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2008 Timor-Leste and Development Partners Meeting

"Working Together-To build the Foundations of Peace and Stability and Improve Livelihoods of Timorese”

Dili, 27-29 March 2008

In order to make information about the 2008 Timor-Leste Development Partners Meeting (TLDPM) more available, La'o Hamutuk has collected materials relating to the meeting on this web page. We will be glad to include any additional, relevant materials that we are informed about. All are in English except where indicated.


  • Government Background Paper "Working Together to Build the Foundations for Peace and Stability and Improve Livelihoods of Timorese Citizens: 2008 National Priorities" (PDF, 23 March 2008)

  • UN Timor-Leste Transitional Strategy and Appeal "A Consolidated Plan to Support National Response to Humanitarian and Recovery Needs of Internally Displaced People and Vulnerable Communities and Strengthen Disaster Risk Management in Timor-Leste" (1.8 MB PDF, 24 March 2008)


Press releases


News reports

ETimor requests 33.5 million dollars from donors

DILI (AFP, 29 March) ­ East Timor's government on Saturday appealed to international donors for 33.5 million dollars in aid for the impoverished nation during a meeting here.

Twenty-three donor countries and the government held two days of talks in Dili to discuss aid to the half-island nation.

"It is critical for the government to receive continuous financial support from the international community during this crucial 2008 transition period," Vice Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres said in a closing speech.

Guterres said some of the funds would go to emergency aid to internally displaced peoples and for food assistance. He also said the government had allocated 15 million dollars from its own resources to address humanitarian issues.

East Timor has been rocked by troubles in recent years.

In 2006, more than 100,000 people were estimated to have fled their homes amid sudden bloodshed that followed unrest.

In February, renegade soldiers attacked President Jose Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão in separate assaults. Gusmão was unscathed, but Ramos-Horta was shot and spent weeks recovering in an Australian hospital.

The Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis (La’o Hamutuk)
Institutu Timor-Leste ba Analiza no Monitor ba Dezenvolvimentu
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