Victoria University and the Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) are proud to present the sixth biennial conference focusing on issues facing Timor-Leste's development.
Timor-Leste beach scene
This year the conference focuses on Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building on the work of the 2017 conference.
Engaging Young People in the Sustainable Development Goals
There are five themes which will be explored that you can read about below:
Encourage youth to share their knowledge learnt in school and university in rural areas to revitalise family farms and address land degradation. Help create local food markets, and promote knowledge of nutritious food preparation using healthy local produce.
Focus SDGs 2 & 15
Promote healthy lifestyles, including a reduction in smoking, drugs and traffic accidents, prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Promote community action to address lack of water and sanitation, and knowledge of associated health issues.
Focus SDGs 3 & 6
Promote youth enterprise, cooperatives and the solidarity economy to establish sustainable businesses in local marketing, housing, public transport, recycling of rubbish etc.
Focus SDGs 8 & 11
Reduce the use of packaging, promote recycling, promote purchase of local produce, promote energy efficient lighting and cooking, promote awareness of issues of the marine environment and livelihoods which can be gained from the seas.
Focus SDGs 12, 13 & 14
Reduce discrimination against, and intimidation of women and girls in schools and universities. In society promote men against violence education, gender equality and reproductive health knowledge amongst youth
Focus SDGs 4, 5 & 16
2017 Timor-Leste Conference at UNTL in Dili
The conference will begin at 8:00am on Monday 1 July and Tuesday 2 July with a flag raising ceremony.
|Theme 1||Theme 2||Theme 3||Theme 4||Theme 5|
1 July (am)
Attracting young people into Farming and turning their farm into a successful enterprise
Promoting healthy lifestyles
New Enterprises, Decent Work
|Increasing awareness of the ocean by youth||
Seeking gender equality in schools and universities
1 July (pm)
Young people and nutritious food
Creating enterprises for sustainable development
Protecting the oceans from plastic
Gender justice in society
2 July (am)
|Land use deforestation and megaprojects||Community Sanitation approaches||Labour migration remittances for business development||Consumer choices to address climate change||Living up to the Constitution by changing the mindset|
2 July (pm)
|Roundtables: sessions report back and recommendations of new curricula and policies|
Children playing on a beach in Timor-Leste
Online registrations are now open.
Local attendees may register in person at the Conference in Dili, Timor-Leste, from 1-2 July.
Please note: when registering with VU there will be a higher price to account for the difference between the US Dollar and Australian Dollar. Check an online Currency Conversion for the correct price at time of booking.
You can package your UNTL-VU registration with the academic interdisciplinary conference by the Timor-Leste Studies Association (TLSA): Understanding Timor-Leste.
The TLSA conference will be held prior to the UNTL-VU Conference at the Liceu Campus of UNTL, Avenida Cidade de Lisboa, Dili from 27 - 28 June.
|Single (TLSA or UNTL-VU)||US$250||US$150|
|Both TLSA and UNTL-VU||US$360||US$200|
|Both Conferences and TSLA Dinner||US$395||US$235|
|TSLA Conference Dinner only||US$35||US$35|
|Single (TLSA or UNTL-VU)||US$15||US$5|
|Both TLSA and UNTL-VU||US$20||US$8|
|Both Conferences and TSLA Dinner||US$30||US$13|
|TLSA Conference Dinner only||US$10||US$5|
Cristo Rei of Dili