Delegation of the European Union to Timor-Leste


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You hear the word “disability”. What do you first think of? Some of us may immediately picture a wheelchair. But visible or invisible, born with or developed later in life, many of us know that disability goes beyond mobility and spans over a wide spectrum: visual, hearing, cognitive, motor, chronic illnesses and more. Disability is part of the human experience.

On the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, the EU commemorates those who have died and suffered from these atrocious weapons and condemns in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons by anyone, whether a State or non-State actor, anywhere, at any time and under any circumstances, as a violation of international law

Dili, 25 November 2021: The European Union (EU) Delegation to Timor-Leste, represented by the EU Ambassador, Andrew Jacobs, together with the Government, represented by the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion, Maria José da Fonseca Monteiro de Jesus, and the United Nations (UN), represented by the UN Country Representative, Roy Trivedy, lit up in orange the iconic Cristo Rei statue in an evening ceremony to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, organised in collaboration with the Dili Municipality, under the EU-UN Spot

By Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships.
This article is supported by the EU Foreign Affairs and Development Ministers from 24 Member States.

Ahead of World Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement:


The films underscore the importance of trees in traditional culture, livelihoods and climate action


I always had a strong passion for climate change issues and environment protection ever since I was in high school, when we did a school base project of cleaning the environment in the community area. All of my classmates and I were actively engaged with the project, which aimed at raising the community’s awareness to the environmental issues that we have in Timor-Leste.

The evidence is clear. In August, the world’s scientists concluded once again that immediate action is needed. Climate change is uncomfortably close to all our daily realities no matter where in the world we live. It is already triggering the kind of climate disasters we have witnessed in the last years, putting the survival of many species at risk and soon rendering certain parts of the Earth uninhabitable to humans.