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  • 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.

  • 06 Feb 2014
    RDTL and UNDP present proposed New Country Programme to stakeholders

    Stakeholders from all areas of government and the development community gathered to review and assess the accomplishments, progress and lessons learned from the previous Country Programme (2009-2013) and achieve consensus on the key issues, programme areas and cooperation strategies for the new programme.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    The richest one percent of the world population owns about 40 percent of the world’s assets, while the bottom half owns no more than one percent. The report Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries shows that if left unchecked, inequality can undermine the very foundations of development and social and domestic peace.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    Progress and Challenges in the Fight to Stop Violence Against Women in Timor-Leste

    Every year, up to 60 percent of women around the world experience some form of physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime.

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Philippines: UNDP gives US$ 5 million to help kick start Haiyan debris removal

    As the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged US$ 5 million to help kick start the removal of some of the millions of tonnes of debris left over from the storm.

  • 13 Nov 2013
    MSoA and UNDP Host Inception Workshop on New Climate Change Adaptation Project

    Representatives from government ministries, NGOs, donor agencies and development partners met today to exchange ideas and expertise at an inception workshop for the new project Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Local Government Systems to Climate Risk (SSRI). The day-long event was co-hosted by UNDP and the Ministry of State Administration (MSoA) which is spearheading collaborative effort.

  • 04 Nov 2013
    Peacebuilding Collaboration Strengthens Links between Justice, Police and Social Solidarity

    Timor-Leste has enjoyed the longest period of peace and stability since the security breakdown in 2006. However peace cannot be taken for granted. It is recognized that countries only recover from conflict if they can create a window of time where they are free from further conflict. While there are clear indications of progress and an accepted level of stability, the drivers of certain conflicts are still to be resolved to prevent a resurgence of instability in the country.

  • 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.

  • 23 Oct 2013
    UNDP Leads Multilateral Organizations in Global Aid Transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 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.

  • 26 Sep 2013
    Training of Trainers Workshop Teaches MSS Staff About “Do No Harm” Conflict Sensitivity

    The Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS) today concluded a Training of Trainers workshop for MSS staff on the Do No Harm (DnH) Framework for conflict-sensitive project management.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    MoSA, UNDP and UNCDF Partner to Strengthen Rural Infrastructure and Local Government to Address Climate Risk

    The Ministry of State Administration (MoSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement to work together on a new initiative that will improve the resilience of local infrastructure against climate change and variability

  • 19 Sep 2013
    UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • 17 Sep 2013
    UN Secretary General Highlights Education on International Day of Peace

    The International Day of Peace is a time for reflection – a day when we reiterate our belief in non-violence and call for a global ceasefire.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    “Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia

    New York, 3 September, 2013- Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 3 September 2013.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Climate change report identifies Timor-Leste’s environmental challenges and opportunities

    Climate change poses a severe threat to future growth and development in Timor-Leste and will require targeted mitigation and adaptive measures at the national and local levels to protect the country’s economy, infrastructure and overall progress. This according to the final draft of the Initial National Communication on Climate Change or INC, the first in a series reports that will serve to develop a long-term Strategy and Action Plan to assess and mitigate the impact of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and address climate-related vulnerabilities.

  • 26 Jul 2013
    MSS Leaders return from study tour of Nepal

    Dili - Leaders from the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS) returned on Monday 5 August from Nepal where they had been learning firsthand about that country’s peace-building and social cohesion practices. The week-long study tour provided both of the post-conflict countries with a rare opportunity to share the challenges, opportunities and best practices each has experienced in peace-building and state-building.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    UNDP appalled by cowardly attack on UN compound in Mogadishu

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has strongly condemned the attack today on the UN Common Compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, where UNDP personnel were among the casualties.

  • 11 Jun 2013
    UNDP, UNFPA and PDHJ to Hold Training on the Challenges of HIV and AIDS in Timor-Leste

    The UNDP, UNFPA and the Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ) will host a training programme on HIV and AIDS in Timor-Leste and the potential human rights issues that can impact those living with the diseases.