Ministry of Finance Director-General for Management and Mobilization of External Resources Mr. Antonio Freitas and of UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Munkhtuya Altangerel today signed a Government Financing Agreement for the Supporting Flood Response and Recovery Project. The Project is co-funded by the Asian Development Bank (US$1 million through the Government of Timor-Leste) and UNDP (US$ 300,000).
World Press Freedom Day celebrates the important role played by journalists in democratic societies and is a reminder to governments across the globe of the need to promote access to quality information as a basic human right.
Dili looked sunny and brighter on the morning I drove around to see the impact of floods caused by the torrential rain that happened during Easter week. Some major roads that were flooded had already been cleaned from debris allowing me to travel to some of our most visited tourist destinations in Dili.
Crises such as pandemics and natural disasters can greatly increase communal and familial stress and tension. The emotional and social repercussions of these pressures can worsen the situation of people at risk of gender-based violence (GBV) and abuse. 



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