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The Need for More Funds for Reconstruction
Timór Presiza Osan Liután
Bantu uang: Rékonstruksi:

A collection of recent reports and articles on the need for greater levels of appropriate funding of reconstruction.


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Up-Dated: Jan 18, 2002

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Main Contents: BD: Financing Reconstruction in East Timor

Jan 17 Lee, McKinley King, Shaw: Asbestos problem in East Timor  Report added Jan 18
"The removal of asbestos using Australian NOHSC standard must be made a top priority. The East Timor Constituent Assembly can and is in a unique position to make UNTAET accept this fact and act on it. The cleaning up of the asbestos will be a huge task which will require additional funding from donor countries as well as additional assistance from abroad. Many organisations including trade unions in Australia would be more than happy to provide the assistance ... Finally, the clean up of the asbestos would require the importation of large quantities of disposable asbestos overalls and masks. These items could be manufactured in East Timor as a cottage industry to provide local employment." HT Lee, Julian McKinley King & Andrea Shaw

Portuguese:
Out 15 OTL: Saúde - a retirada das organizações internacionais começou  Report added Nov 1
"O sector da saúde é um dos que mais beneficiou da ajuda internacional de urgência: pessoal técnico qualificado e relativamente abundante e elevado financiamento exterior, em particular no quadro do Trust Fund; mas essa situação chega ao fim." Observatório Timor Leste

Oct 15 ETO: Health - international agencies withdrawing already  Report added Oct 30
"The health sector is one of the areas that most benefited from international emergency aid: qualified specialist workers and relatively abundant international funding, especially from the Trust Fund. However, all this is beginning to be phased out." East Timor Observatory

Sep 3 IFET Preliminary Election Observations  Report added Sep 4
"There is much that can be done to improve the working conditions and training for local staff, many who worked more than 10 hours without a break or food on election day ... Bearing in mind the total funds allocated for the election, training for East Timorese IEC [Independent Electoral Commission, UN] staff should have been better. IFET is particularly concerned that the people of East Timor had few opportunities to learn how to organize future elections on their own." International Federation for East Timor (IFET)

Jun 13 ET NGO: Donors’ Conference: Health  Paper added June 15
"Budgetary constraints are recognised as a reality, however innovative strategies are needed to effective address the critical health issues while maintaining the goal of a financially sustainable health system. The result may require additional funding in the shorter period to ensure a longer term financial sustainability." Forum Nacional ONG Timor Lorosa'e / The East Timor National NGO Forum


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