Press releases

  • 28 Dec 2010 - Dili, 27 December 2010 - An incident occurred on the afternoon of 26 December at a Vila Verde residence complex involving a UN Police Officer and a Timorese national, working for the security firm, Asia Pacific Assurance Company, APAC. The incident resulted in a gunshot wound to the lower leg of the Timorese national, who was subsequently hospitalized and is reported to be in stable condition.
  • 15 Dec 2010 - Dili, 14 December 2010 –Timor-Leste celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with numerous events throughout the country.
  • 10 Dec 2010 - Dili, 10 December 2010 - Timor-Leste is celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with numerous events throughout the country today.
  • 08 Dec 2010 - Dili, 7 December 2010 - "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".
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  • 24 Nov 2010 - Dili, 24 November 2010 - The following statement is issued by the UNMIT Spokesperson's Office: Mr. Andre Thorsen, an adviser on the regulation of private security companies who has been working under UN auspices in Timor-Leste, recently made a presentation on the subject at the request of Timor-Leste authorities.
  • 18 Nov 2010 - Dili, 17 November 2010 - On the occasion of Eid al-Adha UNMIT Police Commissioner Luis Carrilho joined members of UNMIT's Turkish Police Contingent as they presented gifts to children at the Dili Mosque Orphanage which houses 87 children.
  • 15 Nov 2010 - Dili, 15 November 2010 - The Geographic Information Group (GIG) in Timor-Leste announces that it will be organizing a unique two-week-long event about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping. The event will take place from 16-29 November 2010 at Casa Europa from 8am-5pm (excluding holidays and weekends, details in next page).
  • 09 Nov 2010 - Dili, 8 November 2010 - Most developing countries made dramatic, and often underestimated, progress in health, education and basic living standards in recent decades, reveals a detailed new analysis of long-term Human Development Index (HDI) trends.
  • 25 Oct 2010 - Dili, 24 October 2010 - This year's United Nations Day celebrations in Dili took place in front of the Government Palace, and were more engaging than ever. A three-dimensional photo exhibition, children's activities, singing and dancing performances... there was something for all participants.