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Press releases

  • United Nations holds first business forum on Sustainable Goals in Asia
  • Launch of the Solar Panel System at the UN House in Dili
    Oct 28, 2016

    The new solar energy system at the UN House in Caicoli, Dili, will be launched at ceremony on Monday 24 October at 4.00pm. The system is one of the largest of its kind in Timor-Leste, and will support the UN House with clean and renewable energy in the years to come. Government representatives, heads of UN Agencies and representatives from the diplomatic corps will be present at the ceremony.

  • UNDP Opens SDG Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok
    Oct 21, 2016

    Bangkok, 24 October 2016 – More than 150 delegates and development experts from 36 countries in Asia and the Pacific convened today in Bangkok to share expertise and ideas on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national plans and budgets.

  • The ‘Time Has Come’ to Reduce Stigma in Health Care Settings
    Oct 10, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Human Rights Adviser’s Unit and WHO worked together with the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Health (INS) to host a five day national training of 33 health care workers, civil society members and Timor-Leste’s National Human Rights Institution, Provedoria dos Direitos Humanos e Justiça, to reduce stigma and discrimination of men who have sex with men and transgender people. The training was held at the INS from 19-23 September 2016.

  • Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at world’s first women’s amateur soccer World Cup
    Sep 19, 2016

    Globally acclaimed Danish actor and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme by refereeing the world’s first amateur women’s World Cup soccer tournament in New York.

  • SGP Timor-Leste launches its OP6 Strategy
    Sep 14, 2016

    The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grant Programme (SGP) has started working in Timor-Leste with its fifth operational phase (OP5) since 2012 and it has been implemented for over 4 years in this new country.

  • UNDP and the Government of Japan Sign New Programme for Electoral Assistance
    Aug 12, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan is signing a cost-sharing agreement to formalize funding support of over US$3.8 million (JPY 388,000,000) for an umbrella programme on “Electoral Assistance for Social Inclusion, Multi-Tier Governance, and Strengthening of Rule of Law in Timor-Leste 2016-2018.”

  • UNDP and Global Initiatives to co-organise Responsible Business Forum on
    Jul 18, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organisers for the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.

  • UNDP and the Government of Timor-Leste present key results on social cohesion and rule of law programmes
    Jun 26, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Timor-Leste presented the key results of Japan’s funded programme for justice, peace and rule of law programmes.

  • Press Release
    May 7, 2016

    This 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 a peaceful and inclusive world.