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Learn More About East Timor

After the Independence Day celebrations, there is a lot of work to be done in East Timor. While the U.N. will remain in East Timor, its role will be limited. The new government will be responsible for ensuring the stability and security of the country. It is hoped that East Timor will serve as a model for the eradication of poverty and illiteracy, and for the eradication of underlying reasons for conflict.

To learn more about East Timor, the U.N.'s efforts in transitioning the government to the East Timorese, and the organizations that are helping to ensure this success, visit the resources below:

United Nations Foundation
Support of U.N. and U.N. causes

Special report on East Timor
Celebrate the birth of a nation

Grassroots International: A new nation
Provide financial and material support for community-led development

Human Rights Watch
Defending human rights worldwide

Community Aid Abroad

Relief Web East Timor
Updates from aid agencies, U.N., and other sources on humanitarian and reconstruction activities

Struggle for East Timor
From Mother Jones magazine

UN News Centre
News from the United Nations

U.N. Refugee Agency

United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor
Press briefings, official U.N. documents and resolutions, photos

East Timor's Struggle for Independence

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