Friday, 2 November 2012
Timor-Leste: first new nation of the century
I spent three weeks in Timor-Leste in August. The former Portuguese colony was the first new nation of the century, achieving independence from Indonesia in 2002. I worked at the UN base in the capital, Dili. Most evenings I went for a jog along the seafront, which was was spectacular at sunset. I also took a 'road' trip through Ermera province to see UNICEF-supported water and maternal health projects.