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Timor-Leste became the 191st member of the United Nations in September 2002, thereby accepting the values and principles of the organization. The Office of the United Nations in Timor-Leste was established in 2005. Since then, the country has been home to UN agencies, funds, and programmes that work as a team to respond to national development needs and improve the economic and social conditions of people in Timor-Leste. 

The resident UN agenccies form the UN Country Team (UNCT), which is led by the UN Resident Coordinator 

UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in Timor-Leste

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2015-2019 provides a framework for a strong and fruitful partnership between the UN System and Timor-Leste over this five year period. The partnership outlined in this UNDAF is particularly significant as for the first time since the Restoration of Independence of Timor-Leste in 2002, the UN System will focus solely on sustainable development, with the Government fully in charge of its country’s development without the presence of a UN peacekeeping or political mission.

As the country moves forward on its development path, away from a post-conflict setting, the UN System has also adapted its presence and mandate to better meet the needs and priorities of Timor-Leste at this juncture in the country’s development.

The UNDAF builds on the extensive research and analysis conducted by the Government and its development partners to support the development vision outlined in the Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030. While great progress has been reached in all development areas, much work remains to be done to meet the aspirations of the Timorese people to create a prosperous, strong and inclusive nation. 

UN agencies in Timor-Leste

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