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  • 02 Aug 2014
    Legal Training Centre Hosts Debate on Professional Ethics

    Magistrates, public defenders and other legal professionals participated in a seminar on ethics and deontology in the judicial professions, organized by the Legal Training Centre (LTC). Focused specifically on the concerns particular to Judges and Prosecutors, the event held on 1st August was the first of a series of discussions on judicial ethics planned by the LTC for the upcoming months.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    New GoTL, UNDP and UNCDF programme focuses on decentralization and local development for poverty reduction

    The Government of Timor-Leste, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today endorsed a new programme of cooperation which is designed to contribute towards poverty reduction and local development. Known as the Sub-National Governance and Development Programme (2014-2018) (SNGDP) the programme will strengthen institutions for decentralised governance, improve participation, and enhance local capacities to deliver services, particularly to the most vulnerable groups in poor communities.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Decree Law for Administrative Pre-Deconcentration Structure Socialized in Covalima District

    In front of an audience of 55 leaders from the Covalima district, the Secretary of State for Administrative Decentralization (SEDA) and the Secretary of State for Institutional Strengthening (SEFI) joined together to socialize Decree Law No. 4/2014, the Organic Statute of Administrative Pre-Deconcentration Structure and training policy for leaders of the Pre-Deconcentration Structure.

  • 14 Mar 2014
    GoTL and UNDP Sign Cost-Sharing Agreement to Support for Deconcentration

    Dili, 14 March, 2014 – The Government of Timor-Leste and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement that will provide Government funding to UNDP for support of the country’s Administrative Pre-Deconcentration. The US$750,000 cost-sharing agreement increases resources available to support UNDP’s existing and planned work in strengthening sub-national governance and follows the promulgation of Decree Law No. 4/2014 mandating the establishment of a strong, democratic, and efficient local governance system.

  • 03 Mar 2014
    Young women encouraged to join national police of Timor-Leste

    The National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) are increasing their efforts to recruit more women to the force. Supported by UNDP, the first campaign specifically targeting young women will run for the entire month of March. Comprised of two TV commercials, two radio commercials and one eight-minute video, the campaign will be broadcast daily on Timor’s national broadcaster, RTTL.

  • 10 Feb 2014
    UNDP and Australia partner to strengthen coordination in the Justice System

    Dili – UNDP and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) have signed an agreement in support of UNDP’s long-running programme focused on strengthening the Timor-Leste’s Justice System. Under the agreement, signed 10 February, 2014 DFAT allocates US$608,702 towards UNDP’s “Consolidating the Democratic Rule of Law and Peace through a strong Justice System in Timor-Leste”, more widely known as the Justice System Programme (JSP).

  • 07 Jan 2014
    Parliament Unveils New Bilingual Portal

    "Through the portal, we want to share with everyone, whether they are in the country or whether they are in the world outside, the work that daily members produce in this house of democracy and make it even more next (sic) of citizens,” said Sr Guterres in his opening remarks.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    UNDP Report Looks at Barriers to Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence

    An estimated 30-50 percent of Timorese women continue to suffer abuse from their partners at some point in their relationship. This is in spite of the country’s Law Against Domestic Violence (LADV), promulgated by the Government in 2010, that defines it a public crime which requires the state to respond whether a victim files a criminal complaint or not.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Provedor for Human Rights and Justice Presents Eight Years of Progress in Timor-Leste

    In a clear recognition of the importance of its impact on human rights in Timor-Leste, Dr. Sebastiao Dias Ximenes, the Provedor for Human Rights and Justice, presented the Parliament today with a detailed report on the institution’s activities and achievements since its establishment in 2006. It was the first time in the national human rights institution’s eight year history that the National Parliament had requested such a report before the Plenary.

  • 09 Oct 2013
    Parliament Staff Strengthen Budget Oversight Skills

    Dili - Fifteen staff members of the National Parliament completed a three-day intensive budget training designed to enhance their capacity to exercise oversight of the government’s budgeting process before the Members of Parliament start discussion on the 2014 budget.

  • 03 Oct 2013
    Archival Training Will Help Preserve the Work of the Parliament and History of the Country

    Three Parliament staff members recently completed training on modern archiving methods in an important effort to preserve for all time the past, current and future work of the National Parliament

  • 01 Oct 2013
    Government Leaders and UNDP Discuss New Programme to Strengthen Justice System

    Leaders of Timor-Leste’s justice institutions met with leaders of UNDP’s Justice System Programme (JSP) today to discuss the new framework for future UNDP assistance in strengthening the country’s justice system

  • 26 Apr 2013
    Revised Version of Land Law Package to Be Presented Following Nationwide Consultation

    The final version of the revised land law package will be presented to the public prior to being sent to the Council of Ministers for debate.

  • 16 Apr 2013
    Parliamentary Training Programme – Economics, Public Finance and Budget Management

    João Rui Amaral, Secretary General of the National Parliament, today conferred Certificates of Merit on 21 members of the Secretariat staff that successfully completed the Parliamentary Training Programme on Economics, Public Finance and Budget Management.

  • 01 Mar 2013
    Parliamentary training on economics, public finance and budget management

    The Secretary General of the National Parliament will today inaugurate a training programme designed to strengthen the capacity and knowledge of Members of Parliament and Secretariat staff in the areas of economics, public finance and budget management.

  • 01 Feb 2013
    National institutions to take over mobile justice

    Mobile justice sessions in 2013 will become a project of national justice institutions, following a handover ceremony held late last year.

  • 30 Jan 2013
    GOPAC Timor-Leste attends international GOPAC conference

    Members of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) from Timor-Leste are taking part in the fifth international GOPAC conference being held in Manila, the Philippines from 30 January to 2 February 2013.

  • 30 Nov 2012
    Portugal pledges US$1.17 million for justice programme

    Justice institutions in Timor-Leste will be further strengthened with a contribution of US$1.17 million (€900 000) from the Government of Portugal.

  • 23 Oct 2012
    Norway gives US$1.2 million for local government and decentralization

    A programme supporting the development of an accountable and effective local government system will be strengthened with a US$ 1.2 million grant from the Government of Norway.

  • 28 Sep 2012
    Financial and budget training for Parliament members

    Parliamentarians received training last week to boost their skills in analysing public finances and budget procedures.