Articles
  • The Council of Ministers Analyzed the Dili-Ainaro Development Corridor ProjectJul 8, 2014the 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.

  • Increased access to financial sector, increased economic growthMay 9, 2014In 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.

  • Decree Law for Administrative Pre-Deconcentration Structure Socialized in Covalima DistrictMar 28, 2014In 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.

  • Young women encouraged to join national police of Timor-LesteMar 3, 2014The 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.

  • UNDP and Australia partner to strengthen coordination and cooperation in the Justice SystemFeb 10, 2014Dili – 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).

  • Training of Trainers: MSS and UNDP Workshop on Building Disaster-Resilient HomesOct 4, 2013Constructing disaster-resilient homes protects communities from the destructive forces of the climate-induced disasters often experienced throughout Timor-Leste.

  • Archival Training Will Help Preserve the Work of the Parliament and History of the Country Oct 3, 2013Three 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

  • Government Leaders and UNDP Discuss New Programme to Strengthen Justice SystemOct 1, 2013Leaders 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

  • Community Resilience to Climate Induced Disasters is the Focus of New Disaster Risk Management ProjectSep 19, 2013Representatives 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

  • Court of Appeal to Provide Targeted Training for Administrative StaffJul 31, 2013Timor-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.