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17 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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2 August 2017

Australia: Campaigners express alarm over exploitation of Pacific Islander seasonal farm workers

Author: Ben Doherty, Guardian

"Hungry, poor, exploited: alarm over Australia's import of farm workers", 3 August 2017...

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10 November 2014

East Timor: Gender gap narrowing in education, employment & politics, but more efforts needed to increase women’s participation in labour - report

Author: Asian Development Bank, Government of Timor-Leste, UN Women

“Timor-Leste’s Gender Gap Narrowing in Education, Employment—New Report”, 7 November 2014 Timor-Leste’s gender gap has narrowed in education, employment and political influence, but significant challenges remain in achieving gender equality on a range...

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23 October 2013

A taste of things to come for subsistence coffee farmers in Timor-Leste

Author: Mary O’ Shea, Irish Times

…[A] disproportionate percentage of coffee farmers in Timor-Leste live below the poverty line…Using the proceeds from coffee sales, CCT [Co-operativa Café Timor] has established Clinic Café Timor, a rural healthcare network of seven clinics and 24...

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8 September 2013

Draft Mining Law consultation starts [East Timor]

Author: La'o Hamutuk

Timor-Leste's Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources…has been talking with people around the country about a proposed law and code to license and regulate mining operations...La'o Hamutuk is circulating the draft law…and…encourage[s] people to...

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23 May 2013

Up to 10,000 face relocation in Timor Leste - Airport expansion planned as ASEAN membership nears

Author: Thomas Ora, ucanews.com

The Timor Leste government’s plan to expand a major airport in Dili might sound good for the development of the new nation preparing for ASEAN membership, but relocation looms for thousands of villagers. Up to 10,780 people living in four villages...

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1 May 2013

Questions over East Timor land for petroleum development

Author: ABC Radio Australia

[TimorGap] has signed its first exploration joint venture agreement…[a]nd the government has secured the land for the start of its onshore processing base. Landowners have agreed to hand over more than 11-hundred hectares for a ten per cent share of...

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29 April 2013

FA Suspects Workers Don’t Complain Due to Company Pressure [East Timor]

Author: Dili Weekly (East Timor)

The Alola Foundation suspects that workers are being pressured into holding back complaints about their employers out of fear of losing their jobs. The Executive Director of the Alola Foundation (FA)…said there are many complaints regarding the...

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20 March 2013

Calls for sustainable growth amid Pacific mining boom

Author: Jemima Garrett, Pacific Beat, Radio Australia

…Pacific Island ministers and development experts have called on governments to ensure mining companies respect the environment and comply with international transparency standards. More than 60 participates...from eight countries attended a high-level...

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17 March 2013

Fiji: UNDP conference discusses environmental & social issues in region's extractive industry

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