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Introduction
Young people are key to achieving sustainable development. It is essential that all young
people receive equal access to quality education, justice, health services, employment
opportunities, chances to participate in society, and to be protected from violence. Through the
adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and the approval of the new National
Youth Policy in 2016 by the VI Government, Timor-Leste has committed to leave no youth
behind.
In support of this national effort, the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste and the NGO Belun
are, in a collaborative effort, launching a new policy series entitled “Leaving no Youth Behind
in Timor-Leste”. The objective of this series is to increase understanding of the situation and
vulnerability of some specific youth groups and the particular challenges they face in
benefitting from the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each policy brief presents a
situation analysis based on quantitative data from an independent analysis of the 2015
Timor-Leste Census and qualitative data from focus groups discussions (FGDs), as well as
supporting evidence from studies and reports conducted in Timor-Leste. Findings illustrate
the situation of young people in terms of healthy lifestyle, education, employment and
employability, civic participation and violence and crime, as per the National Youth Policy
pillars. The briefs also offer recommendations to Government, civil society, the private sector
and development partners as to how to ensure equal opportunities for these groups in
context of the development of Timor-Leste.
 
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Young people are key to achieving sustainable development. It is essential that all young
people receive equal access to quality education, justice, health services, employment
opportunities, chances to participate in society, and to be protected from violence. Through the
adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and the approval of the new National
Youth Policy in 2016 by the VI Government, Timor-Leste has committed to leave no youth
behind.
In support of this national effort, the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste and the NGO Belun
are, in a collaborative effort, launching a new policy series titled “Leaving no Youth Behind in
Timor-Leste”. The objective of this series is to increase understanding of the situation and
vulnerability of some specific youth groups and the particular challenges they face to benefit
from the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each policy brief presents a situation analysis
based on quantitative and qualitative data, as well as supporting evidence from studies and
reports conducted in Timor-Leste. Findings are presented following the National Youth Policy
pillars of youth healthy lifestyle, youth and education, youth employment and employability,
youth civic participation and youth and violence and crime. The briefs also offer
recommendations to Government, civil society, the private sector and development partners
as to how to ensure equal opportunities for these groups in context of the development of 
 
 
 
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The 2016 Timor-Leste Demographic and Health Survey (TLDHS) is designed to provide data for monitoring the
population and health situation in Timor-Leste. The 2016 TLDHS is the second Demographic and Health Survey
conducted in Timor-Leste and the objective of the survey was to provide reliable estimates of fertility levels,
marriage, sexual activity, fertility preferences, family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutrition,
childhood and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted
infections (STIs) that can be used by program managers and policymakers to evaluate and improve existing
programs.
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The 2016 Timor-Leste Demographic and Health Survey (TLDHS) is designed to provide data for monitoring the
population and health situation in Timor-Leste. The 2016 TLDHS is the second Demographic and Health Survey
conducted in Timor-Leste and the objective of the survey was to provide reliable estimates of fertility levels,
marriage, sexual activity, fertility preferences, family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutrition,
childhood and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted
infections (STIs) that can be used by program managers and policymakers to evaluate and improve existing
programs.
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We are the United Nations Inter-Agency Youth Results Group (YRG). Made up of all the UN agencies working in Timor-Leste, we coordinate the UN’s interventions related to youth work, support the Government’s efforts for young people and strive to respond to the needs of young men and women in Timor-Leste. In this issue we will have a look at the youth relevant activities of UNDP, ILO, UNESCO, UNWomen, and WFP! These agencies have implemented activities on Youth Employment and Employability, Youth and Education, Youth and Civic Participation, Youth and healthy lifestyle, themes that are highlighted in the National Youth Policy, and are important to the well-being of Timor-Leste’s youth .

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A PLAN TO EXTEND AND FURTHER STRENGTHEN THE
PROGRESS OF THE EmONC PROGRAMME IN TERMS
OF AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, UTILIZATION AND
QUALITY OF SERVICES THROUGHOUT TIMOR-LESTE
FROM 2016 TO 2019
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While we acknowledge the significant efforts that have led to the decrease of maternal
mortality in Timor-Leste between 1990 and 2015 according to the evaluation of the
Millennium Development Goal on improving maternal health, we all know that the task is
far from being finished, and more efforts are needed in the next fifteen years to further
decrease it along with our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. 
 
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Maternal and newborn health is a top priority of the Government of Timor-Leste. Efforts
have resulted in impressive gains in expanding maternal and newborn services. However,
despite a sustained commitment and the achievement of the Millennium Development
Goals number 5 (MDG5), maternal and newborn health remains a challenge for the
population of the country. 
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Since its independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made significant progress in social and economic development. The country achieved lower middle-income status in 2011 and has ambitions to reach upper middle-income status by 2030. As the country continues to experience socio-economic and security-related advances, the situation for women, men, girls and boys in Timor-Leste has also improved. However, major challenges remain in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

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Welcome to the First Issue of Our Newsletter!
We are the United Nations Inter-Agency Youth Results Group. Made up of all the UN agencies working in
Timor-Leste, we coordinate the UN’s interventions related to youth work, support the Government’s efforts for
 
young people and strive to respond to the needs of young men and women in Timor-Leste. This is our first news-
letter. Its objective is to raise awareness of what the UN collectively does for youth and what results we achieve.
 
In this issue we will have a look at the youth activities of UNDP, UNFPA, UNWomen , and UNICEF ! These
agencies have implemented activities on youth participation, education, and healthy lifestyle. Themes that are
important to Timor-Leste’s youth well being, and highlighted in the National Youth Policy. Stay Tuned. 
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