TIMOR-LESTE NATIONAL DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT POLICY 2023 – 2027
23 August 2022
This policy is the first ever Timor-Leste National Diaspora Engagement Policy. The policy responds to the growing appreciation from the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) of the layered impacts that Timorese communities abroad play in both the wellbeing of Timor-Leste and the continued wellbeing of Timorese people abroad. As a young nation, this policy marks a watershed intervention by positioning the Timorese diaspora not only as a critical agent of socio-economic development in Timor-Leste but as a key ally in the advancement of Timor-Leste as a global, outwardly connected nation.