COVID-19: EU grants €22 million to support in health response efforts across fifteen pacific nations

European Comission has granted a €22 million (USD 25,5 Million) through a program of “Health Support in response to COVID-19 in the Pacific” to help people living in vulnerable situations to effectively combat and protect themselves from the global pandemic. The support is the delivery of essential equipment, medication, services and enable the countries to …

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Millionth death from COVID-19 ‘an agonizing milestone’: UN Secretary-General

With over one million lives now lost to COVID-19 globally, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that while the “agonizing milestone” is a “mind-numbing figure”, the world must never lose sight of each and every individual life. “They were fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues,” he said in a …

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Through solidarity, humanity will overcome COVID-19 pandemic: Timor-Leste President

24 September 2020 UN Affairs The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of achieving a sustainable future for all people and the planet, the President of Timor-Leste said in his speech to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday. For more information, please click on

WHO’s Online Covid-19 Courses Now Available in Tetum

WHO’s online learning platform, now offers COVID-19 training courses in Tetum – Timor-Leste’s one of the two national languages. This is the first time when online learning resources have been made available on an international learning platform like   The first three courses for COVID-19 response that are now available in Tetum are – …

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New COVID-19 course on Infection Prevention Control now available in Tetum

 World Health Organization (WHO) Timor-Leste working closely with its headquarters in Geneva has developed a new course in the Tetum language — “Prevensaun no Kontrole Infesaun (PKI) ba Vírus COVID-19” Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for COVID-19”.   This is the fourth of 11 courses on COVID-19 to be made available in Tetum. These courses …

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People are the centre of this Plan. The idea is not new, but it is just as important today as it was in 1990, when the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched the first Human Development Report, with exactly this purpose: to put people at the centre of the development process. That first UNDP Report …

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Government establish a support mechanism through the distribution of basic staple foods

The Minister of Economic Coordination, Joaquim Amaral has introduced a decree-law for approval on basic household staple foods, at the council of minister’s meeting today. The President of Council of Minister, Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães said the draft has also defined the entities that will support the economy ministry in the implementation of this program …

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