Four UN agencies: UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and IOM through the generous funding of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Timor-Leste with the State Secretariat for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) launched today a four-year USD 7.7 million project titled “Together for Equality: Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Timor-Leste” to enhance efforts for all women and girls in Timor-Leste to enjoy their right to live free from gender-based violence, and access quality essential services.
To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has gone into isolation -- bringing major changes to our daily lives and a new appetite for digitalization. Mandated lockdowns and social distancing interventions have led us to dramatically increase the number of hours we spend in front of our screens to work and connect to our loved ones.
School inspectors in Timor-Leste's semi-autonomous region of Oé-Cusse will begin digitizing school data, after the UNDP handed over six mobile tablets to the Regional Secretary of Education and Social Solidarity (SRESS) on January 5, 2021.
Youth Co:Lab, jointly organized by the UNDP Accelerator Lab Timor-Leste and Recycling Promotion Pilot Project, facilitated a National Youth Forum on Friday. The forum took place at Novo Turismo and was attended by H.E. Mr. Domingos Lopes Antunes, Vice-minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Mr. Philip Hewitt, Ambassador of New Zealand in Timor-Leste, Ms. Lazima Onta Bhatta, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, representatives of development partners, and youth participants.

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