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
Asia-Pacific countries, some of them threatened with extinction from rising sea levels, took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for an urgent global approach to mitigate climate change, voicing concern at the lack of progress so far. “Climate change is no longer an environmental or political issue,” Continue reading
The Training and Employment Support Program (TESP) is a $12.2m, two year program of support that focuses on providing Timorese with the skills they need to find jobs. TESP is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), and focuses on ensuring all Timorese have access to a quality training system that provides Continue reading
The current of wealth from the world’s abundant natural resources was too often diverted away from populations in need, instead feeding conflicts and corruption, and leading to human rights abuses and environmental damage, warned a number of high-level speakers as they briefed the Security Council. Continue reading
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, announced the appointment of Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and current Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), as his Special Adviser for Timor-Leste. Dr. Heyzer will Continue reading