Michael Koziol – A legacy project of former prime minister Tony Abbott – an exhaustive official history of Australia's military operations in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq – is in d
UN Peacekeeping & Support Mission
November 10, 2019
September 4, 2019
Liam Fox on Pacific Beat – The Pacific Council of Churches is urging the region's leaders to push for a peacekeeping mission to be sent to the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Pa
August 31, 2019
In 1999, Navy Captain Shaun Fogarty was deployed to East Timor as a military liaison officer with the United Nations.
March 27, 2013
Operation Astute was launched in May 2006 in response to a request from the East Timor government following violence fanned by an army mutiny.
January 7, 2013
It was September of 1999 and Timor-Leste was convulsing through its latest spasm of violence.
December 31, 2012
Dili – The United Nations ended its peacekeeping mission in East Timor on Monday, leaving the country without any direct security assistance for the first time since a spasm of politica
Gianrigo Marletta – The UN ends its peacekeeping mission in East Timor after 13 years in Asia's youngest nation following a bloody transition to independence as the country faces the ch
New York – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste today ended its operations, in line with the expiration of its mandate and amidst significant progress made in establis
December 30, 2012
A UN "liquidation team" will take over in East Timor on Monday from peacekeepers who put a lid on deadly unrest in the tiny nation marking a first decade of turbulent existence.
December 28, 2012
Raimundos Oki – The UN ends its peacekeeping mission on Monday after 13 years in Asia's youngest nation East Timor, with the country still hoping to overcome its bloody past and rampant
With the UN giving up its peacekeeping mission in East Timor at the end of this year, 2013 will open up a whole new chapter in the history of the tiny island nation's independence.
December 15, 2012
Dili – Australia withdrew its last remaining police officers from East Timor Saturday as international forces wind up a 13-year presence in Asia's youngest nation, where thousands have
November 25, 2012
Mouzinho Lopes de Araujo – East Timor is readying to stand on its own feet as international forces withdraw by the year-end.
November 24, 2012
Portugal withdrew the bulk of its police officers from East Timor on Saturday as international forces wind up a 13-year mission in the country.
November 22, 2012
As the sun rises in East Timor this morning, Australian troops stationed there will begin packing up and pulling out.
Australia has quietly ended its military mission in East Timor, with the flag officially lowered on the 13-year deployment at a ceremony in Dili.
Australia is ending its security mission in East Timor, six years after sending troops to restore stability.
November 17, 2012
Jimmy Ellingham – South of Dili, East Timor's hot, dry and dusty capital, a narrow pot-holed road snakes its way over the hills.
November 15, 2012
Stephanie March, Canberra – Hundreds of East Timorese will be forced to find new jobs when the United Nations withdraws from the country at the end of this year.
November 13, 2012
United Nations – A UN official says peacekeepers are on track to leave East Timor by year's end, but the international community will remain engaged in one of the world's youngest natio
November 12, 2012
This afternoon (12 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), whose mandate will expire at the end of December.
Matthew Russell Lee, United Nations – Timor Leste is called a rare UN success story, and it is slated to come off the agenda of the Security Council through the expiration of its mandat
November 7, 2012
The last contingent of New Zealand troops will return from East Timor this week, ending New Zealand's 13-year presence in the country.
November 6, 2012
La'o Hamutuk recently gave the letter below to the UN Security Council, which is preparing for its final debate on Timor-Leste on 12 November; a PDF with footnotes can be downloaded fro
October 31, 2012
United Nations peacekeepers in East Timor have handed full responsibility for policing to Asia's youngest nation, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has announced.
Sara Everingham and staff – The United Nations has handed over full control of policing operations to the East Timorese National Police Force (PNTL) at a ceremony in Dili.
October 23, 2012
UN peacekeepers will hand over full responsibility for policing to East Timor next week as they begin withdrawing in earnest from Asia's youngest nation, a UN official says.
August 15, 2012
Guido Goulart, Dili, East Timor – East Timor is ready to maintain stability on its own without the hundreds of international peacekeepers who have stayed in Asia's newest country a deca
July 16, 2012
The Australian government has updated its travel advice for East Timor, warning of the possibility of further violence following a night of unrest.
July 5, 2012
Meagan Weymes – The UN, after presidential polls were held peacefully over two rounds in March and April, says it will pull out its remaining 1300 troops within six months if the genera
Dili – The UN peacekeeping force is on track to begin withdrawing from Timor-Leste in October 2012 after a "remarkably peaceful" parliamentary election campaign concluded on 4 July, ahe
April 13, 2012
Dili – Following a peaceful presidential poll in March and several years of stability, international peacekeeping forces dispatched in 2006 to prevent the outbreak of civil war in Timor
March 19, 2012
Canberra, Australia – Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith says parliamentary elections planned in East Timor could allow international troops to begin withdrawing after six years
March 16, 2012
Dili, East Timor – More than 1,200 UN forces are ready to intervene in East Timor's presidential election this weekend if there is an outbreak of major violence, the top UN official in
March 7, 2012
East Timor's incumbent president Jose Ramos-Horta says he remains firm in the view that Australian and United Nations troops stationed in his country must withdraw before the end of the
February 24, 2012
The UN Security Council has decided to extend its peacekeeping mission in East Timor until the end of 2012 but to gradually phase it out after that.
February 20, 2012
Defence Minister Stephen Smith and East Timorese Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao have discussed Australia's future security role as East Timor moves towards elections and an end to the Uni
February 16, 2012
The UN Security Council will renew UNMIT's mandate following discussions on Timor-Leste on 22 and 23 February in New York.
February 2, 2012
Dili – East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta said Thursday that his young nation was capable of handling its own security after UN troops depart at the end of this year, despite fears o
November 16, 2011
On 22 November, the UN Security Council will have its semi-annual discussion on UNMIT.
June 2, 2011
Karlis Salna – The United Nations remains on track to withdraw from East Timor at the end of 2012 but says international partners will need to maintain a significant presence in the cou
June 1, 2011
Brian Padden – The United Nations says that plans to end the East Timor peacekeeping mission in 2012 are on track.
May 20, 2011
Sara Everingham and staff – The East Timorese prime minister has lashed out at the United Nations mission in East Timor, saying it should leave the country.
Jakarta – The United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNMIT) was on the back foot Friday after Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao angrily accused the world body of trampling on his country's so
April 15, 2011
Karlis Salna – Defence Minister Stephen Smith says a full assessment of a planned withdrawal of Australian troops from East Timor will be made in conjunction with the government in Dili
April 12, 2011
Karlis Salna – East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta has dismissed suggestions Australian forces should remain in the fledgling nation beyond a planned 2012 withdrawal.
April 11, 2011
Rowan Callick – Australia should maintain troops in East Timor beyond their planned withdrawal after next year's elections, says the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
April 8, 2011
Adam Gartrell – Australia should maintain a military presence in East Timor as late as 2020, a new report recommends.
February 25, 2011
Drew Ambrose, Dili – The United Nations has said it will extend its mandate for peacekeepers in East Timor for another year.
February 24, 2011
New York – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in Timor-Leste for another year so that it can continue to assist the fledgling nation consolida