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  • UNDP Goodwill Ambassador HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway to Visit Timor-LesteFeb 1, 2015Dili – HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will visit Timor-Leste on the 5rd to 7th February 2015 on his capacity as UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador for MDG.

  • UNDP Innovation Summit: Updating Development in Asia-PacificOct 30, 2014The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off today a two-day interactive conference on innovative thinking. Its objective is to explore how innovation can help address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.

  • MSS and UNDP partnership to strengthen infrastructure against natural disaster along Dili-to-Ainaro CorridorOct 10, 2014The Ministry of Social Solidarity and the United Nations Development Programme today, signed a new partnership agreement designed to protect critical infrastructure along the Dili-to-Ainaro Development Corridor from climate-induced natural disaster.

  • MCIE and UNDP partnership to focus on improving business development environmentAug 22, 2014The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment (MCIE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement that will provide US$140,000 of Government funding to UNDP for support of the country’s efforts to build an enabling environment for business development.

  • Groundbreaking ZEESM/UNDP Partnership Supports Oe-Cusse Economic ZoneJul 10, 2014The Oe-Cusse Regional Administration and Special Zone for Social Market Economy (ZEESM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today presented their groundbreaking partnership to support the Government of Timor-Leste establish and operationalize the ZEESM Special Economic Zone.

  • UNDP Assistant Administrator Haoliang Xu Returns to Timor-LesteJul 8, 2014Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific for the United Nations Development Programme, will visit Timor-Leste from 8 to 12 July, 2014. This will be his first visit to Timor-Leste since he served as UNDP’s Country Manager and Senior Deputy Resident Representative from 2002-2004.

  • New GoTL, UNDP and UNCDF programme focuses on decentralization and local development for poverty reductionJun 17, 2014The Government of Timor-Leste, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today endorsed a new programme of cooperation which is designed to contribute towards poverty reduction and local development. Known as the Sub-National Governance and Development Programme (2014-2018) (SNGDP) the programme will strengthen institutions for decentralised governance, improve participation, and enhance local capacities to deliver services, particularly to the most vulnerable groups in poor communities.

  • GoTL, UNTL and UNDP Launch New Center for Climate Change and BiodiversityMay 22, 2014The Center is among the many initiatives undertaken by the Government of Timor-Leste to address climate change related risks and secure the country’s development gains. Its mission is to provide policy makers, natural resource managers, and development practitioners with the tools and information needed to develop and implement management strategies that address the impact of climate variability and change on all aspects of socio-economic development and to contain rising greenhouse gases (GHG).

  • GoTL and UNDP Sign Cost-Sharing Agreement to Support for DeconcentrationMar 14, 2014Dili, 14 March, 2014 – The Government of Timor-Leste and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement that will provide Government funding to UNDP for support of the country’s Administrative Pre-Deconcentration. The US$750,000 cost-sharing agreement increases resources available to support UNDP’s existing and planned work in strengthening sub-national governance and follows the promulgation of Decree Law No. 4/2014 mandating the establishment of a strong, democratic, and efficient local governance system.

  • RDTL and UNDP Present Proposed New Country Programme to StakeholdersFeb 6, 2014Stakeholders from all areas of government and the development community gathered to review and assess the accomplishments, progress and lessons learned from the previous Country Programme (2009-2013) and achieve consensus on the key issues, programme areas and cooperation strategies for the new programme.