Timor-Leste

Better trained, educated youth are key to development across Timor-Leste: UNDP

With nearly three-quarters of Timor-Leste’s population under 35-years-old, young people need better education, skills and training to boost development across the Southeast Asian nation.

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Sea boundaries treaty by Australia and Timor-Leste ‘example to follow’ – UN chief

Australia and Timor-Leste on Tuesday signed a bilateral maritime boundaries treaty, which United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres hailed as a ground-breaking event that could inspire other countries to peacefully settle disputes through mediation.

Timor-Leste is vivid example of what UN can do in peacebuilding, Assembly debate told

Timor-Leste, a country which the United Nations shepherded to independence from Indonesia 15 years ago, stands as a shining example of what the world Organization can achieve in establishing peace and stability, the country’s president told the General Assembly today.

FEATURE: Drawing down – the end of a UN peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste

It was September of 1999 and Timor-Leste was convulsing through its latest spasm of violence.

UN mission in Timor-Leste draws to a close

After six years in the country, the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) concluded its mandate on Monday, 31 December.

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UN peacekeeping mission ends operations as Timor-Leste continues on path to ‘brighter’ future

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste today ended its operations, in line with the expiration of its mandate and amidst significant progress made in establishing peace and security in the country.

Exhibition documents ‘Momentum’ between UN and Timor-Leste

The UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) completes its mandate at the end of this month, after six years of service in the country.

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Timor-Leste: Security Council commends country’s progress towards democracy

As the United Nations winds down its peacekeeping operation in Timor-Leste, the Security Council today applauded the “remarkable achievements” made by the small south-east Asian country as it transitioned over the past decade from a colonial enclave to an independent and democratic State.

UN to stay engaged in Timor-Leste after peacekeeping mission ends, says senior official

The United Nations and the broader international community will remain engaged in Timor-Leste beyond December, when the world body’s peacekeeping mission withdraws from the country, a top UN official told the Security Council today.

Timor-Leste: Security Council praises country’s progress, reaffirms continued UN support

On an official visit to the Timor-Leste this week, members of the Security Council praised the “historic milestones” achieved by the southeast Asian nation since it restored independence in 2002, and reiterated the support of the United Nations as the country faces new challenges.