Relevant Target for
Timor-Leste

16.1 significantly reduce all forms of VIOLENCE and related death rates everywhere


16.2 end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children

16.3 promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and ensure equal access to justice for all

16.4 by 2030 significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen recovery and return of stolen assets, and combat all forms of organized crime

16.5 substantially reduce CORRUPTION and bribery in all its forms


16.6 develop EFFECTIVE, ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT INSTITUTIONS at all levels


16.7 ensure RESPONSIVE, INCLUSIVE, PARTICIPATORY AND REPRESENTATIVE DECISION- MAKING at all levels 


16.8 broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance

16.9 by 2030 provide legal identity for all including birth registration

16.10 ensure public ACCESS TO INFORMATION and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements
16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime
16.b Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

PROMOTE PEACEFUL AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, PROVIDE ACCESS TO  JUSTICE FOR ALL AND BUILD EFFECTIVE, ACCOUNTABLE AND INCLUSIVE INSTITUTIONS AT ALL LEVELS.

This goal is about keeping people safe and making sure that government works effectively and fairly.

Why does SDG16 matter to Timor-Leste?

Since 2015, countries have committed themselves to take concerted action towards realizing the vision of the 2030 Agenda. Nevertheless, a question emerged as to how countries will be able to harmonize efforts when each country is at a different stage of development, particularly those affected by fragility and conflict.

Peace is one, if not the most important, precursor to sustainable development.

Delivering on the Agenda 2030 therefore requires an enhanced commitment to fostering peace, reconciliation and institutional strengthening in effective and innovative ways.

In 2010, a number of conflict-affected countries came together through the g7+, an intergovernmental organization that seeks to promote peacebuilding and state building in countries featuring acute crises (whether related to war or natural disasters) or in post-conflict situations. The group’s cooperation has been guided not only by Sustainable Development Goal 16, but also by the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, an agreement signed at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, in November 2011. In a nutshell, the New Deal calls upon fragile and conflict-affected states, development partners, and civil society to improve development policy and practices in those countries by working toward five Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs): legitimate politics, justice, security, revenue and services and economic foundations.

In 2017, the UN and the g7+ Secretariat supported a successful Global conference on SDGs held in Dili on 22nd of May 2017. Also at the same time, the government of Timor-Leste launched the Timor-Leste’s Roadmap for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The conference shows the Government’s commitment to implementing the new United Nations Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].

Timor-Leste’s growing cooperation with g7+ countries suggests that, although incipient, fragile-to-fragile (F2F) cooperation may become a promising pool for conflict prevention innovation.

OTHER RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL AGENDAS

  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
  • Financing for Development
  • Habitat III