Subject: "Dili declaration" from Student Solidarity Conference

At the close of the Student Solidarity Conference in Dili, organized by the Norwegian Student Peace Prize Committee and including Student Peace Prize laureates from Burma, Colombia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara and Timor-Leste, the participants adopted the following declaration (Tetum follows below English):


Concerned with the self-determination struggle of the Saharawi people in Western Sahara;

Sympathizing with the struggle of students for democracy, human rights and social justice in Colombia, Burma and Zimbabwe and other countries and of other peoples;

We, organizations and individuals who participated in the series of discussions during the 'Student Solidarity Conference' organized by the Students Peace Prize Committee of Norway, in the National University of Timor-Lorosa'e (UNTL);

Today, 29 of January 2010, we declare the establishment of 'International Solidarity Movement' and commit to spread our cause to other students and peoples in Norway and other countries;

We will continue to debate through internet and in future meetings, to elaborate the principles, objectives and other organizational matters and make necessary actions in order to enable the ongoing struggle for self-determination, social and ecological justice and or human rights in each concerned countries, in Timor-Leste and other counties that will be part of the concern of the Students Solidarity Conference and the Peace Prize Committee.


Preukupa ba luta auto-determinasaun povu Sahara Oksidental;

Simpatia ba luta estudante solidariedade sira ba demokrasia, direitus umanos no justisa sosial iha Colombia, Burma no Zimbabwe, no povu nasaun sira seluk;

Ami, organizasaun no individual sira neebe partisipa iha seria diskusaun konferensia estudante solidariedade nian neebe organiza husi Komite Premiu da Paz nian husi Norwegia, iha Universidade Nasional de Timor-Lorosae (UNTL);

Ohin loron 29 Janeiru 2010, ami deklara estabelesementu "Movementu Solidariedade Internasional ou International Solidarity Movement" no kompromete atu habelar ami nia kausa ba estudante no povu sira iha Norwegia no pais sira seluk;

Ami sei kontinua halo debate liu husi internet-no enkontru sira tuir mai, kona elaborasaun prinsipius, objektivu, no asuntus organizasional no halo assaun sira sira nesesariu hodi tulun ami nia luta ba auto-determinasaun, justisa sosial, justisa ekolojia, ou direitus umanos iha nasaun sira neebe refere, iha Timor-Leste no nasaun seluk tan neebe sei parte ba preukupasaun Konferensia Estudante Solidariedade no Komite Premiu da Paz Estudante nian.


Charles Scheiner La'o Hamutuk (The Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis) P.O. Box 340, Dili, Timor-Leste (East Timor) Telephone: +670-3325013 or +670-734-0965 mobile email: website: skype: cscheiner

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