Partnership programme to support women’s political participation in Timor-Leste
A partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan will see more than US$3.8 million funding available for the Electoral Assistance for Social Inclusion, Multi-Tier Governance, and Strengthening of Rule of Law in Timor-Leste 2016-2018 programme.
The programme includes support for political participation by women and young people.
Knut Ostby, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative said:
“Timor-Leste has successfully transitioned from conflict to development. Free and fair elections provide strong foundations for democracy and development in the country. Our new programme is expected to consolidate Timor-Leste’s governance sector by strengthening the capacities of Electoral Management Bodies and the state actors working in rule of law.”