|Subject: UNTAET: SELECTION OF NATIONAL
SELECTION OF NATIONAL COUNCIL
UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR Dili, 11 August 2000
NATIONAL COUNCIL SELECTION PROCESS FINALIZED
The second part of the selection process of the 33 representatives of the National Council has been finalized.
The CNRT leadership will nominate seven representatives, with the aim of fully representing women. The list will be given to the Transitional Administrator for final approval on or before September 11.
The Transitional Administrator will select the three representatives from other political parties outside CNRT, after consulting with those parties.
The Transitional Administrator will also choose the representatives for the religious groups following consultation with religious leaders.
The other 20 representatives will be nominated by the general public. The nomination phase starts on Monday, 14 August, and will last for three weeks. Every district will then send at least four names to the Transitional Administrator, two men and two women, who have to follow a set of requirements.
The forms will be available in all districts and public places.
--- UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR Dili, 8 August 2000
SELECTION OF NATIONAL COUNCIL The general principles of the selection process of most of the 33 representatives of the National Council have been finalized this weekend.
The people of East Timor will be asked to nominate candidates for 20 of the 33 members according to a set of requirements. The requirements are:
- Concern for a long-term public welfare of East Timor - Commitment to the principles contained in the oath of office - Capacity to work with others and to reach principled compromise - Appropriateness as a representative of the relevant category - Good public standing - Willingness to serve
The new National Council will have one representative from each of the 13 districts, seven from civic organizations, seven from the CNRT, three from non-CNRT political parties and three from religious groups.
Regarding the district representatives, everyone will have the right to nominate someone from their districts to represent them in the National Council. The forms will be available soon at Governor’s Office and in the districts. Similar procedures will be followed for the civic organizations.
The nomination process will last for three weeks, starting soon. Essentially, there will be three phases the nomination period, the pre-selection period during which the nominees will be narrowed down and the final decision to be made by the Transitional Administrator.
Details on the selection of the political parties and the religious groups are still being finalized.
NEW STRUCTURE OF EAST TIMOR TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION
The new structure and the new nomenclature of the East Timor Transitional Administration were finalized yesterday.
UNTAET’s pillar of Governance and Public Administration (GPA) no longer exists, nor should the East Timor Transitional Administration be referred to as a “government”.
Please find attached the organizational charts of the East Timor Transitional Administration and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General
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