01 July 2014
Meeting of the Timor-Leste Council of Ministers of 24 June 24 2014
1. Draft Resolution for the ratification of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation
This diploma aims the ratification of the multilateral agreement, establishing the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Timor-Leste finished the international binding process of the State to the ILO in 2003, through the formal acceptance of the rights and the obligation of its Constitution, as a constitutive multilateral agreement. However, despite this international binding of the State, according to the provisions of the Constitution of the ILO, it should now be completed the internal procedure for the due ratification of the Constitution of the ILO, according to this Draft- Resolution, being submitted to the National Parliament.
2. Draft-Resolution for the approval of the Agreement between the Government of Timor-Leste and the Government of the People’s Republic of China to Visa Waver to the Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports
Visa exemption on diplomatic and official passports between the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste aims to facilitate the work of their due officers and diplomatic officials.
This visa exemption will be valid for entry, permanence and movement, in both countries, for a period not exceeding 30 days.
3. Government Resolution approving the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the People’s Republic of China
This diploma follows the signature, on April 2014, of the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the People’s Republic of China.
This agreement aims the promotion of economic and technical cooperation between both countries, through the provision by the Government of the People's Republic of China of a donation of sixty million Yuans Renminbi to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
4. Decree-Law approving the Statute of the Archive and Museum of the Timorese Resistance
This diploma approves the Statute of the Archive and Museum of the Timorese Resistance. This Public Institute is endowed of administrative, technical and financial autonomy and its own heritage.
The Archive and Museum of the Timorese Resistance (AMTR) was established in 2005, with the primary mission of preserving, enhancing and promoting the memory of the Resistance and the culture of the Timorese people, as well as the national historical heritage.
The Council of Ministers also analysed:
1. Initial National Communication of Timor-Leste, in the aim of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The introduction of this document follows the ratification, by Timor-Leste, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from October 2006 and the Kyoto Protocol on the UNFCCC, from October 2008. According to the UNFCCC, Timor-Leste has an obligation to submit its Initial National Communication to the Convention of the Parties (CoP). The document started being developed with the collaboration of a group of interveners, amongst local government institutions, representatives from the academic world and non-governmental organizations.
The Initial National Communication includes recommendations that reflect a careful study on climate situation in Timor-Leste, which, as the Prime Minister refers on the foreword of the document, “serve as key instruments to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies, being also a mechanism that allows the opening to political dialogue and raises public awareness on climate change''. Source: Presidency of the Council of Ministers V Constitutional Government 17 June 2014 Press Release http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=10197&lang=en