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"Pact of National Unity: Convinced of the need to create and maintain an atmosphere of peace and stability as primary grounds for the sustainable development of East Timor; Considering the principles consecrated in the Magna Carta approved at the First National Convention of East Timor, which took place in 1998, in Peniche, Portugal; Conscious of the need to assure an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust ... "
See also:

Tetum: Jul 8 Pacto Unidade Nacional Nian  Text
Jul 10 STL: Fr Martinho Gusmao: No figure more central than Xanana  News from ETimor
Jul 9 STL: National Unity Pact signed  News from ETimor
BD: Peoples' Participation - A collection of recent media releases, reports and articles

Signed by all parties except PARENTIL and PNT

Pact of National Unity

Convinced of the need to create and maintain an atmosphere of peace and stability as primary grounds for the sustainable development of East Timor;

Considering the principles consecrated in the Magna Carta approved at the First National Convention of East Timor, which took place in 1998, in Peniche, Portugal;

Conscious of the need to assure an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust

The representatives of the political parties signing this Pact have commited themselves to:

1. Accept unconditionally the results of the Popular Consultation of August 30th 1999, as an expression of the unequivocal will of the East Timorese people to attain their independence;

2. Respect the results of the elections for the Constituent Assembly, to take place on August 30th 2001, pursuant to the electoral legislation in force;

3. Defend the principles of non-violence by fostering dialogue, a culture of tolerance and mutual respect, and observe the principles of good citizenship and social conviviality;

4. Disseminate the practice of non-violence in relations between political parties, and appeal to the members and the supporters of the political parties and the population not to resort to physical or verbal aggression, instead promoting the accomplishment of peaceful and orderly electoral campaign;

5. Defend multi-party democracy, respecting the rights of all legally established parties;

6. Defend peace and stability, by means of a process of national reconciliation based or justice and the respect for human dignity;

7. Defend the integrity of the national territory in all of its components;

8. Promote national unity searching for concrete solutions in favour of social and economic development aimed at fulfilling the material and spiritual needs of the East Timorese people;

9. Promote equality of rights and the principles of non-discrimination and non-exclusion, specifically with regards to place of residence, economic and social status, political beliefs, religion and gender, in order to build a broad consensus and ground for understanding;

10. Promote the principles of social solidarity, with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable groups, such as widows, orphans, the disabled, those injured in war and the members of the resistance;

11. Reject funds coming from foreign countries, associations, groups and individuals that are contrary to the independence of East Timor;

12. Recognize the East Timor Defence Force (Forcas de Defesa de Timor Leste - FDTL), established by UNTAET, as the embryonic future national armed force;

13. Defend the Constitution to be approved by the Constituent Assembly to be elected on August 30 2001;

14. Raise the awareness of as many people as possible of the Pact of National Unity.

This Pact of National Unity shall be in force from the date signed by the leaders of the undersigned political parties until the promulgation of the Constitution of East Timor
 

Dili, July 8th 2001
 

APODETI Pro-Refrendum AssociaçaoPopularDemocráticadeTimor Pró-Refrendum

ASDT Associação Sosial Demokrata Timorense

FRETILIN Frente Revolucianário de Timor Leste Independente

KOTA Klibur Oan Timor Aswa’in

PD Partido Demokrático

PDC Partido Demokrata Cristão

PDM Partido Democrático Maubere

PL Partai Liberal

PPT Partido de Povo de Timor

PSD Partido Social Democrata Timor Lorosa’e

PST Partido Socialista de Timor

PTT Partido Trabalhista Timorense

UDC/PDC União Democratica Cristão

UDT União Democrática Timorense
 

Sasin sira: [witnessed by:]
Dom Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo
Dom Basilio do Nascimento
José Ramos Horta
Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão
Sergio Vieira de Mello

[Signed by all parties except PARENTIL and PNT]


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Tetum
Jul 8 Pacto Unidade Nacional Nian  Text added Sep 1
"Pacto Unidade Nacional Nian: Hatene tiha ona katak iha necessidade atu hamoris no kuda dame no hakmatek iha ita nia let hanesan alicerce fundamental ida hatu haburas Timor Lorosae; Hare ba principios lulik sutar makna nian nebe maka hetan provação huso convencão ba dala uluk iha tinan 1998 iha Piniche Portugal; Hatene tiha ona katak iha necicidade atu kuda iha ita nian let respeita malu no fiar malu; ... " APODETI Pro-Refrendum; ASDT Associação Sosial Demokrata Timorense; FRETILIN Frente Revolucianário de Timor Leste Independente; KOTA Klibur Oan Timor Aswa’in; PD Partido Demokrático; PDC Partido Demokrata Cristão; PDM Partido Democrático Maubere; PL Partai Liberal; PPT Partido de Povo de Timor; PSD Partido Social Democrata Timor Lorosa’e; PST Partido Socialista de Timor; PTT Partido Trabalhista Timorense; UDC/PDC União Democratica Cristão; UDT União Democrática Timorense. [Partidu ida-idak tau asinatura sira-nian iha lia-kotun. Maibé PARENTIL no PNT la tau asinatura.]

Bahasa Indonesia:
Sep 10 Teks Pakta Persatuan Nasional (ditanda tangani 8 July 2001)  Terjemahan di tambahkan tanggal 10 Sep
"Pakta Persatuan Nasional: Yakin bahwa ada keperluan untuk menciptakan dan memelihara suasana yang damai dan stabil sebagai dasar pertama untuk pembangunan berkelanjutan Timor Lorosa'e; Mengingat primsip2 mentahbiskan dalam Magna Carta yang disetujui dalam Konvensi Nasional Timor Timur dalam Pengasingan yang pertama diadakan di Peniche, Portugal, tertanggal 25 April 1998; Menyadari kebutuhan menjaminkan suasana penghormatan dan kepercayaan satu sama lain; ... " APODETI Pro-Refrendum; ASDT Associação Sosial Demokrata Timorense; FRETILIN Frente Revolucianário de Timor Leste Independente; KOTA Klibur Oan Timor Aswa’in; PD Partido Demokrático; PDC Partido Demokrata Cristão; PDM Partido Democrático Maubere; PL Partai Liberal; PPT Partido de Povo de Timor; PSD Partido Social Democrata Timor Lorosa’e; PST Partido Socialista de Timor; PTT Partido Trabalhista Timorense; UDC/PDC União Democratica Cristão; UDT União Democrática Timorense. [Pakta ini ditandatagani, kapada taggal 8 July 2001 oleh semua partai polik Timor Lorosa'e, kecuali PARENTIL dan PNT.]

Jul 10 STL: Fr Martinho Gusmao: No figure more central than Xanana  News from ETimor added July 18
“When Fretilin signed the National Unity Pact, the crowd just applauded. ... The emotion was because Fretilin was the party that fought to free Timor Lorosae in the former CNRT, ... Bishop Belo is behaving like a political figure, while Xanana is taking more of a moral stance, ... In our society we can go on talking about democracy. But for democracy in Timor Lorosae, I will choose Xanana Gusmao.” Father Martinho Gusmao, President of the Baucau Diocese Youth Commission

Jul 9 STL: National Unity Pact signed  News from ETimor added July 11
"The long-awaited National Unity Pact was at least signed by 14 political parties last night. Only two parties opted to stay out of it ­ the National Party of Timor (PNT) and National Republic Party of Timor Leste (Parentil). ... Political parties that signed the National Unity Pact will be bound by 14 clauses. The most important clause is that all parties must accept unconditionally the results of the UN-supported popular consultation on 30 August 1999, whereby the Timorese overwhelmingly voted to separate from Indonesia. ... Also, all the political parties, in the pact, agreed to refrain from violence ... " Suara Timor Lorosae

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