Timor-Leste

Population

1,291,358

Population 0‑14

40.9%

Internet Users

25.2%

Facebook Users

340,000

Mobile Subscribers

1,492,124
* Statistics provided by CIA.gov, Internet World Stats and GSMA Intellligence

Australia Awards

This program within the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides scholarships to Timorese citizens who want to earn their Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in Australia. Specifically, they provide scholarships to those who want to study any of the following fields that have been deemed needed by the Timor-Leste and Australian government: Education & Training, Health, Private Sector Development, Agriculture & Rural Development, Infrastructure, Tourism & Hospitality, and Community & Social Development.

EAC-UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education Strengthening Education Systems for Out of School Children

This project in partnership with UNESCO and EAC aims to improve the education system for Out of School Children, or OOSC, and give them a better start in life.

INTERPOL

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Its mission is to enable police forces to collaborate globally to fight crime in the Internet age. Three areas of focus are crimes against children (with a focus on internet crimes and travelling sex offenders), cybercrime and human trafficking.

UNICEF Timor Leste

Since 2002, UNICEF has been in partnership with Timor Leste to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children to survival, development, protection, and participation. UNICEF works in part with the Timor Leste government, development partners, and civil society.

Meta-survey on the Use of Technologies in Education in Asia and the Pacific (2003)

Glen Farrell, Cédric Wachholz

This study identifies and analyses the different practices in the use of ICTs in education in Asia and the Pacific. it discusses countries’ policies, challenges and successful ICT integration in the region.

2016 - The Draft Law on Child Protection is approved by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. This law will promote children’s rights and protection of at-risk children.

2017 - The Timor-Leste Government launches the National Action Plan for Children 2016-2020, a plan that establishes steps to ensure that children are living in healthy environments with access to education, nutrition, and the opportunity to participate and be protected by their rights as citizens.

Also in 2017, the National Action Plan Against Gender Based Violence is launched; the goal of this plan is to “reduce and ultimately eliminate gender based violence that affects women, men and children in our communities through a coordinated, multi-sectoral approach.”