Timor-Leste has approved a National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security for 2016-2020, becoming the third country in Southeast Asia to adopt such a plan based on a UN Security Council Resolution. Continue reading
Imagine 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
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
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
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
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.
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
The International Court of Justice will open its hearings in the case Timor-Leste v. Australia today at 10am Central European Time (8pm EST). The proceedings will be available live on the ICJ Multimedia Gallery and UNwebTV.
Graced by the presence of Her Royal Highness, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Mr. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão today launched the first national Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific.
The first United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge project in Asia and the Pacific will be launched in Timor-Leste tomorrow. Continue reading