Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. Atauro Island (also Ilha de Atauro, Ata'uro) is a small island situated 25km north of Dili, East Timor, on the extinct Wetar segment of the volcanic Inner Banda Arc, between the Indonesian islands of Alor and Wetar.
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Ahead of the Climate Summit, UN Chief says “No Plan B for Climate action as there is no Planet B”. Pictured, a local fishing boat, in Timore Leste, where we work with the government to respond to rising sea levels and high climatic variability threatening both growth and development. As a small island nation, potential changes in sea or ocean acidity levels will have a huge impact on the already limited resources. ©Martine Perret/UN
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Fishing off Atauro Island, Timor-Leste by United Nations Photo on Flickr.
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On the streets of Dili, the East Timorese capital, a group of young boys run a bicycle repair shop. Forty per cent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, so every extra penny is vital. Dili, East Timor, 2008. (Photo ©Progressio)
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Traditional totem houses also known as Uma Lulik (Sacred Houses)
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20 May 2014, Happy Independence Day, Timor-Leste!
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Masks from the Arte Moris art school in Timor Leste
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Ego Lemos is known as the ‘Bob Dylan of East Timor’ for his folk songs about the struggles of his young country, and the environmental and social revitalization he has helped guide. He is an increasingly well-known musician who represents his people to the world through evocative, simple folk songs that he writes and sings in his native Tetum language. #EgoLemos #TimorLeste #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...
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Fish for sale in Dili.
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Fishing off Atauro Island, Timor-Leste by United Nations Photo, via Flickr
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Fishing off Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. Boys in wooden goggles catch fish off Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. 13 November 2010. Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. Photo: United Nations.
Integration Monument in Dili that represents an angst-ridden Timorese breaking the chains of colonialism.
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Thousands of Timorese citizens celebrate the inauguration of Taur Matan Ruak, the fifth President of Timor-Leste. (May 2012) Photo: UNMIT/Martine Perret
Members of Pakistan Formed Police Unit prepare to return home after serving with UNMIT. Pakistan was among the countries contributing the largest numbers of police since the peacekeeping mission was established in 2006. (November 2012) Photo: UNMIT/Bernardino Soares #TimorLeste
Looking back at Atauro Island, 25 kilometres off the coast of Dili, Timor Leste. Photo: Lucy Rickard.
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José Ramos-Horta from East Timor shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 with Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo. Ramos-Horta has since served as President and Prime Minister of independent Timor Leste.
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The Nobel Peace Prize 1996 was awarded jointly to Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo and José Ramos-Horta "for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor"
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Despite Timor-Leste’s high expectations when it became independent from Indonesia in 2002, the country is ranked among the least developed countries in the world. It has found itself at the centre of international attention in the last decade, with one of the biggest interventions in UN history, as well as receiving amongst the highest per capita rates of bilateral assistance in the Asia-Pacific region. More info: www.cseashawaii.c...
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This book presents a history of the struggle for independence by East Timor, after it was invaded by Indonesia in 1975. The occupation, which lasted 24 years, was immediately resisted through guerrilla warfare and clandestine resistance. More info: www.cseashawaii.c...
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This book presents a history of the struggle for independence by East Timor, after it was invaded by Indonesia in 1975. The occupation, which lasted 24 years, was immediately resisted through guerrilla warfare and clandestine resistance. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/10/timor-leste-bookshelf/
This book is the first detailed account of the history of the transfer of these children to Indonesia. It is not a simple story, nor can it be depicted in black and white terms. Some children were taken against their wishes, while others were rescued from certain death. More info: www.cseashawaii.c...
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This book describes the Timorese people’s extraordinary capacity to forgive as the most surprising thing author Felix Neto encountered there, something he had never seen elsewhere, despite having witnessed a wide variety of conflicts. More info: www.cseashawaii.c...
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This book tells the story of the traumatic creation of Asia’s youngest country, East Timor, which has been struggling to rebuild itself ever since the mayhem of Indonesia’s reluctant withdrawal in 1999. The author, one of a mere handful of journalists who refused to be evacuated in the final days of the Indonesian occupation, gives a vivid first-hand account of the lives of individual Timorese during the occupation... More info: www.cseashawaii.c...