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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The government recommended for the renewal of the State Emergency

DÍLI, 23 september, 2020 (TATOLI) – The government has proposed to the President to a issue sixth period for the state of emergency during the executive council meeting today. A fifth period of state emergency was issued by the president in the 5th of September at 00:00 prior to October 4, 2020 at 23:59. “the …

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Pandemic, essential health services to predominate discussions as Health Ministers of WHO South-East Asia Region meet this week

Bangkok – Participating in the Seventy Third Regional Committee Session of WHO South-East Asia on 9 – 10 September, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Ministers from Member countries of the WHO South East Asia Region will discuss measures to curtail the outbreak, ways to maintain essential health services and transition to the ‘new normal’. Hosted by …

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Timor-Leste Covid-19 Survey

Via The Asia Foundation The Covid-19, or coronavirus, global pandemic has required huge responses from governments all over the world. Timor-Leste has its own unique requirements when addressing an event of this magnitude. The Government of Timor-Leste responded by declaring a state of emergency, which closed schools, suspended public transport and large gatherings, instituted …

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