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UN Women engages with Timorese youth to keep up Tais tradition

UN Women Timor-Leste Country Office has produced a youth-targeted video advocating for the beautiful tradition of Timor-Leste Tais to be continued through younger generations and support to its registration as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The video was produced by UN Women Timor-Leste with generous funding from KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency).

The Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge 13 November - 23 January 2020

 

Do you want to make lifestyles more sustainable in Asia and the Pacific? 

Entrepreneurs, citizens, community leaders, activists, chefs, scientists and students - we invite you to apply for the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge!  

We are looking for early stage start-ups that make sustainable goods and services more readily available.  From low carbon mobility options, to products that reduce plastic waste, to solutions that reduce the carbon footprints of our lifestyles – pitch your solution to us for the chance to win $10,000, training, production of your very own video, and business mentorship from industry experts, and lots more.

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Estatementu husi Alta Komisaria Direitus Umanus nian ba Selebrasaun Loron Direitus Umanus

Estatementu husi Alta Komisaria Direitus Umanus nian ba Selebrasaun Loron Direitus Umanus

JENEBRA – Durante tinan ida-ne'e ita haree ativizmu barak tebes – liuliu husi foin-sa'e sira. Apropriadu duni katak iha tinan ida-ne'e ita marka Loron Direitus Umanus nian durante konferénsia ONU ida ne'ebé importante tebes iha Madrid hodi tane aas justisa klimátika. Ita tenke hato'o agradesimentu boot ba labarik, foin-sa'e no adultu joven tokon ba tokon ne'ebé hamriik no ko’alia sai barak liu no maka'as liu kona-ba krize ne'ebé enfrenta ita-nia planeta.

Ema foin-sa'e sira ko'alia loos, tanba subliña katak sira-nia futuru ne'ebé hetan ameasa, no futuru mós ba ema hotu-hotu ne'ebé seidauk moris. Sira mak tenke simu konsekuénsia tomak husi jerasaun antigu sira-nia asaun, ka falta asaun, ne'ebé agora daudaun administra governu no empreza sira, ema sira ne'ebé foti desizaun no afeta nasaun partikulár, rejiaun no planeta tomak nia futuru.

Konserteza, labele husik foin-sa'e sira de'it atu fó atensaun ba emerjénsia klimátika, ka krize barak tan kona-ba direitus umanus ne'ebé agora daudaun akontese iha nasaun barak iha mundu tomak. Ita hotu-hotu tenke hamriik hamutuk, hodi hatudu solidariedade, no foti asaun bazeia ba prinsípiu forte no urjénsia.

Ita bele, no tenke, tane aas prinsípiu universál ida kona-ba direitus umanus ne'ebé dezenvolve tiha ona ho metikulosu hodi sustenta pás, justisa no dezenvolvimentu sustentável. Mundu ne'ebé falta respeitu ba direitus umanus sai nu'udar mundu ida ne'ebé filafali ba tempu pasadu nakukun, iha ne'ebé ema ho podér bele aproveita ema ne'ebé laiha podér, sein restrisaun morál ka legál ruma.

Maibé, entre dezafiu barak relasiona ho direitus umanus ne'ebé mosu durante dékada rua primeiru nian iha sékulu da-21, emerjénsia klimátika iha nivel globál fó ameasa ne'ebé kle'an liu hotu ba direitus umanus iha planeta tomak dezde Segunda Guerra Mundial. Ninia impaktu sira komesa afeta saúde, ai-han, bee no uma, ita-nia direitu atu moris livre husi diskriminasaun, direitu ba dezenvolvimentu no autodeterminasaun.

Ita iha devér hodi garante atu rona foin-sa'e sira-nia lian. Deklarasaun Universál kona-ba Direitus Umanus, ne'ebé Asembleia Jerál ONU adota iha 10 Dezembru 1948, hatudu Estadu sira-nia kompromisu forte hodi proteje ema hotu-hotu nia direitu – inklui permite jerasaun sira iha futuru atu tane aas dignidade umana, igualdade no direitu sira.

Ema umanu hotu-hotu iha direitu atu partisipa iha desizaun sira ne'ebé fó impaktu ba sira-nia moris. Hodi garante prosesu foti desizaun ne'ebé efetivu liu, no hodi hetan konfiansa no armonia boot liu entre sira-nia nasaun, lider sira iha sosiedade hotu-hotu tenke rona sira-nia povu – no foti asaun bazeia ba sira-nia nesesidade no ezijénsia.

Artigu 1 husi Deklarasaun Universál subliña objetivu hirak-ne'e ho loloos no momoos, inklui sistema direitus umanus internasionál nia tema ne'ebé mosu beibeik, tanba deklara ho barani no klaru katak “Ema umanu hotu-hotu moris-mai ho livre no iha dignidade no direitu sira ne'ebé hanesan. Sira iha razaun no konxiénsia no tenke trata malu ho espíritu fraternidade.”

Laiha nasaun ka komunidade ne'ebé bele sees husi emerjénsia klimátika, bainhira krize ne'e sa'e maka'as liután. Iha bele haree ona katak komunidade no nasaun sira ne'ebé vulneravel liu hotu hetan estragu ne'ebé aat tebes. Ema sira ne'e lakon daudaun sira-nia uma, maneira buka moris – no vida. Dezigualdade sira sai maka'as liután, no ema barak liu hetan dezlokasaun. Ita tenke foti asaun ho lailais, no bazeia ba prinsípiu forte, hodi garante katak ema umanu hetan estragu ne'ebé mínimu tebes, hanesan mós ba ita-nia ambiente.

Fronteira nasionál sira sei la hapara estragu klimátiku – no reasaun sira ne'ebé bazeia ba nasionalizmu ostíl, ka konsiderasaun finanseira ba tempu badak, sei falla: no mós sei harahun ita-nia mundu. Luta hodi hetan justisa klimátika no direitus umanus la'ós disputa polítika. La'ós kestaun esquerda ka direita: maibé kona-ba saida mak loos – no saida mak sala.

La'ós de'it preokupasaun kona-ba krize klimátika ne'ebé aselera hela, no obriga ema tokon ba tokon atu hamriik no ezije asaun. Iha kada rejiaun, ema sira barani ko'alia sai kona-ba dezigualdade no instituisaun sira ne'ebé represiva. Ha'u hetan inspirasaun husi ema hirak-ne'e nia korajen, klareza no prinsípiu forte, inklui ema balu ne'ebé joven tebes, tanba sira hamriik pasifikamente, hodi hadi'ak erru sira husi ita-nia tempu, no kria liberdade no justisa ne'ebé boot liu. Sira mak tane aas daudaun direitus umanus ho ezemplu reál.

Ema sira ne'ebé halo polítika iha fatin hotu-hotu tenke rona sira-nia lian. No nu'udar resposta, sira tenke prepara polítika sira ne'ebé efetivu liu no bazeia ba prinsípiu forte.

Ita hotu-hotu iha direitu atu moris livre husi diskriminasaun bazeia ba razaun naran de'it. Ita hotu-hotu iha direitu hodi hetan asesu ba edukasaun, kuidadu saúde, oportunidade ekonómika no nivel moris ne'ebé di'ak. Ita hotu-hotu iha direitu atu partisipa iha desizaun sira ne'ebé afeta ita-nia moris. Kestaun ne'e afeta ita-nia futuru, ita-nia maneira buka moris, ita-nia liberdade, ita-nia seguransa no ita-nia ambiente. No la'ós de'it ita-nia futuru, maibé futuru ba ita-nia oan, no bee-oan sira.

Ita tenke halo mobilizasaun iha mundu tomak – ho dame no podér – hodi avansa mundu ida ne'ebé tane aas ema hotu-hotu nia direitu sira, dignidade no opsaun. Ema sira ne'ebé foti desizaun komprende momoos vizaun ida-ne'e iha 1948. Seráke sira komprende agora? Ha'u enkoraja lider sira iha mundu tomak atu hatudu lideransa loloos no vizaun ba tempu naruk no ignora interese polítika iha nivel nasionál ne'ebé kloot, hodi tane aas ema hotu-hotu nia interese, inklui sira-nia an rasik no sira-nia jerasaun.

 

Equator Prize 2020 - Call for Nominations

Equator Prize 2020 - Call for Nominations

A global search for local nature-based solutions for sustainable development

The Equator Initiative announces a global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2020. The prize will be awarded to outstanding local community and indigenous peoples’ initiatives that advance nature-based solutions for sustainable development. The winners will join a prestigious network of 245 leading community-based organizations from 81 countries that have been awarded the Equator Prize since 2002. Each Equator Prize winner will receive USD 10,000 and will be supported to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France, in June 2020.

The Equator Prize 2020 nomination process will offer community-based initiatives the opportunity to share their work on the Equator Initiative’s web portal of local nature-based solutions for sustainable development. The platform connects communities around the world and shares local solutions that work for people and planet. Participation in this platform is optional when submitting nominations for the Equator Prize.

Nature for Life

This year’s Equator Prize will recognize innovative initiatives from local communities and indigenous peoples that demonstrate exceptional achievements in the area of nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Winning initiatives will be honored for their successes in protecting, restoring and/or sustainably managing biodiversity for positive development outcomes. 
Thematic priorities include:

  • Nature for Prosperity. Protection, restoration and/or sustainable management of terrestrial or marine ecosystems, biodiversity, and/or wildlife that enables sustainable and green livelihoods, enterprises and jobs; including indigenous economies.
  • Nature for Water. Protection, restoration and/or sustainable management of ecosystems for water security 
  • Nature for Climate. Protection, restoration and/or sustainable management of ecosystems that help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and/or help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Special consideration will be given to nominees working on ecosystem intactness and integrity, advocacy for land and water rights, social and environmental justice, and gender equality.

In addition, the activities of successful nominees should deliver on several Sustainable Development Goals simultaneously. For example, initiatives may improve food security, reduce poverty and inequality, or provide access to clean water.

Local communities from rural areas in 146 countries are eligible for nomination. Nominations are open to indigenous peoples’ groups from any country, operating in rural areas. For full eligibility requirements and selection criteria, please click here.

Submit nominations for the Equator Prize 2020

To access the online nomination system, please visit prize.equatorinitiative.org. Nominations may be submitted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.

Nominations must be submitted by 9 January 2020.

 

For any questions, please contact:

Equator Initiative
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Vijay Trivedy: Where did I go, what did I do and what did I learn in Timor-Leste?

 

Vijay is an international volunteer who spent two months working with the ERA Agro-Forestry project of International Labour Organization (ILO) in Timor-Leste and supporting the National Olympic Committee as a hockey coach. Let's hear what he thinks about this two-month volunteering experience.

Kontaktu Ami

UN House, Caicoli Street
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E-mail: info@un.org.tl