East Timor (Timor-Leste)
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East Timorese Government Information
- Government Portal
Provides information on government leadership, agencies and departments, the constitution, local history and culture, and travel.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
- Ministry of Justice (in Portuguese)
- National Electoral Commission
- National Parliament
Provides information on activities, duties, and members of Parliament.
- National Statistics Office
Links to the census, statistics on trade, consumer price index, socioeconomic surveys, sociodemographic surveys, national accounts, and statistical publications.
- Prime Minister and Cabinet of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
- Turismo de Timor-Leste
Official tourism web site of Timor-Leste Government Tourism Office. Links to cultural information, travel information, and tourism services.
- Australian Government - East Timor
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- BBC News Profile - East Timor
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Timor-Leste
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Timor-Leste
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
- Human Development Report on Timor-Leste
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
- IAEA - Timor Leste
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IMF - Timor-Leste
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- ITC - East Timor
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- OHCHR - Timor-Leste
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Timor-Leste
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - East Timor
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- UNdata - Timor Leste
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
- U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - East Timor
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with East Timor.
- U.S. Department of Energy - East Timor
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Timor " as the search terms.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
- Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "East Timor " as the search term.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to East. Enter "Timor" as the search term.
- Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents. Enter "Timor" as the search term.
- Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Timor" as the search term.
- Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons. Term used is "Timor-Leste."
- Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
- Human Rights Watch - East Timor
News and reports related to human rights.
- International Area Studies Asia CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Asia.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
- LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
- Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries. Term used is "Timor-Leste."
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
- World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports. Term used is "Timor-Leste."
- Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents. Term used is "East Timor."
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Diplomacy, Programs and Aid
- Asian Development Bank - Timor-Leste
Projects, publications, and news about Timor-Leste and the ADB.
- EU's Relations with East Timor
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with East Timor.
- G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Timor Leste), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- ILO - Jakarta
The regional office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
- Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Timor-Leste
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select East Timor from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
- United Nations Development Programme - Timor-Leste
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
- United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Timor Leste
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- USAID - Timor-Leste
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
- U.S. Department of State - East Timor
U.S.-East Timor relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- World Bank - Timor-Leste
World Bank data, projects, and research in Timor-Leste.
- World Food Programme - Timor-Leste
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
- UNAIDS - East Timor
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Democratic Republic of East Timor
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in East Timor.
- WHO - Timor-Leste
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Timor-Leste from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization South East Asia Region (WHO-SEAR).
- East Timor : Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
- International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies."
- International Crisis Group - Timor-Leste
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Timor-Leste.
- International Force East Timor (INTERFET)
International Force East Timor (INTERFET) is a United Nations-mandated multinational force formed to address the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in East Timor. Archived as historical document from the Australian Department of Defence.
- United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)
August 2006-Present: "Expressing its concern over the still fragile security, political and humanitarian situation in Timor-Leste, the Security Council, by its resolution 1704 of 25 August 2006, established a new, expanded operation—the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)—to support the Government in 'consolidating stability, enhancing a culture of democratic governance, and facilitating political dialogue among Timorese stakeholders, in their efforts to bring about a process of national reconciliation and to foster social cohesion'. UNMIT took over from the United Nations Office in Timor-Leste."
- United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET)
June 1999-October 1999: "Agreement between Indonesia, Portugal and the United Nations on modalities and security in East Timor." Archived page.
- United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET)
May 2002-May 2005: "East Timor became an independent country on 20 May 2002, marking the end of a three-year process towards independence under the guidance of the United Nations. On that day, the Security Council established UNMISET to provide assistance to East Timor over a period of two years until all operational responsibilities were fully devolved to the East Timor authorities. Subsequently, the Council extended mission's mandate for another year to permit the new nation, which had changed its name to Timor-Leste, to attain self-sufficiency. UNMISET successfully completed its mandate on 20 May 2005."
- United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
August 1999-May 2002: "On 30 August 1999, the people of East Timor voted by means of a direct, secret and universal ballot to begin a process leading towards independence. UNTAET was established on 25 October 1999 to administer the Territory, exercise legislative and executive authority during the transition period and support capacity-building for self-government. East Timor became an independent country on 20 May 2002. Also that day, UNTAET was succeeded by the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) established by Security Council resolution 1410 of 17 May 2002 to provide assistance to core administrative structures critical to the viability and political stability of East Timor."
Resources in the Catalog
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on East Timor available in the collection.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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