The European Union's multilateral support to Timor-Leste is provided through the European Commission (EC).
In the tiny island nation of Timor-Leste, child malnutrition has become a critical public health problem. An estimated 50 per cent of children suffer from a form malnutrition called stunting – one of the highest rates in Asia. But most often, the problem isn’t lack of food – it’s lack of information.
A joint initiative focused on helping businesses prepare better for disaster was launched today by the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and the Fiji Business Disaster and Resilience Council (FBDRC), with funding support from the European Union (EU) and the ACP Group of States.
The project aims to improve the capacity of populations living in selected sub-districts vulnerable to climate change risks to cope with climate change effects through the sustainable management of their natural resources and the improvement of their livelihood options, by using local development mechanisms and taking social inclusion and conflict management into account.