Government of Timor-Leste, UN System, and Partners Jointly Celebrate UN Day 2023
27 October 2023
Dili, TIMOR-LESTE, October 24, 2023: The United Nations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, along with representatives from Diplomatic Missions and development partners, celebrated United Nations Day in Timor-Leste. This annual observance marks the establishment of the United Nations.
As a member of the United Nations since 2002, Timor-Leste is dedicated to advancing the three pillars of the United Nations: peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development. It continues to collaborate with other Member States, upholding multilateralism and fostering global cooperation on the international stage.
In the words of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, "The United Nations is a reflection of the world as it is—and an aspiration of the world we know it can be. It is our responsibility to help build that world of peace, sustainable development, and human rights for all."
The UN Day celebration in Timor-Leste took place in the courtyard of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, featuring President of the Republic, His Excellency Jose Ramos Horta as the keynote speaker. The event included a message from UN Resident Coordinator Funmi Balogun and remarks by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation H.E. Bendito Soares.
The reception concluded with a musical performance symbolizing the partnership and trust between the Government of Timor-Leste and the United Nations System in advancing development cooperation, peace, and prosperity.