International Day of Peace marked by resumption of policing responsibilities in Aileu

21 Sep 2010

International Day of Peace marked by resumption of policing responsibilities in Aileu

Dili, 21 September 2010 –
The International Day of Peace in Timor-Leste was highlighted by the latest resumption of responsibility by the Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) who took charge in Timor-Leste's Aileu District this morning. The ceremony, attended by Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Timor-Leste (DSRSG) Shigeru Mochida and Secretary of State for Security, Dr. Francisco da Costa Guterres, marked the resumption of policing responsibilities by the Timorese police service after a period of four years during which the lead role was handled by UNPOL.

DSRSG Mochida pointed out the significance of the event, taking place on the International Day of Peace, noting that "With each resumption, we get closer to achieving and maintaining peace in Timor-Leste."

"The long term stability of the country depends to a large extent on the development of an effective and professional police service in which the community can have confidence. This is a big task for all police officers, and we are all grateful to you for taking on this responsibility," added the DSRSG.

The Government of Timor-Leste and UNMIT are jointly implementing the resumption process district by district. Joint Government and UNMIT teams, including UN Police and PNTL apply mutually agreed criteria to assess the readiness of PNTL to resume primary policing responsibilities.

Aileu is the ninth district in which the PNTL has resumed primary policing responsibility since the process began in Lautem District, May 2009. In addition, responsibility for the administration and management of the Police Training Centre, the Maritime Police Unit and the Police Intelligence Service was handed over to PNTL in September and December respectively, last year.

UN Police will maintain their presence in the districts where the PNTL has resumed responsibilities, in order to monitor, advise and support the PNTL.



Loron Internasionál ba Pás selebra iha loron ne'ebé PNTL kaer filafali responsabilidade polisiamentu iha Aileu

Dili, 21 Setembru 2010 – Loron Internasionál ba Pás iha Timor-Leste sai espesiál liután tanba akontese iha loron ne'ebé ita hala'o serimónia ida tan ba Polísia Nasionál Timor-Leste nian (PNTL) atu kaer filafali responsabilidade. Serimónia ne'e hala'o ohin dadeer iha distritu Aileu. Serimónia ohin ne'e konta ho prezensa husi Reprezentante Espesiál Adjuntu husi Sekretáriu-Jerál Nasoins Unidas nian ba Timor-Leste (REASJ) Shigeru Mochida no Sekretáriu Estadu ba Seguransa, Dr. Francisco da Costa Guterres, no marka momentu ne'ebé forsa polisiál Timor-Leste nian kaer filafali polisiamentu liutiha períodu durante tinan haat ne'ebé papél lideransa iha UNPOL nia liman.

REASJ Mochida subliña signifikadu eventu ne'e nian, ne'ebé akontese iha Loron Internasionál ba Pás, no hateten katak "dala ida-idak ne'ebé PNTL kaer filafali responsabilidade, ita sai besik liután atu konsege no mantein pás iha Timor-Leste."

"Estabilidade ba tempu naruk iha nasaun ne'e depende mós maka'as ba dezenvolvimentu forsa polisiál ne'ebé efikás no profisionál ne'ebé komunidade bele fiar. Ida-ne'e responsabilidade boot ba membru polísia sira hotu, no ami agradese Ita-Boot sira tanba Ita-Boot sira simu responsabilidade ne'e," REASJ hatutan.

Governu Timor-Leste nian no UNMIT implementa daudaun hamutuk prosesu kaer filafali responsabilidade husi distritu ba distritu. Ekipa konjunta sira husi Governu no UNMIT, inklui Polísia ONU no PNTL, aplika kritériu oioin ne'ebé uluk konkorda hamutuk tiha ona hodi avalia se PNTL prontu ka lae atu kaer filafali responsabilidade primária polisiamentu.

Aileu nu'udar distritu dasiak ne'ebé PNTL kaer filafali responsabilidade primária polisiamentu dezde prosesu transferénsia ne'e hahú iha distritu Lautém iha Maiu 2009. Aleinde ida-ne'e, responsabilidade ba administrasaun no jestaun iha Sentru Formasaun Polísia nian, no Unidade Polísia Marítima no Servisu Informasaun Polísia nian mós transfere tiha ona ba PNTL iha Setembru no Dezembru respetivamente, iha tinan kotuk.

Polísia ONU sei mantein sira-nia prezensa iha distritu sira-ne'ebé PNTL kaer tiha filafali responsabilidade, atubele monitoriza, fó konsellu no apoia PNTL.