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UN study shows community leaders are the most trusted source of information in Timor-Leste

Dili, 11 October 2011 –
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.

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UN peacekeeping mission in TL reconfirms it did not import two containers of ammunition in 2011

Dili, 29 September 2011 The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) today reconfirmed that it has not imported, ordered, or received ammunition through the seaport of Dili this year.
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Equator Prize Opens Worldwide Call for Sustainable Development Award Nominations
New York, 29 September 2011 - A UNDP-led partnership that rewards communities around the world for their conservation and development solutions launched a call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2012, to be submitted online at www.equatorinitiative.org.
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UNMIT Launches Ground-Breaking Report on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Timor-Leste

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 rights and its efforts to create policies that respect the rights of persons with disabilities to education, healthcare and community-based rehabilitation.
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Community initiates traditional dialogue to diffuse tension in the aftermarth of spontaneous violenc

Dili, 15th September 2011 – 
The Ministry of Social Solidarity and the United Nations Development Programme co-facilitated a traditional peace-building dialogue in Zumalai Sub-district, Covalima District on Friday 9 September. The meeting, known locally as a ‘Simu Malu’, was requested by the community through the Ministry’s Department of Peace Building and Social Cohesion in response to recent violence in the area.

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Crucial equipment handed over to kickstart new phase in Bolsa da Mae Programme


Dili, 8th September 2011 -The United Nations Development Programme transferred crucial pieces of equipment including motorbikes and laptops over to the Ministry of Social Solidarity in support of the Bolsa da Mae Programme at a ceremony in Dili on Monday.


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Japan contributes US$ 1.6 million to support 2012 elections in Timor-Leste
Dili, 11 August, 2011 - Representatives of the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement through which Japan will contribute US$ 1.6 million to support Timor-Leste’s presidential and parliamentary elections in 2012.
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Comoro community and police work together to solve problems

Dili, 2 August 2011
- PNTL and UNPOL, together with community leaders, began a new initiative yesterday to address rock-throwing by youth in Comoro, a Dili sub-district.
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PNTL and UNPOL joint training for 2012 elections

Dili, 28 July 2011 -
Officers of the Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) and the United Nations Police (UNPOL) are coming together for a series of trainings to prepare for peaceful elections in 2012.


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UNMIT’s national staff graduate

Dili, 10 June 2011
The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) celebrated the graduation of the first group of administrative staff and language assistants in a ceremony held today at UNMIT Headquarters in Dili. After completing all requirements, UN national staff members graduated with a certificate in Administrative Studies, Translation and Interpretation.
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