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UN: Justice Still Out Of Reach For Millions Of Women

Monday, 28 November 2011, 12:45 pm | UNMIT

Flagship report from UN’s new organization for women recognizes progress, but calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world 24 November 2011, ... More >>

First visit to Timor-Leste by UN Special Rapporteur

Monday, 14 November 2011, 12:31 pm | UNMIT

GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda, will conduct an official mission to Timor-Leste from 13 to 18 November 2011 to collect first-hand information on the situation of people living ... More >>

PNTL, UNPOL and UNDP Joint Statement on Timorese Police

Friday, 14 October 2011, 11:19 am | UNMIT

12 October 2011, Dili – 160 national police officers from Timor-Leste’s justice section are learning how to work on internal disciplinary and misconduct issues within the national police force. When they complete the courses they will serve as discipline ... More >>

TimorLeste:Community leaders most trusted information source

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 10:28 am | UNMIT

A United Nations study shows that although access to radio, television and newspapers has increased throughout Timor-Leste, community leaders are still the most trusted source of public information. More >>

Timor-Leste: UN Did Not Import Ammunition in 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011, 9:46 am | UNMIT

UN peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste reconfirms it did not import two containers of ammunition in 2011 For immediate release Dili, 29 September 2011 – The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) today reconfirmed that it has not ... More >>

UNMIT Launches Ground-Breaking Report on Disabled Rights

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 9:34 am | UNMIT

Dili, 20 September 2011— The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) launched the first public report by a peace-keeping mission on the rights of persons with disabilities. The report covers Timor-Leste's achievements in fulfilling cultural ... More >>

Second Conference on the National Languages of Timor-Leste

Friday, 19 August 2011, 11:28 am | UNMIT

The Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO, together with the National Institute of Linguistics, Timor-Lorosa’e Nippon Culture Centre, Secretariat of State for Culture and the Dili Institute of Technology (DIT), will organize a conference from ... More >>

Timor-Leste: Community and police solve problems together

Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 3:24 pm | UNMIT

PNTL and UNPOL, together with community leaders, began a new initiative yesterday to address rock-throwing by youth in Comoro, a Dili sub-district. Town chiefs, village chiefs, and the sub-district administrator accepted an invitation from PNTL and UNPOL ... More >>

East Timor: “Run for Peace” in Dili

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 2:20 pm | UNMIT

Over 5,000 people gathered in the streets of Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, on 20 June to participate in the country's inaugural 7-kilometre "Run for Peace". The aim of this exceptional sporting event was to celebrate the country's social cohesion ... More >>

Timor- Leste: Security Council Extends UN Integrated Mission

Monday, 7 March 2011, 11:11 am | UNMIT

Welcoming recent progress in many sectors in Timor-Leste but stressing the importance of the peaceful and credible holding of upcoming elections, the Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Mission in the ... More >>

Human Rights Day 2010 Celebrated

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 9:47 am | UNMIT

Timor-Leste celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with numerous events throughout the country. On 10 December, International Human Rights Day, human rights defenders from all walks of life gathered at venues ... More >>

Ban: Message on Human Rights Day

Monday, 13 December 2010, 9:10 am | UNMIT

Human rights are the foundation of freedom, peace, development and justice — and the heart of the work of the United Nations around the world. Laws to protect and promote human rights are indispensable. But quite often, progress comes down to people, ... More >>

Celebrating the Spirit of Volunteerism

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 10:12 am | UNMIT

“Volunteering is important because you need people to do things not just for financial reasons, but because they want to help. If it wasn’t for volunteers, many things wouldn’t get done”. This is the view of Tessa Koppert at UNDP, one of the many ... More >>

"...With The UNThe World Became A Better Place..."

Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 5:50 pm | UNMIT

This year’s UN Day celebrations in Dili took place in front of the Government Palace, and were more engaging than ever. A 3D photo exhibition, children’s activities, singing and dancing performances, there was something for all participants. More >>

Spain/UN Work Together Against Hunger In Timor

Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 2:28 pm | UNMIT

On the occasion of World Food Day, Spain and the UN renewed their commitment to work together against hunger and malnutrition in Timor-Leste. In 2010, Spain became a major donor to UN agencies, funds and programmes in Timor-Leste. More >>

UN Police Adviser Visits Baucau, Liquica Districts

Friday, 15 October 2010, 5:40 pm | UNMIT

UN Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler visited Baucau and Liquica Districts today to speak with officers of Polícia Nacional de Timor-Leste, UN Police, and UN Formed Police Unit and take a closer look at policing in Timor-Leste. More >>

UNMIT Launches 4th Human Rights Report On Timor

Tuesday, 5 October 2010, 4:02 pm | UNMIT

In a public report released in Dili today, the United Nations noted that Timor-Leste has made progress in key human rights areas, including strengthening of the security and justice sectors and enactment of important legislation. More >>

Civil Service Commission Begins Data Validation

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 5:53 pm | UNMIT

President of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Mr. Libório Pereira, visited Suai, Covalima District today, to observe the CSC’s efforts to validate the personal information and employment data of the district’s civil servants. More >>

Launch of NMIT Kioramai Programme

Monday, 8 February 2010, 12:12 pm | UNMIT

The KiaOraMai programme is to be launched at the NMIT Rata Room to over 60 invited Nelson and Marlborough business guests on Tuesday 9th February . More >>

Political Leaders Condemn Violence In East Timor

Monday, 13 August 2007, 3:57 pm | UNMIT

In a meeting convened by the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) in Dili on Saturday, the leaders of all political parties in Timor-Leste strongly condemned the violence that has troubled the new nation since Monday. More >>