UN News Centre
19 March 2008 – A team of experts from United Nations Headquarters in New York has arrived in Timor-Leste to assess key areas where the world body has been supporting the young nation, including the development of its police force.
Led by UN Police Advisor Andrew Hughes, the team includes officials from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the UN Development Fund (UNIFEM), the International Centre for Transitional Justice, the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), and the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL).
They will consult with a wide range of actors during the 11-day visit, including political leaders, Government officials, and key members of civil society.
In addition to examining the progress made by the PNTL, the team will also consider how best to support the overall reform of the National Police and the wider security sector.
At a meeting last month with the leadership of the former ruling party Fretilin, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Timor-Leste, Atul Khare, stressed that security sector reform is a priority area and its success will be critical for the nation, which the UN helped shepherd to independence in 2002.
The fledgling nation has faced a number of security-related challenges during its short period of independence, including violent clashes that erupted in 2006 and, just last month, attacks on the Timorese President and Prime Minister.
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Obrigado pela solidariedade, Margarida!
Mensagem inicial - 16 de Maio de 2006
"Apesar de frágil, Timor-Leste é uma jovem democracia em que acreditamos. É o país que escolhemos para viver e trabalhar. Desde dia 28 de Abril muito se tem dito sobre a situação em Timor-Leste. Boatos, rumores, alertas, declarações de países estrangeiros, inocentes ou não, têm servido para transmitir um clima de conflito e insegurança que não corresponde ao que vivemos. Vamos tentar transmitir o que se passa aqui. Não o que ouvimos dizer... "