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East Timorese - International Partnerships:

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(East Timor info on the sites listed below is updated irregularly and may not be current)

Up-Dated: July 14, 2004

NEW = Added to BACK DOOR Website since last Monday's Emailout

List of 120 registered International NGOs working in East Timor:
Link updated July 14, 2004

Networks, Peak bodies &/or Umbrella agencies focused on East Timor
International Federation for East Timor
Free East Timor! Japan Coalition
Tokyo East Timor Association
TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign
Asia Pacific Support Collective Timor Lorosa’e (APSC-TL)
Asia-Pacific Coalition for East Timor (APCET)
Konferensi Pembangunan Berkelanjutan di Timor Lorosa'e
The Conference on Sustainable Development
Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP)
La'o Hamutuk: East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis
Other Networks, Peak bodies, Umbrella agencies
Catholic Institute for International Relations
El Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados (JRS): Accompañar, Servir, Defender
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS): To accompany, To serve, To advocate
New Internationalist Publications
Amnesty International
Centre On Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
World Council of Churches

Networks, Peak bodies &/or Umbrella agencies:
(solely focused on a partnership with East Timor & possibly Indonesia)

International Federation for East Timor  Updated Sep 14 2001
The International Federation for East Timor was founded in 1991 by East Timor solidarity groups from four continents as a clearinghouse for non-governmental organization (NGO) initiatives on East Timor and to support those initiatives, particularly in United Nations fora. IFET is accredited with the U.N. Department of Public Information and has a U.N. Representative in New York. Our secretariat is in the Philippines. IFET participates in U.N. hearings and conferences, supplies analyses and statements to the media, and lobbies the U.N.-Portugal-Indonesia East Timor talks to ensure that the human and political rights of the East Timorese people
are respected. IFET selected, trained and sent the largest number of international observers to the UN-conducted popular referendum in 1999.
Email Charlie Scheiner:  Homepage:

Free East Timor! Japan Coalition  Updated Sep 17, 2001
Free East Timor! Japan Coalition, established in 1986. The Free East Timor! Japan Coalition functioned as the first secretariat of the International Federation for East Timor, which was established in 1991 and accredited with the United Nations Office of Public Information.
Includes: Sapporo East Timor Association; Sendai East Timor Group; Tokyo East Timor Association; East Timor Aid-Shinshu; Nagoya YWCA East Timor Issues Group; Osaka East Timor Association; Okayama Group to Listen to the Voice of East Timor; Zentsuji East Timor Solidarity Group; Kure YWCA; Shimonoseki East Timor Group; Oita Group to Look at the Relation between Asia and Japan; Nagasaki East Timor Solidarity Group; Japan Catholic Peace and Justice Conference.
Contact info: co Osaka East Timor Association, 6F, Kokubunji-bulg. 1-7-14 Kokubunji, Kita-ku, Osaka, 531-0064, Japan.
Tel&Fax: +81-6-6354-6620 E-mail: (co Akihisa Matsuno)
Webs in Japanese language:
Free East Timor! Japan Coalition page
Timor Lorosae Information Page
# La'o Hamutuk Bulletin Japanese version is available, except for 2-2.

Tokyo East Timor Association  Updated Sep 17, 2001
Tokyo East Timor Association, established 1988. A member of Free East Timor! Japan Coalition. Involved mainly in advocacy and campaign. Issues a newsletter 2 to 4 time a year.
Contact: Tel:+81-3-5227-7097 E-mail: (co Kyo Kageura)

TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign  Up-dated Nov 9, 2001
Defending victims of oppression in Indonesia and East Timor, 1973-2001
TAPOL - which means political prisoner in Indonesian - is a leading English language authority campaigning on the human rights situation in Indonesia and East Timor. Estab in 1973, TAPOL has depended on networking with organisations in Indonesia, with NGOs in the UK and with solidarity groups around the world.
TAPOL produces the bi-monthly TAPOL Bulletin; occasional reports and briefing papers and other publications. Australian subscribers to TAPOL Bulletin may pay in A$ to: TAPOL (Australia) PO Box 121, Clifton Hill, Vic 3068 Rates for Individuals A$45, Unwaged A$22, Institutions A$80
Contact TAPOL: 111 Northwood Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 8HW, UK; Tel +44 020 8771 2904 fax +44 020 8653 0322
Email:  Homepage:  ET Webpage:

Asia Pacific Support Collective Timor Lorosa’e (APSC-TL)  Updated Oct 27, 2001
PO Box 115 Dili Timor Lorosa’e
Office tel/fax +670-390-321030, mobile phones: 0409-193242 (Jude Conway), 0417-886792 (Beba Sequeira)
Email: Homepage:

Asia-Pacific Coalition for East Timor (APCET)  Updated Oct 31, 2001
APCET is a coalition formed in Manila in 1994 to support the self-determination of East Timor. APCET has at present 17 affiliates from Asia-Pacific countries.
27-D Galaxy St., GSIS Heights, Matina 8000 Davao City, Philippines
Telefax: (63)(82) 299-2052 Tel: (63)(82) 299-2574

Bahasa Indonesia:
Konferensi Pembangunan Berkelanjutan di Timor Lorosa'e (25-31 Jan 2001)  Updated Sep 17, 2001
Konferensi ini mengusulkan agar definisi yang sudah diakui dunia internasional tentang pembangunan berkelanjutan akan dipakai di Timor Lorosa’e, yaitu: “pembangunan yang memenuhi kebutuhan-kebutuhan generasi sekarang tanpa mengurangi kemampuan generasi yang akan datang untuk memenuhi kebutuhan-kebutuhan mereka”. Pembangunan berkelanjutan menjawab keterkaitannya antara lingkungan hidup, ekonomi dan kesejahteraan sosial. ... Kemajuan hanya dapat dicapai apabila ada keberanian untuk mengambil tindakan. Tindakan-tindakan untuk memulai penerapanpembangunan berkelanjutan sebaiknya dimulai hari ini, dan sebaiknya tidak ditunda-tunda untuk dilakukan suatu saat nanti di masa depan.
Alamat: C/- Timor Aid PO Box 651 Nightcliff NT 0814 Australia
Kontak Person: Carrie Deutsch ph 0438 003 037 Email:
Download laporan lengkap konferensi [PDF and zip]:
Lihat juga:
Jan 25-31 KPB: Pembangunan Berkelanjutan di Timor Lorosa’e:
Jan 25-31 KPB: REKOMENDASI: Pembangunan Berkelanjutan di Timor Lorosa’e:
Jan 25-31 KPB: Dokumen berikut adalah ringkasan hasil-hasil lokakarya:

The Conference on Sustainable Development  Updated Sep 17, 2001
Initiated by Jose Ramos Horta and Timor Aid, East Timor’s first major conference on Sustainable Development took place over a 7 day period from the 25th to the 31st of January, 2001. It addressed a comprehensive range of sustainable development issues, and resulted in important recommendations to ensure the implementation of sustainable development in East Timor. More than 800 people participated in the conference including people from at least 6 districts, 3 Cabinet Members and 37 international guests. Seventy five percent of participants were East Timorese. The purpose of the Conference was to highlight the environment and to promote and facilitate dialogue about sustainable development in East Timor, so that principles of sustainable development can be incorporated in future planning.
Postal Address: C/- Timor Aid PO Box 651 Nightcliff NT 0814 Australia
Task Force for Sustainable Development in ETimor, Carrie Deutsch ph 0438 003 037 Email:
Conference Proceedings available in PDF and zip format:

See these organisations as well:

Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP)

La'o Hamutuk: East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis / Instituto Timor Lorosa’e ba Analiza no Monitoring Reconstrucao

Other Networks, Peak bodies, Umbrella agencies:

Catholic Institute for International Relations  Updated Aug 23, 2001
"Tackling the causes of poverty and injustice internationally through advocacy and skillsharing."
CIIR works with people of all faiths and none.
Work in East Timor: Since the beginning of 2000, CIIR has been operational on the ground in East Timor, with a small office in Dili. During the past year CIIR has been working to strengthen women’s organisations through advocacy capacity-building. CIIR have internationalised the campaigns of REDE, the women’s network, which recently mounted an unsuccessful campaign to have the notion of quotas for women accepted by the East Timorese National Council.
Email Catherine Scott:  Homepage:

Spanish / espanhol:
El Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados (JRS): Accompañar, Servir, Defender  Added Mar 24, 2001
El Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados es una organización católica internacional que trabaja en más de 40 países, con la misión de acompañar, servir y defender los derechos de los refugiados y desplazados forzosos. La misión confiada a JRS comprende a todos los que han sido apartados de sus hogares por los conflictos, los desastres humanitarios o las violaciones de los derechos humanos, de acuerdo con la enseñanza social católica que define como refugiado “de facto” a múltiples categorías de personas. La razón de ser de JRS está íntimamente liada a la misión de la Sociedad de Jesús (Jesuitas), a saber, el promocionar la justicia del Reino de Dios en diálogo con otras culturas y religiones.
International: CP 6139, 00195 Roma Prati, Italy. Tel: +39-06 689.77.391; Fax: +39-06 687.92.83; Email:
Asia Pacific: Tel: +66 - 2 279 1817; Tel: +66 - 2 278 4182; Fax: +66 - 2 271 3632 Email:
Para pedir información sobre JRS, diríjase a la persona de contacto del Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados en su país de residencia. La oficina internacional de JRS también tiene un servicio de información. URL:

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS): To accompany, To serve, To advocate  Added Mar 24, 2001
The JRS is an international Catholic organisation, at work in over 40 countries, including East Timor and Indonesia, with a mission is to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The mission given to JRS embraces all who are driven from their homes by conflict, humanitarian disaster or violation of human rights, following Catholic social teaching which applies the expression ‘de facto refugee’ to many related categories of people. The purpose of JRS is intimately connected with the mission of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), namely to promote the justice of God’s Kingdom, in dialogue with cultures and religions.
International: CP 6139, 00195 Roma Prati, Italy. Tel: +39-06 689.77.391; Fax: +39-06 687.92.83; Email:
Asia Pacific: Tel: +66 - 2 279 1817; Tel: +66 - 2 278 4182; Fax: +66 - 2 271 3632 Email:
Contact JRS contact person in the country where you live. The JRS International office also provides an information service. Homepage:  Timor alerts:

New Internationalist Publications  Updated May 24, 2001
* NI produces a monthly magazine reporting on issues of world poverty and inequality. NI focuses attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations; and NI debates and campaigns for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met.
* The NI co-operative opposes all forms of oppression and campaigns for social justice worldwide, acting as a vehicle for unheard voices from the South and elsewhere.
Homepage:  Monthly magazine:  Issue focus on Indonesia (& ETimor):  ETimor Web-page:

Amnesty International  Updated Aug 13, 2001
AI is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. AI campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances"; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups. AI has around a million members and supporters in 162 countries. Activities include public demonstrations, letter-writing, human rights education, concerts, individual appeals and global campaigns on a particular issue.
Email:  Homepages: |  Indonesia Web-page:  ETimor Web-page:

Centre On Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)  Updated Apr 13, 2001
COHRE (estab. 1994) is an international, non-governmental human rights organization committed to ensuring the full enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights) for everyone, everywhere, with a particular focus on the human right to adequate housing and preventing forced evictions. COHRE is registered as a not-for-profit foundation in the Netherlands.
Coordinating Office - Asia/Pacific: 124 Napier St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia
Tel: (613) 9870 2206; 041 8176 635  Email:
International Secretariat: 83 Rue de Montbrillant, 1202 Geneva Switzerland
tel/fax: (+41 22) 7341028; 7341052; 7341057 Email:;  Homepage:

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims  Updated Mar 6, 2001
The IRCT is an independent, international health professional organization, which promotes and supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and works for the prevention of torture worldwide. IRCT carried out a national psychosocial needs assessment in East Timor in June and July 2000. See Kyodo News Service &Lancet for summaries of the findings.
Email:  Homepage:

World Council of Churches?kumenischer Rat der Kirchen -- Willkommen! | Conseil oecuménique des Eglises -- Bienvenue! | Consejo Mundial de Iglesias -- Bienvenidos!  Updated Feb 10, 2001
The WCC is a fellowship of 342 member churches in more than 120 countries on all continents, representing about 400 million Christians from virtually all Christian traditions. Founded in 1948, the WCC is built upon the foundation of encounter, dialogue and collaboration. It was formed to serve and advance the ecumenical movement - the quest for restoring the unity of the church - by encouraging in its members a common commitment to follow the gospel. The prayer of the churches which belong to the WCC is for the renewal and faithful response of the people of God in witness and service to the world. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member church but works cooperatively with the WCC. WCC staff is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Homepage:  WCC Website is in five languages: English, Dutch/Deutsch, French/Francais, Russian and Spanish/Espanol

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