Parliamentary Staff Complete Protocol Training

Dili – Staff members of the National Parliament recently completed a Parliamentary Protocol training designed to provide them with the techniques needed to plan and organize parliamentary events. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e).

Ten staff from the Public Relations and Protocol Department attended the training, which touched on a wide-range of issues related to Parliamentary protocol. Participants learned about the history and theory behind modern protocol procedures and the formalities involved in organizing parliamentary events such as ceremonies, banquets and parades. The training was presented as part of UNDP’s multi-year project Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the National Parliament of Timor-Leste, funded by the European Union.

Highlights

  • Ten staff from the Public Relations and Protocol Department attended the training, which touched on a wide-range of issues related to Parliamentary protocol
  • “We have learned basic concepts about solemn sessions as well as the practical aspects, for example, of how the invitations are prepared for specific events,’’ said Ms. Guilhermina Barbosa, Head of Public Relations and Protocol Department.
  • A second Parliamentary Protocol training is scheduled for December and will focus on techniques for organizing bi-lateral and multi-lateral meetings.

“We have learned basic concepts about solemn sessions as well as the practical aspects, for example, of how the invitations are prepared for specific events,’’ said Ms. Guilhermina Barbosa, Head of Public Relations and Protocol Department. “It is really beneficial for us to prepare for organizing solemn sessions.’’

A second Parliamentary Protocol training is scheduled for December and will focus on techniques for organizing bi-lateral and multi-lateral meetings. Such events include the arrival and departure of foreign delegations and official receptions and banquets. The training will also touch on how security services and the Parliament communicate with one another in a multilateral setting and on the law of precedence that influences solemn sessions and national events.

For more information about the training, please contact Cesar Dias Quintas, Project Manager at cesar.quintas@undp.org.

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