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MoF and MNEC Host Annual Timor-Leste Development Partners Meeting

The Government’s 2016 Timor-Leste Development Partners Meeting [TLDPM] commenced the 4th of July, at the Dili Convention Centre. Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo described the meeting as a place “to discuss and share ideas on the challenges ahead, the lessons we have learned and the next steps to be taken by Timor-Leste on the path towards continued progress.” The annual meetings are convened by the Government to improve alignment and enhance cooperation with development partners in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people of Timor-Leste.Prime Minister Araújo noted that this year’s theme of “Financing for Sustainable Development in Timor-Leste” was a reaffirmation of the Government’s “commitment toward implementing the Strategic Development Goals at a national level, and determining the best way to fund this. ”Over two days, members of the Government and National Parliament, representatives of the development partners, participants from civil society organizations and the private sector, along with visiting delegates from the g7+ will consider areas such as Timor-Leste’s progress in implementing the first phase of the Strategic Development Plan, Aid Policy, the Private Sector’s role in contributing to national development and the impact of recent reforms. Breakout sessions will allow contributions from the various stakeholders on implementing and financing specific Sustainable Development Goals. Preparations for the 2017 elections will also be discussed to maximize coordination with partners. On Tuesday afternoon a communiqué will be prepared to capture the outcomes of the meeting and reflect the consensus of participants regarding the ongoing coordination between Government and development partners. Prime Minister Araújo said that he would like Monday the 4th of July 2016 “to be remembered as a day of ‘symbolic launching of the SDGs in Timor-Leste’, so that we all be the witnesses of the engagement and the commitment of each of the agencies we represent towards these global goals.

Please find all the meeting materials below:

Day 1

Opening Remarks, H.E. Santina J.R.F. Cardoso, Minister of Finance

Opening Remarks H.E. Hernâni Coelho, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Opening Remarks, Knut Otsby, UN Resident Coordinator

Keynote Address H.E. Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo, Prime Minister, Republica Democratica de Timor-Leste. Private Sector’s Contribution to Development & Fostering Increased Investment – Tony Jape, General Manager, The Jape Group

SDG implementation at the global level and its implications for Timor-Leste; by Dr. Helder da Costa, Secretary General of the g7+ Prioritization and Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs in Timor Leste – Office of the Prime Minister  

Breakout Session I: How to implement and finance SDG 2 “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”

Government Presentation

Donor Presentation

Session II: How to implement and finance Social Sector SDGs 3 and 4, “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages in Timor-Leste,” and “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

Government Presentation

Donor Presentation

Donor Presentation Tetun

Session III: How to implement and finance Infrastructure sector elements of SDG 6 and 9, “ensure availability of water and sanitation for all” and “building resilient Infrastructure” in Timor-Leste

Government Presentation

Donor Presentation

Session IV: How to implement and finance SDG 9 on “Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization” for Job Creation

Government Presentation

Donor Presentation

Day 2

Update on the Recent Reforms:

Supporting the 2017 Elections, H.E. Dionísio Babo Soares Minister of State, Coordinator of State Administration Affairs and Justice and Minister of State Administration  

National Youth Policy and Supporting Youth in the Upcoming Election Year, H.E. Leovigildo Hornay, Secretary of State of Youth and Sports

Consensus on Communiqué

Summary Notes