In preparation for upcoming elections to East Timor's Constituent Assembly, the United Nations Transitional Administration in the territory (UNTAET) began today a programme designed to bring more women into the political process.
The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) today announced that 77 more police cadets have graduated from the Timor Lorosa'e police academy in Dili -- bringing the total number of officers performing in the territory to 706.
The top United Nations refugee official heads this weekend to Afghanistan, a country devastated by an active conflict, massive displacement of population, major human rights abuses, drought, a looming famine and an economy in shambles.
In light of the "appalling and deteriorating" humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council this afternoon expressed shock at the expected resumption of large-scale fighting there.
The National Council of East Timor today set up a 15-member panel that will help to gather input from civil society as part of an ongoing effort to establish a "truth commission" on human rights violations committed during the territory's 25-year struggle for independence.