As a member of the United Nations, Timor-Leste has a role to engage with the various UN Human Rights Mechanisms.
As it has ratified seven of the nine core UN human rights treaties, Timor-Leste is required to report on a regular basis to the treaty bodies – Commitees set up under each treaty to monitor implementation of the treaty.
The table attached gives an overview of all past, current and upcoming reviews of the human rights situation in Timor-Leste since 2015.
It has links to the observations and recommendations by three key mechanisms and processes (the Treaty Bodies, the Universal Periodic Review and the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council).
The links also include reports submitted by the Government of Timor-Leste, civil society, the Provedoria and the UN for the various reviews.
Title: Empower for Change - Reducing violence and discrimination against women and children with disabilities in Timor-Leste
Duration: 36 months
Total Budget: $400,000
Participating UN Organizations: UN Women and WHO (in collaboration with UNFPA, UNICEF and OHCHR (through the Human Rights Adviser’s Unit in the Resident Coordinator’s Office)
Project in Brief
Key National Partners:
Area of Impact: SDGs:
2018 – 2020 (3 Years)
Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion; Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice; Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; Judiciary; NGOs working in the area of disabilities; and Disabled Persons’ Organizations
UN WOMEN, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, Human Rights Adviser’s Unit Nationwide, Dili
10 (Reduced inequalities) 5 (Gender Equality), 1 (No Poverty), 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and 4 (Quality Education)