Tarik Jašarević (centre) takes part in Independence Day Celebrations in Timor-Leste, which culminated at midnight with lowering of the UN flag
and the raising of East Timorese flag, in the presence of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. (UNV, 2002)
From UN Volunteer in Timor-Leste to WHO Spokesperson
By Tarik Jašarević,
Spokesperson, World Health Organization
June 27, 2019
I was part of the first group of UN Volunteers that arrived to Kosovo in August 1999.
Being from Bosnia and Herzegovina, I had a good understanding of the political context and I was also able to communicate with the population in one of two languages that were widely used. I keep a special place in my heart and mind for UNV. It is a platform that helped hundreds to be a part of the extraordinary work of the United Nations and in some cases such as mine, to define a life-long path.
UN Agencies in Timor-Leste are working with the Ministry of Health to end TB through community screening with people on the move – such as university and school students; police and defence forces; border communities; and other highly mobile populations including agricultural workers, market vendors, bus and truck drivers.
Claudio Providas in 2016 at Bacau at a UNDP project ''Protection and maintenance of small scale infrastructure.'' This was the inauguration of communal water solutions with Ministry of State Administration in Bacau Municipality. (Pic: UNDP)
Voices from the Field
By Ian Mannix (UN)
14 May, 2019
Claudio Providas arrived at the United Nations in Timor-Leste in 2015 to his first assignment in the Asia-Pacific Region, with an open mind.
As CEO of Telkomcel Timor-Leste, Yogi Rizkian Bahar signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles in 2010.
Our [company] culture gives equal opportunity to everyone, both men and women.
40 per cent of the managers are women in our company and they have made an outstanding contribution to the company. For instance, we have a colleague, Joana. She is a manager of our Enterprise and Whole Sales Department, and more than 50 per cent of revenue is coming from that Department. This shows us that women fit and have great achievements in high-level positions.