East Timor Nowhttp://easttimornow.com.au/photo-review.aspxen-AU11th July 2009/photo-review/11th-july-2009.aspxTue, 11 Aug 2009 17:25:34Timorese athletes are currently participating in the Lusophone Games held from 11-19 July in Lisbon, Portugal. First held in Macau in 2006, the Games gather 1,300 athletes from 12 countries and territories. The competition is an initiative of the eight-nation Community of Portuguese Language Countries. /photo-review/11th-july-2009.aspx12th February 2009/photo-review/12th-february-2009.aspxWed, 12 Aug 2009 22:42:14The use of traditional justice to punish crime, resolve problems and settle disputes is common through Timor-Leste. The Government, with the support of UNMIT and the UNDP Justice Program, is looking at creating a framework which may incorporate links between traditional mechanisms and the formal justice system. /photo-review/12th-february-2009.aspx19th April 2008/photo-review/19th-april-2008.aspxTue, 25 Aug 2009 10:39:17During HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco's visit to Same dressed in traditional clothes, he visits the Rainier III Maternity clinic and meets with the families who benefited from the clinic. Local people from Same dress in traditional clothes for the visitors. This man wears the Manu Fulun headdress made of rooster feathers./photo-review/19th-april-2008.aspx26th March 2008/photo-review/26th-march-2008.aspxWed, 2 Sep 2009 18:17:58Maize and rice are two important determinants of household food security in Timor-Leste. While rice is preferred by most Timorese, the lack of suitable land for cultivation together with low rainfall makes maize easier to grow. Nationwide, maize covers the largest area of any crop. The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation has distributed a high-yield variety of maize seed to 20,000 families to increase production and to improve general food security./photo-review/26th-march-2008.aspx1st June 2009/photo-review/1st-june-2009.aspxWed, 2 Sep 2009 18:19:48Nations around the world today will consider the safety and health of their young on International Children’s Day. With one of the youngest populations in the world, Timor-Leste is looking to safeguard its young against preventable diseases. The Government today launched a National Immunisation Campaign supported by UNICEF and WHO providing measles vaccinations and vitamin A supplements for all children, and tetanus vaccinations and iron supplements for older girls./photo-review/1st-june-2009.aspx2nd January 2009/photo-review/2nd-january-2009.aspxWed, 2 Sep 2009 18:21:33Egrets gliding over the small body of water in Tasi-tolu, Dili. The Tasi-tolu lake includes three permanent shallow saline lakes and a hinterland dominated by Eucalyptus savanna. Tasi-tolu is one of the most important wetlands in Timor-Leste. An impressive 45 waterbirds have been identified to date in this area. /photo-review/2nd-january-2009.aspx17th November 2008/photo-review/17th-november-2008.aspxWed, 2 Sep 2009 18:22:54The Kulu fruit, (Breadfruit) is native to the Pacific Islands. The English name of this fruit is derived from its extremely high starch content. Common throughout Timor-Leste, Kulus are eaten as a snack. They can be boiled, fried or baked over an open fire, and are often eaten with a mixture of salt and chilli. In Timor-Leste, there are three types of this fruit known as Kulu Baka, Kulu Jaka and Kulu Kesa (pictured). /photo-review/17th-november-2008.aspx7th April 2009/photo-review/7th-april-2009.aspxWed, 2 Sep 2009 18:24:14For the young in Timor-Leste, the future holds both promise and challenge. The opportunities available to them tomorrow will largely be determined by decisions made today. Timor-Leste is committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by the target date of 2015. The second MDG Report, recently released, highlights the progress the nation has thus far made in achieving the targets, while acknowledging the many steps that are still needed./photo-review/7th-april-2009.aspx8th May 2007/photo-review/8th-may-2007.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 10:57:57/photo-review/8th-may-2007.aspx30th July 2008/photo-review/30th-july-2008.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 10:59:17/photo-review/30th-july-2008.aspx31st July 2008/photo-review/31st-july-2008.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:01:12The park was inaugurated 1 August 2008. It protects extensive coral reefs and one of the largest remaining intact examples of tropical lowland and moonsoon rainforest in the region./photo-review/31st-july-2008.aspx13th July 2008/photo-review/13th-july-2008.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:06:24From the east to the west coast of this mountainous island, many different ethnicities make up the unique Timorese identity. The early Austronesians (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuans, Chinese, Indians and Europeans have all added to the wonderfully diverse cultural mix. The people of all lands are remembered as part of the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous People celebrated on August 9 each year. /photo-review/13th-july-2008.aspx10th October 2008/photo-review/10th-october-2008.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:07:38Woman in a very happy mood in Dili beside graffiti representing the sun. Today is World Mental Health Day. In his message to mark the Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said mental health is essential for personal well-being, family relationships, and an individual’s ability to contribute to society. He called for mental health awareness to be integrated into all aspects of health and social policy, health-system planning, and general health care. "Let us recognise that there can be no health without mental health," he said. /photo-review/10th-october-2008.aspx10th September 2007/photo-review/10th-september-2007.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:09:00/photo-review/10th-september-2007.aspx12th November 2008/photo-review/12th-november-2008.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:10:31The traditional Manu Fulun headdress characterised by rooster feathers is commonly worn throughout Timor-Leste by men. The Manu Fulun is worn during important occasions, to receive guests or when performing the traditional ceremonies./photo-review/12th-november-2008.aspx12th September 2007/photo-review/12th-september-2007.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:12:03Woman carrying water pots on her head during market in Oecussi./photo-review/12th-september-2007.aspx3rd July 2009/photo-review/3rd-july-2009.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:13:45With one of the world’s youngest populations, the opportunities provided to the youth of Timor-Leste today will have a direct bearing on the quality of tomorrow’s leadership. UNICEF is supporting the Government to establish a Youth Parliament set to be launched in September. The parliament will be an important leadership platform, allowing young people a voice in the development of their nation. The Youth Parliament will be composed of 130 young parliamentarians./photo-review/3rd-july-2009.aspx20th December 2007/photo-review/20th-december-2007.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:14:34Young student coming from school near Mehara village on the road to Los Palos./photo-review/20th-december-2007.aspx29th December 2008/photo-review/29th-december-2008.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:17:10An unroasted coffee bean is simply the pit of a cherry-like fruit. Coffee cherries turn bright red when they are ripe and ready to pick. The fruit is found in clusters along the branches of the tree. While the skin of a coffee cherry is thick and bitter, the fruit beneath it is intensely sweet and has the texture of a grape. Coffee is the main agricultural export of Timor-Leste. /photo-review/29th-december-2008.aspx4th August 2009/photo-review/4th-august-2009.aspxThu, 3 Sep 2009 11:18:53Humans have long harnessed the radiant light and heat of the sun. As a source of clean, renewable and inexhaustible energy, it is hard to find an alternative to solar power. On the sun-drenched island of Timor-Leste, solar power makes both economic and environmental sense. UNICEF supports the use of solar energy by providing solar panels to health clinics throughout the country./photo-review/4th-august-2009.aspx4th February 2009/photo-review/4th-february-2009.aspxFri, 4 Sep 2009 11:23:41A third of Timorese households depend exclusively on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) distributes rice seeds as part of their broader program to improve the food security of vulnerable households. In January this year, FAO distributed 200 tons of high-quality rice seeds to 13 districts for the planting season between February to May. It is expected that over 10,000 households will benefit from the seeds. /photo-review/4th-february-2009.aspx24th December 2008/photo-review/24th-december-2008.aspxFri, 4 Sep 2009 11:28:16A fisherman throws his net early in the morning at Wataboo beach in Baucau. Situated on the "Tasi Feto", the Northern shore, Pantai Wataboo is situated in Osolata, 5 km downhill from Baucau city. Next to a fishing village and lined with coconut palms, this used to be Baucau's port. The abandoned customs house still fronts the beach./photo-review/24th-december-2008.aspx26th December 2008/photo-review/26th-december-2008.aspxFri, 4 Sep 2009 11:29:55island of Jaco across Tutuala beach as part of Nino Konis Santana National Park Timor-Leste. /photo-review/26th-december-2008.aspx12th August 2008/photo-review/12th-august-2008.aspxFri, 4 Sep 2009 11:35:15/photo-review/12th-august-2008.aspx