Four UN agencies: UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and IOM will collaborate in a four-year project to enhance efforts to ensure that all women and girls in Timor-Leste can enjoy their right to live free from gender-based violence, and access quality essential services. The project has been made possible by $7.7 million in funding from the Government of Korea, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and United Nations.
Large sectors of Timor-Leste’s population have seen significant declines in income since the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in April 2020, according to a United Nations Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) launched today.
Timor-Leste has among the world’s highest percentages of youth population, with almost 75% per cent of the Timorese population under 35 years old. By making demographic and socio-economic data accessible to decision-makers, the Municipal Portal can assist youth representation in national development processes, and strengthen the implementation of inclusive and effective policies at the local level.
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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1.2 million

Population

41.8

Poverty rate

$5,371

Per Capita Income

133 (rank)

Human Dev. Index

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