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25 September 2022
Mrs. Candida Soares, a midwife in Dili administering a family planning injection. © UNFPA Timor-Leste 2022

World Contraception Day 2022: Access to safe and effective family planning methods key to gender equality and improved livelihoods

While access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health services is critical in ensuring gender equality and improved livelihoods, an... Read more

12 August 2022
Youths participating in a healthy relationship training facilitated by UNFPA in Dili, Timor-Leste. © UNFPA Timor-Leste.

International Youth Day 2022: Intergenerational solidarity in Timor-Leste key to realizing potential of youth and achieving sustainable development

Dili, August 12, 2022 -- Almost a decade since the United Nations Integrated Mission (UNIM) in Timor-Leste completed its mandate on December 31, 2012... Read more

18 July 2022
Population and Housing Census critical for development planning in Timor-Leste

First digitalized Population and Housing Census critical for development planning in Timor-Leste

Dili, July 18, 2022 – As the world population is projected to hit 8 billion people on November 15 this year, it also calls for better preparation to ensure the needs of youths and other marginalized... Read more

14 July 2022
Dr. Odete Maria Freitas Belo, Minister of Health launch "Safe Space" on July 08, 2022. © UNFPA Timor-Leste

EU-UN Spotlight Initiative funded “safe space” to provide psychosocial support to GBV survivors in Timor-Leste

Dili, July 14, 2022 – The first EU-UN Spotlight Initiative funded “safe space” in Timor-Leste, officially launched by Dr. Odete Maria Freitas Belo, Minister of Health, in Viqueque Municipality on... Read more

11 July 2022
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day 2022
4 May 2022
Vera Cruz COVID-19 isolation centre  in Dili for pregnant mothers facilitated by UNFPA. © UNFPA Timor-Leste

International Day of the Midwife 2022: Investing in midwives key to achieving universal health coverage

Dili, May 05, 2022 -- In 1994, when Timor-Leste was still under Indonesian rule, Mrs. Sara Maria Filomena Xavier, a midwife trainer and Head of Quality Control Unit at National Hospital in Timor-... Read more

18 April 2022

UN agencies strengthen capacity of the health sector in Timor-Leste to effectively provide quality essential health services for Gender-based Violence survivors

Dili, April 18, 2022 – At the Timor Plaza on April 13, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and UNFPA, in collaboration with IOM, UNDP, and UN Women convened the... Read more

9 March 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: Women empowerment critical in promoting resilience and mitigating effects of climate change during emergencies

Dili, March 9, 2022 – As the world marks International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8, many women, children and other disadvantaged groups in Timor-Leste are yet to recover from the... Read more

9 February 2022
Dr. Odete Maria Freitas Belo, Timor-Leste Minister of Health launch Liquiçá Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) centre of excellence on February 7, 2022. © UNFPA Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste Health Minister inaugurates Liquiçá BEmONC centre of excellence to safeguard health of mothers and babies

DILI, February 09, 2022 – Thanks to the newly launched Liquiçá Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) centre of excellence -- equipped with trained providers and medical and non-medical... Read more

14 January 2022

Right policy mix and accelerated fertility decline key to economic development and gender equality in Timor-Leste

DILI, January 14, 2022 – With Timor-Leste having high birth rate, rapid population growth and highest level of fertility in Asia, greater attention on population dynamics like age profile and sex... Read more