Timor-Leste resources

August 2016

  1. Universal old-age and disability pensions: Timor-Leste

    Despite being one of the youngest and poorest countries of the region, Timor-Leste has offered a universal social pension to its senior citizens and persons with disabilities since 2008. Almost all persons above 60 years and about one in five persons with disabilities participate in the scheme. The pensions support the well-being of beneficiaries and contribute to reducing overall poverty.

  2. The neatest vegetable plot in Timor Leste

    A couple of years ago Juanico Soares saw an opportunity to improve his and his family’s lives by partnering with Josephina Farm, a Timorese owned enterprise that provides agriculture support and buys vegetables from farmers for on-sale to Dili supermarkets and restaurants.

  3. Their stories, our impact

    A series of human stories on entrepreneurship and business development of the ILO-BOSS Project

  4. First Decent Work Country Programme Tripartite Steering Committee Meeting

    5 August 2016

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Timor-Leste 2016-2020 was recently launched in May 2016. DWCP is a framework that ILO uses as a basis to deliver technical cooperation to ILO member States and in particular to strengthen the technical and institutional capacity of the tripartite constituents in Timor-Leste

  5. National workshop and drafting process to develop the National Action Plan (NAP) on Child Labour and Forced Labour in Timor-Leste

    3 - 4 August 2016

    As part of the immediate actions against child labour, the Government of Timor-Leste has formally established the National Commission against Child Labour. The National Commission aims to implement and monitor the ILO Convention No. 182 concerning the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour.

July 2016

  1. Unlocking a herbal business opportunity in Timor-Leste

    Thirty-six year old Ruben da Silva Gusmao knows that he will not be an employee for the rest of his life. He is motivated to become an entrepreneur, considering the vast unlocked business opportunities in the Timor-Leste market.

June 2016

  1. Delicious original meatball business

    Two years ago, realizing that no meatballs made by Timorese were available at local supermarkets, a 42-year-old woman, Luisa Maria S. da Silva, was inspired to become a supplier of fresh meatballs.

  2. Definition Seminar of the National Strategy for Social Protection of Timor-Leste: 1st Phase

    14 - 16 June 2016

    The seminar aims at supporting national institutions in design, implementation and evaluation of social protection programs for the implementation of National Flooring Social protection.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour 2016 in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

    13 June 2016

    The ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste has held two commemoration activities in Indonesia and Timor-Leste to campaign against child labour, including a multimedia presentation, a live talkshow, a drama play and media interviews.

  4. Commemoration of the World Day against Child Labour 2016 in Timor-Leste

    10 June 2016

    The focus of the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour is on child labour and supply chains. Supply chains are the sequence of activities/processes involved in the production and distribution of a product.