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Conquering the skies, the first woman pilot of Timor-Leste

First woman pilot of Timor-LesteImagine for a moment that you are stepping onto a plane. The flight attendant takes your ticket and guides you to your seat where you buckle your seatbelt and settle in. After the safety demonstration, you hear the female voice of your pilot as she announces that the plane is about to take off. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots in 2015, women account for only 32 per cent of the world’s pilots, making it unlikely to hear a female voice announcing that they will be flying you to your next destination. Continue reading

Timor-Leste and FAO work to revise forest policies to benefit local communities

The Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are revising the National Forest Policy and Community Forestry Policy in an effort to promote sustainable forest management for the benefit of local people, it was announced today. Continue reading

Timor-Leste Prepares for the 2015 Population Census

On the 8th of June 2015, the General Directorate of Statistics (GDS), in association with the Government of Timor-Leste and the Ministry of Finance, with support from UNFPA and UN Women, launched the National Census of Population and Housing Timor-Leste Campaign at Government Palace, Dili. The campaign aims to distribute information concerning the Nation’s third census since the restoration of independence in 2002, which is due to begin on the 11th of July 2015. Continue reading

Countries in Asia and the Pacific urged to take up the Zero Hunger Challenge

The mission for an end to hunger in the world’s most populous region has received a boost, with FAO member countries responding positively to a call by the Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva for a “massive effort” to end hunger in Asia and the Pacific. Continue reading

FAO: Asia and the Pacific must increase food production to meet future demand

Governments in Asia and the Pacific should take some major, fundamental decisions – and soon – about ways to increase their food production and address undernourishment, FAO has warned.

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ICJ hearings on Timor-Leste v. Australia close

The ICJ hearings in the case Timor-Leste v. Australia which started on Monday have come to a conclusion. hese hearings were devoted to a request for the indication of provisional measures (read: Timor requested the Court to make an urgent decision to force Australia to give certain confidential documents back to Timor) submitted by Timor-Leste. The Court will now start its Deliberation process. The date of the delivery of the Court’s Order will be announced by the ICJ in due course.  Continue reading