Timor-Leste

News in Brief 5 April 2021

  • Timor Leste: UN agencies support response to fatal floods 
  • Abducted women and children reunited with families 
  • US lifts sanctions against ICC officials 
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UN steps up response, as thousands impacted by Timor-Leste floods

United Nations agencies in Timor-Leste are supporting response efforts, as floods and landslides left widespread damage across the country, including in the capital, Dili.  

Through solidarity, humanity will overcome COVID-19 pandemic: Timor-Leste President

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of achieving a sustainable future for all people and the planet, the President of Timor-Leste said in his speech to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday. 

Friday's Daily Brief: Refugee children missing out on school, Ebola in Uganda, Fresh violence in Yemen, 20 years of Timor-Leste independence, Enforced disappearances

A recap of Friday's stories: Over half of refugee children missing an education; new Ebola case in Uganda; funding gap in Yemen leaves many at risk; Timor-Leste marks 20th anniversary of independence, enforced disappearances spread terror

News in Brief 30 August 2019

  • More than half of world’s refugee children ‘do not get an education’, warns UNHCR
  • WHO confirms new Ebola case in Uganda
  • Guterres hails Timor-Leste on the 20th anniversary of 1999 ‘independence’ poll
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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste

A new generation of green infrastructure which boosts the local economy, ensures water supplies and protects the environment is being built in Timor-Leste thanks to the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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.