ensure consistent implementation across all judicial districts.

  • 12 Jul 2013
    President of the Republic greets United Nations Resident Coordinator at the Presidential Palace

    Mr. Knut Ostby met today with H.E. Mr. Taur Matan Ruak, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, as the new Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and Resident Representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Timor-Leste.

  • 11 Jun 2013
    UNV Empowers Students to help Timor-Leste achieve MDGs

    To kick-off this year’s effort, UN Volunteers sponsored a one-day briefing for the students of Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL) to enhance their ability to engage rural communities, especially youth, during their field work in the districts and empower them to solve their challenges.