Prime Minister Dr Rui Maria de Araújo

Prime Minister
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

It is my great privilege on behalf of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to welcome you to this page dedicated to the “Global Conference on the 2030 Agenda: A Roadmap for SDGs in Fragile and Conflict-affected States” that will take place in Dili, Timor-Leste, on 22 and 23 May 2017.
This conference is very important for Timor-Leste as we are bringing to our country high-level representatives from governments, international organizations and from civil society organizations to consider the specific challenges but also the opportunities of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in fragile and conflict-affected countries.
Timor-Leste is honoured, as a post-conflict country on the path towards sustainable development, to share its own experience with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation.
Sharing our story, we humbly hope, will be part of our contribution towards the global commitment to implement the Agenda 2030 that will guarantee a better future not only for the Timorese but also everyone in our planet.
We all share the same planet and as such we are all interconnected. We share each other’s successes and failures.
I thank you for your interest in the conference as an attendee to the conference or as a visitor to this page. It is high time to gather in Dili the various champions of the SDGs to identify milestones and lessons learnt from the first two-years of SDGs implementation in fragile and conflict-affected countries.
I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country and hope to count on your continued support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda globally.
g7+ Helder da Costa, PhD
General Secretary, g7+
Dear Delegates and Participants

As a partner to the Government of Timor-Leste in co-hosting the Global Conference on the 2030 Agenda: a Roadmap for SDGs in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, the g7+ is proud to welcome you to this Conference.
As the world enters the implementation phase of the 2030 Agenda, the g7+, a group of 20 states affected by fragility and conflict situations, is fully committed to ensuring that the ideals and aspirations of the new global development agenda are realised in our member countries.
As stated in the Kabul Communiqué, the outcome statement of our Ministerial Meeting held in 2016 in Kabul, Afghanistan, “we welcome the launch of the 2030 Agenda and commit to contextual implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our member countries”.
If the g7+ member states are not to be left behind in the next 15 years, it is high time that we take a proactive stance in the implementation of the Agenda 2030. Together with the Government of Timor-Leste, the participants in this Conference will be aiming to produce a Roadmap to assist in the pursuit of this objective.
I welcome you to Dili and I wish you happy deliberations.

Mr. Knut Ostby

Mr. Knut Ostby
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative,

Timor-Leste International conference on achieving The 17 Sustainable Development Goals in fragile countries, 22-23 May 2017

In their landmark resolution on 25 September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. The Agenda 2030 seeks not only to eradicate extreme poverty, but also to integrate and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – in a comprehensive global vision.
In the past, however, we have seen that fragile and conflict-affected states were frequently left behind in global development agendas such as the MDGs, indicating that these agendas did not recognize the close relationship between peacebuilding, state building and development. The launch of the Agenda 2030, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, aims to close this gap, and has the ambition to leave no-one behind.
The prerequisite of peace and stability for sustainable development has been acknowledged within the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, including through the articulation of SDG 16. Timor-Leste was one of the key countries making the case for the inclusion of a goal on peace and security during the global negotiations. The government of Timor-Leste is also one of the global champions for the SDGs and the Agenda 2030.
The g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected countries have taken the Agenda 2030 to heart, and is using it as an opportunity to accelerate sustainable development to the benefit of their peoples. The New Deal and its Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals is being used as a means to implement the SDGs. Through these efforts, some of the most vulnerable groups in the world are being given new opportunities and we stand a chance to truly live up to the aim of leaving no-one behind.
As the global community agreed in the international conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July 2015, to implement the new global agenda on sustainable development for all requires that everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and private individuals across the globe. We have therefore a great opportunity through the conference on SDGs in fragile states here in Dili 22-23 May 2017 to contribute to the global agenda and to set the stage for how we will leave no-one behind also in these countries. To that end, I would like to highlight two of the items on the agenda: Firstly, the SDG Road Map presented by Timor-Leste, which I believe can serve as an example for other countries. And second, the discussions on Fragile-to-Fragile cooperation, which will highlight how peer-to-peer learning and cooperation is one of the most effective routes to development.
Finally, I wish to thank all the participants and speakers for making their time available for contributions and discussions to this very important agenda. In my view, this conference addresses long overdue questions that are specific to fragile and conflict-affected situations, and answers to these are crucial for us to truly live up to the ambition of leaving no-one behind.


TIMOR-LESTE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN (SDG) as a roadmap to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): download


Global Conference on the 2030 Agenda: A Roadmap for SDGs in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

Download the Registration Form here

SDGs Global Conference Tours Sunday 21 May 2017:
  (1) Dili Tour and
  (2) Railako Coffee Experience Tour (only 24 seats per tour available, first-in first-served basis)”
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Registration Form Submision

Make sure all the requirements are filled-up properly and submit it by email to GlobalConfSDGsDili@gpm.gov.tl and/or via mobile phone on: (+670) 3310-358

Event Schedule

Sunday 21st May 2017

Economic Diversification Panel Discussion, launch of Timor-Leste Investment Guide (TBC) and presentation of Investment Certificates.



  1. 08.00 – 08.55 | Participants arrival & registration
  2. 08.55 - 09.00 | Call to Order by MC
  3. 10.00 – 10.15 Welcoming Remarks and   Official Launch of the first “Investment Guide” from TradeInvest Timor-Leste H.E. Eng. Estanislau da Silva,  Minister of State, Coordinator of Economic Affairs and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
    11.00 – 11.15 Welcoming Remarks and   Official Launch of the first “Investment Guide” from TradeInvest Timor-Leste H.E. Eng. Estanislau da Silva,  Minister of State, Coordinator of Economic Affairs and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
    09.45 -10.15 Coffee Break
    11.15 – 12:00 Moderated Session
    Mrs. Fernanda Borges Coordinator Fiscal Reform Commission, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
    Download: ( Timor Port | Potentials | SingleWindow )
    Planning for strategic Investment in Timor-Leste H.E. Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
    Economic Reform Guide of the VI Constitutional Government H.E. Eng. Estanislau da Silva, Minister of State, Coordinator of Economic Affairs and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
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    Investment potential in Special Economic Zones H.E. Dr. Mari Alkatiri, The President of the Authority for Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse and Special Zones for Social Market Economy of Timor-Leste
    How to move from Petroleum Based to Diversified economy   Government of United Arab Emirates Representative (TBC)
    The role of Development Partners in supporting social inclusion Knut Ostby , UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative
    The Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator
      Investment Testimonial from  Heineken Vinay Mathur  General Manager – Timor Leste HEINEKEN Asia Pacific
    12.00-14.00   Visit Expo Stands
    14.00 -17.00 City Tour organized by Ministry of Tourism

    Regiistration From available here



22nd May 2017




  1. 08.00 – 08.55 | Participants arrival & registration
  2. 08.55 - 09.00 | Call to Order by MC
  3. 09.00 – 09.15 Welcome Remarks Dr. Helder Da Costa, General Secretary, g7+ PermanentSecretariat, Timor-Leste
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      09.15 – 09.30 Introductory Remarks Representative  of H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations Mr. Haoliang Xu, UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Director
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    Video Message  H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
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      09.30 – 09.50


    H.E. Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo, President, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
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    09.50 – 09.55 SDGs Short Video
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    09.55 – 10.00 Call to Order by MC for Group Photo
    10.00 – 10.30

    Coffee Break 

    In this session, speakers will briefly present and then enter into a lively moderated discussion on how the interaction between inclusive growth and peace building can shape the future of fragile and conflict-affected states
    10.30 – 11.50
    Dr. Helder Da Costa General Secretary, g7+ Secretariat, Timor-Leste
    H.E. Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment, Eminent Person of g7+, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
    H.E. Peter Thompson President of Planing and Assembly
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    H.E. Ambassador Jöran Bjällerstedt Representative of H.E. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister, Sweden
    H.E. Momoh Vandi  Vice Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Sierra Leone, Representative  g7+ Chairman
    UNDP Representative
    Peter van Sluijs Civil Society Platform CSPPS
    The session will highlight the key features of a successful Road Map for SDGs implementation for fragile and conflict-affected states. The road map discussion will be inspired by the experience of Timor-Leste with transition from conflict towards peace and sustainable development. The session will also highlight the importance of enhancing the capacity of fragile states and need for resource mobilization to plan early recovery efforts that lead to greater inclusiveness and resilience.
    11.50 – 13.00 H.E. Dr. Dionísio Babo Soares Minister of State, Coordinator of State Administration and Justice Affairs and Minister of State Administration, Democrative Republic of Timor-Leste
       H.E Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo, Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
    H.E. Helder Lopes Vice Minister of Finance, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
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    Mr. Haoliang Xu Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
    Fragile Emergency Situation and Reconstruction Division Director, Islamic Development Bank Group
    H.E  AKP Mochtan Deputy Secretary General,  ASEAN
    Representative Conflict affected states
    Ms Sarah Cliffe Director of New York University's Center for International Cooperation
    13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
    14.00 – 15.30 Moderator
    Prof. Glenn Denning Senior Policy Advisor,  Sustainable Development Solutions Network and  Professor at Columbia University
    H.E. José Manuel Ramos-Horta Former President of East Timor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
    H.E. Agio Pereira Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    H.E. Maria do Carmo Silveira Executive Secretary of the CPLP (comunidade dos paises da lingua portuguesa )
    Mr. Kaveh Zahedi Deputy Executive Secretary United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Mr. Jorge Serrano  Chairman of the Economic Confederation of CPLP private sector
    Mr. Jeffrey Avina Director of Government Affairs, Microsoft Asia Pacific
    15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
    16.15 – 16.30 Closing Remarks H.E. Ambassador Jöran Bjällerstedt, Representative of H.E. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister, Sweden
    16.30 – 16.45 Closing Remarks H.E Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo, Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
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    16.45 – 17.30 Press Conference
    19.00 – 21.00 Reception
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The SDG's Global Conference will be accompanied by High Level Side events (1) Economic Diversification, (2) UHC Health in the Family in SDGs Era, and (3) Oceans and the Blue Economy.


23rd May 2017




  1. 08.00 – 08.55 | Participants arrival & registration
  2. 08.55 - 09.00 | Call to Order by MC
  3. 09.00 – 10.20 Mr. Mehdi Mirafzal Senior Adviser , United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
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    Fragile-to-Fragile cooperation Mr. Habib Ur Rehman Mayar, Deputy Secretary General of g7+
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    Timor -Lester’s experience in Fragile-to-Fragile cooperation in democratic transition H.E. Tomás do Rosário Cabral, Vice Minister of State Administration
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    Representative               Conflict affected states (non g7+)
    Short Video
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    09.50– 10.20 Moderated discussion on the way forward for strengthened cooperation between fragile and conflict-affected states All Delegates
      10.20 – 10.40   Coffee Break
      10.40– 12.15   Side Event
      12.30 – 13.30   Lunch
    10.40– 10.55 Participants arrival & registration
    10.55- 11.00       Call to Order by MC
    11.00-11.15 Key Note Address - The Programa Saude na Família, H.E. Prime Minister RDTL, Dr Rui Maria de Araújo , Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
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    11.15- 11.25 Digitalizing Health in Timor-Leste
    Mr David Montalvão,  ICT unit Coordinator Office of The Prime  Minister,  Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste   
    11.25 – 12:15  Moderated Session
    Dr Nélson Martins, National University of Timor-Leste
    H.E. Dr Rui Maria de Araújo Prime Minister RDTL, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste 
    Integrating technology in responding to Health Demand   H.E António da Conceição,  Minister of State, Coordinator of Social Affairs and Minister of Education
    How e-health can help ensure no-one is left behind in Timor-Leste, Speaker Dr Rajesh Pandav, The WHO Representative, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste    
    Development Opportunities and Challenges of e-Health, Speaker Mr Peter Doyle, Australian Ambassador, to Timor-Leste TBC
    E-health more than just technology, Civil Society Representative Che Katz, Country Director, Health Alliance International Health Alliance International (and vide)
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    12.15 – 12. 20 Launch of the  Programa Saude na Família Book By H.E. Maria do Céu Sarmento Pina da Costa Minister of Health
    12.20 – 12.25 Short Video Programa Saude na Familia
    12.25 – 12.30 Closing Remarks by MC
    12.30 – 13.30 Lunch


Event Partner

Logistics Notes (Download )

Participants are requested to fill the attached Registration Form and email it to, GlobalConfSDGsDili@gpm.gov.tl

Participants who require any travel-related assistance may contact the conference organizers at GlobalConfSDGsDili@gpm.gov.tl

How to reach Dili ?

Dili is the capital of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and it is located at the northern coast of the country. It is easily accessible via Singapore, Australia and Indonesia.

By Air

The most preferred route to Dili is by air. Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (formerly Comoro Airport) is located 6km west of Dili. Apart from Air Timor operated by Silk Air, Sriwijaya Airlines, and Air North also fly to Dili. Please see below links for airlines connecting to Dili, participants are advised to arrive in Dili before 22 May 2017.

Air Timor (via Singapore) Flies every Saturday and Tuesday
Tel: (+65) 6542-2051, 6542-2052
Website: air-timor.com

Sriwijaya Air (via Denpasar, Bali) Flies daily
Tel: (+62) 021-55917777, (+62) 021-6396006, (+62) 021-5507902
Website: sriwijayaair.co.id

Air North (via Darwin)
Flight Schedule: Daily except Sunday
Tel: (+61) 8-8920-4001
Website: airnorth.com.au

Citilink (via Jakarta and Bali)
Website: citilink.co.id


Travelers are advised to secure corresponding transit visa in other countries, as applicable, in advance before undertaking travel for the entire duration of their stay in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste Visa:

Participants are required to carry valid passports or applicable travel documents. Confirm participants can obtain visa upon arrival. Please ensure registration to obtain visa waiver. Other accompanying Travelers can obtain Tourist visa on arrival It may be noted that a Timorese visa will be granted only if the passport remains valid for a minimum period of six months. Cost of visa on arrival is S$30.

Special arrangement for gratis visa:

The office of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, has agreed to arrange gratis visa for all those participants who submit the following documents two weeks in advance of their arrival:

  1. Copy of the passport (with minimum six months’ validity)
  2. Travel itinerary

The following goods are exempt from import duty:

Goods up to a value of US $300 of a non-commercial nature that are exclusively for the personal use or enjoyment of travelers or goods intended as gifts, when the nature and quantity of the goods indicate that they are not imported for, or intended to be imported for, commercial purposes. Goods of a non-commercial nature, other than jeweler, that are exclusively for the personal use or enjoyment of travelers and that are brought into Timor-Leste by travelers in accompanying luggage or carried on or about the travelers’ bodies. Two hundred (200) cigarettes and two and one half (2.5) liters of excisable beverages per person.

Arrival in Dili/transportation:

Participants will be received at the Presidente Nicolau Labato International Airport, Dili, by the Protocol personnel of the Ministry of Foreign Affair, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Transport will be provided to the delegations of each participant from the time of arrival of delegation in Dili until departure as per the conference program.

Travelers cheques/credit cards:

Major international credit cards, such as American Express, VISA and Master Card, are accepted by most banks, five star hotels and in the shopping malls. Travelers cheques are not preferred.

Transport services

Taxis, small buses and mini-vans provide public transport in Dili and elsewhere. Blue Taxi services are available upon pre-booking call +6707742777.

Capital Dili

Dili is classified as urban where an estimated 0.23 million people live in 48.268 square kilometers or 18.36 square miles in whole district including rural areas.

  1. Area: 48.268 Km2
  2. Geographic Location: Dili is located 8°34’S 125°34’E
  3. Religion: Christianity is the major religion. Other religions include Protestantism and Islam


In Timor-Leste, the dry season lasts for about 6 months during May to October, with temperatures averaging 20°-30° C the year round with bright sunlight during the days. The travelers are advised to carry light cotton clothes; use of sun block cream and mosquito repellent is strongly recommended.


The official languages in Timor-Leste are Portuguese and Tetun. English is also widely understood.


Voltage is 220–240 volts AC at 50-60 cycles per second (50/60 Hz). Standard two round pin plugs and sockets are used.

Banking services

ATM services are available at Timor Plaza, Hotel Timor, Pateo Super market, Tiger Fuel station, Centro supermarket and Beach Garden Hotel. Other banking services are provided by the ANZ in Timor Plaza Mall from 9:00 to 16:00 hours

Currency / foreign exchange

The monetary unit of Timor-Leste currency is United States Dollar (US$) issued from the year 2006 onwards. Currency notes in circulation are in denominations of US$1, US$5, US$10, US$20, US$50 and US$100, whereas coins in local denomination of 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 25 cent, 50 cent and 1 dollar. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts for such transactions should be obtained and retained. Visitors can also exchange foreign currency at the Foreign Exchange counter at the airport upon arrival.

Security at any time.

For the purpose of identification and security, participants are requested to wear their name badges while attending the conference and receptions. Badges will be issued by the Secretariat at the time of registration upon arrival at the conference secretariat.
Participants may contact the Police in Dili at cell number + 670 – 77230725 operating 24/7 for any security, related information. They can also contact for advice on security-related issues


The host government has indicated that they will make every effort to provide emergency medical care to participants, but very limited facilities are available in super-specialty areas. The participants are advised to carry with them sufficient quantity of medicines/injectable that they must take on regular basis for the duration of their stay in Dili. Participants are strongly advised to have adequate personal accident/medical insurance coverage before commencing their travel to Dili, Timor-Leste.

Touristic Attraction

You’ll love Timor-Leste, a wonderful new tourism destination offering incredible natural beauty, rich history and a unique cultural experience. Relax on our stunning beaches, be wowed by our tropical reefs and explore our rugged mountainous interior.  The warm hospitality of our people is legendary. If you are interested in other cultures, please visit: www.timorleste.tl

Each participant is advised to arrange their own hotel booking directly and provide information in the conference registration form. Below is list of proposed hotels. For more options please visit: www.timorleste.tl

NOVO TURISMO Resort and Spa
Avenue Bidau Lecidere, Dili, Timor-Leste
Tel: +670 3310005 (hunting)   |   Fax: +670 3310005
Email : reservation@novoturismotimor.com
Website: www.novoturismotimor.com

Hotel Timor
Rua Mártires da Pátria, Apartado 334; Dili, Timor-Leste
General phone: +670 332 4502
General fax: +670 332 4505
Reservations: +670 332 4502
Email: hoteltimor@foriente.minihub.org
Website: www.timortur.com

Hotel The Ramelau
Rua Almutin, Comoro, Dili, Timor-Leste
General phone: +670-331-1100
Email: hotelramelau@gmail.com
Website: www.hotelramelau.com

Discovery Inn
84 Rua 30 de Agosto
Aldeia Grilos, Dili, Timor-Leste
Tel: +670 331 1111
Fax: +670 332 1045
E-mail: info@discoveryinntimorleste.com
Website: www.discoveryinntimorleste.com

Timor Plaza Hotel & Apartments
Level 5, Timor PLaza
Rua Presidente Nicolau Lobato
Comoro, Dili, Timor Leste
Phone: +670 331 3288
Fax: +670 331 5151
Email: reservations@timorplazahotel.com
Website: www.timorplazahotel.com

Event Location

Dili Convention Center
Rua Bispo de Medeiros, Ex-Mercado Lama, Caicoli
Díli, Timor-Leste
Phone: (+670-3310358)
Email: GlobalConfSDGsDili@gpm.gov.tl