Timor-Leste

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.

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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