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Crown Prince Haakon to visit Timor-Leste

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will visit Timor-Leste on the 5rd to 7th February 2015 in his capacity as UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador, with a particular focus on the MDGs.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon was appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador in 2003, and as part of his agenda to raise awareness about the MDGs and UNDP’s role in the achievement of these, he has visited several UNDP country offices with the objective to learn about UNDP’s work and to help communicate to a broad audience the challenges and achievements in achieving the MDGs. He has previously visited Tanzania, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Burundi, Mongolia, Botswana, and Zambia.

The visit to Timor-Leste will provide the Crown Prince Haakon with the opportunity to witness first-hand UNDP’s operation and programmes at the country level and to gain insight into the contributions the organization is making to Timor-Leste.

A core objective is for him to personally meet programme beneficiaries in rural and urban areas and to be able to have discussions with people at the grassroots level, in particular youth. He will meet community members in Ermera and Liquica, and will meet students from various universities in a public lecture to be held on his last day of the visit.

For more information, please contact
Felisberta Da Silva, Communications Analyst, UNDP at
+670-7732-7211 / 78019653 or

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UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

In Timor-Leste, UNDP provides technical advice and assistance to build strong and capable public institutions at national and sub-national levels in justice, parliament, human rights, anti-corruption, police, economic development, environmental management and disaster risk management that bring development, peace and justice to the population and reach out to the poor and vulnerable sections of society.




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