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Source: Government of Timor-Leste

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The president of the Council of Ministers

The VIII Constitutional Government.

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Press release

The meeting of the Council of Ministers of November 20, 2019

The Council of Ministers met at the Palace of Government in Dili, and assisted in the presentation to the Secretary of State for gender Equality and social Inclusion, Maria Jose da Fonseca Monteiro de Jesus, a relative of the Reporting Status to the CEDAW Committee (Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women). The CEDAW was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 18 December 1979 and entered into force on 3 September 1981. With 185 States Parties, it is one of the treaties of human rights ratified have been ratified by Timor-Leste in 2003. This report presents the current situation, the challenges and the progress made by national from 2015, with a view to the elimination of discrimination against women in the various fields, so as to ensure that the principle of equality between women and men in terms of legal, social, political, economic and cultural, in accordance with article no. 17 of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. The Report is to be submitted to the Committee of the CEDAW has been adopted.

The Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak, has presented the project of the Decree-Law, which was approved by the cabinet of Ministers, referring to the sixth amendment to Decree-Law no 10/2005 of 21 November, on the Legal Regime for Procurement. This amendment is intended that the publication of the announcements of public tenders, international to no longer be required to be published in the printed journals of international circulation, and is required of its publication in at least two platforms are internationally used for this purpose, as well as in a newspaper with national circulation.

The ministry of Justice of Manuel’s Counterparts on the Coast, it presented two draft Decree-Laws were approved by the Council of Ministers on the organizational Structure of the New Arrangements for the Training Activities of the Centre for Juridical and Judicial Training (CFJJ). These qualifications are aimed at a reorganisation of the structure of the CFJJ, by a degree of hierarchy to the top, to strengthen its identity as an institution of excellence in legal education and the judicial system, and providing the conditions for organisational and organisation, adequate to the accomplishment of an important mission that it has. It is also intended to remove all of the rules conflicting with the other schemes, in particular the statutes to the statutes of the other careers in the justice sector, whilst introducing new solutions in the arrangements, fixing the procedures and practices that need change or improvement.

The Minister of Justice presented the draft Government Decree, which was approved by the Council of Ministers concerning the Upgrade of the Staff of the Public prosecution service. This is the Decree of the Government to create the conditions for the normal development of the career of the magistrates of the Public Prosecutor’s office and expands the number of places for the of places for entry in this row, in compliance with the requirements established by law and in the accomplishment of the goals outlined in the Program of the VIII Constitutional Government, with a view to the consolidation of the Justice sector, by providing the human resources to be competent, independent, and professional.

The Minister of State, Coordinator of Economic Affairs, ad Interim, Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães, TradeInvest, made a presentation to the Council of Ministers, upon the Special Agreement of Investments between the government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, and the Town of Paradise Group, a Lda. This project entails an investment of us $ 700 million in the united states for the development of a tourist complex on an area of about 550 hectares in the district of Tasi Tolu, which is to include in addition to the hotels, a golf course, residential lots, a development centre for young people, an international school, an international hospital and shopping centres. This resort will allow you to create up to 1,500 jobs in the construction phase, up to 1,300 permanent jobs after construction is completed and the reforestation of the 80% of the area of the project.

The Council of Ministers approved the draft Decree-Law submitted by the ministry of Defence, Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus, who Approves of the Status and role of the Military in Peace Support Missions and Humanitarian Abroad, within the framework of the international commitments made by Timor-Leste, establishing the terms of their participation in the mission.

Finally, the Minister of Finance in the fiscal year, Sara Lobo Brites, made a draft of a Decree-Law on the extraordinary payment of one month’s salary, in addition to the public administration and in the project of the Decree of the Government, relating to the additional payment to officers and employees of the Ministry of Finance allocated for the process for the preparation of the General Budget of the State for the year 2020 and closure of the Account in the State by 2019. The two legislations have been approved by the Council of Ministers. In ORDER to

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