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Timor Leste - Creating Youth Parliament

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  • 1. ParlamentuFoinsa'eNian
    Creating Timor-Leste’s Youth Parliament
  • 2. Youth Parliament Consultation: June 2009
    The consultation took place before the parliament was set up
    Young people were involved in discussing and shaping the ‘decree law’ that resulted in the ‘Council of Ministers Resolution’ endorsing the establishment of the
    Timor-Leste Youth Parliament
  • 3. Selection Process: June-July 2010
    A rigorous national and community based selection process was designed and undertaken with support from the National Youth Council (CNJTL)
  • 4. The youth led process was effective and saw the realization of as many girls as boys being selected.
  • 5. Youth Leadership training: August 2010
    Upon selection of the youth parliamentarians, residential training on ‘leadership and positive youth civic engagement’ for all the 130 youth parliamentarians was conducted, equipping them with knowledge and skills for their effective participation
  • 6. Inauguration: August 2010
    The inauguration of the 130 youth parliamentarians was witnessed by government officials, development partners and stakeholders
  • 7. Study tour to Melbourne, Australia: September 2010
    Selected Youth Parliamentarians participated in a week long study tour to the Victoria Youth Parliament (Melbourne) organized by the governments of Timor-Leste and the Victorian State. They learnt, shared experiences and engaged on possible regional collaborative initiatives.
  • 8. FirstSitting: December 2010
    The pioneer youth parliamentarians held their historic first seating to admiration of the nation. They discussed key issues affecting Timorese youth and released their first recommendations to the government and national parliament.
  • 9. Preparing for the second sitting: August 2011
    Youth Parliamentarians participated in a week long leadership training
    They held briefing sessions with the Ministries of Education, Health and Infrastructure, and the Secretary of State for gender and equality
  • 10. Second Sitting: August 2011
    We talked about education, health and infrastructure
    Some of us went to the World Youth day in Spain
    We wrote recommendations to share with the government
    Our proposals will be formally presented and discussed with the Prime Minister