International Federation for East Timor (IFET)
OrganizationsNational Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT, East Timor)
East Timor International Support Center (Australia)
East Timor Relief Association (ETRA, Australia)
Australia-East Timor Association (AETA)
Australians for a Free East Timor (AFFET)
Hobart East Timor Committee (Australia)
Friends of East Timor, Western Australia
East Timor Alert Network (Canada)
Canadian Action for Indonesia and East Timor (CAFIET)
Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (Fiji)
Agir Pour Timor (France)
Association Solidarité Timor-Oriental (ASTO, France)
Watch Indonesia! (Germany)
Gesellschaft fur Bedrohte Volker (Germany)
Asian Centre for the Progress of Peoples (Hong Kong)
East Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign
Indian Society for Human Rights
Free East Timor - Japan Coalition
East Timor Information Network (Malaysia)
International Platform of Jurists for East Timor (Netherlands)
Norwegian Cooperation Council for East Timor and Indonesia (NOCETI)
Asia-Pacific Coalition on East Timor (Philippines)
Com. para os Direitos do Povo Maubere (Portugal)
Paz é Justica para Timor Leste (Portugal)
A Paz é Possivel em Timor Leste (Portugal)
Movimento Christão para a Paz (Portugal)
Instituto de Estudios Políticos para América Latina y Africa (IEPALA, Spain)
Östtimor Kommitten (Sweden)
British Coalition for East Timor
East Timor Action Network (USA)
International Secretariat, Parliamentarians for East Timor
|The International Federation for East Timor was founded in 1991 by
East Timor solidarity groups from four continents as a clearinghouse for non-governmental
organization (NGO) initiatives on East Timor and to support those initiatives,
particularly in United Nations fora. IFET is accredited with the U.N. Department of Public
Information and has a U.N. Representative in New York. Our secretariat is in the
Philippines. IFET participates in U.N. hearings and conferences, supplies analyses and
statements to the media, and lobbies the U.N.-Portugal-Indonesia East Timor talks to
ensure that the human and political rights of the East Timorese people are respected.
Join IFET Now!
Our international federation is a powerful tool to influence the U.N. and national governments. A strong IFET with members from many countries will be listened to. We currently have more than 30 members (see list at left) from 19 countries, including both single-issue East Timor groups and others with a wider range of concerns.
The middle of 1999 is a crucial time for East Timor, with a U.N.-conducted popular consultation on autonomy v. independence scheduled for August 8. IFET will deploy NGO observer/monitors in East Timor for this vote, which is taking place amidst increasing violence and threats by Indonesia-backed paramilitary militias. The presence of a large number of nonpartisan international observers can help deter violence and ensure that the East Timorese are able to campaign and vote without fear.
IFET invites all NGOs concerned with ensuring that the East Timorese people are able to exercise their legal and moral right to self-determination to join IFET, so that we can more fully reflect the worldwide support for East Timor. Through IFET, organizations in solidarity with East Timor communicate to ensure the effectiveness and strength of our common struggle.
IFET has not received direct funding and depends on membership contributions of affiliating groups to cover communication and publication costs; there are no paid staff. We hope your group can contribute on a sliding scale: funded groups or groups in First World countries are asked to contribute $100/year, but dues are not mandatory for membership. We are seeking additional emergency funding for the 8/8 observer project.
Name of NGO __________________________________________________________________
Contact person ________________________________________________________________
E-mail*_______________________phone _________________ fax _______________________
IFET communicates primarily by email. If you dont have email we can fax you.
Please send us information about your work on East Timor so we can share it with other IFET members.
This application is available in PDF format at http://etan.org/etanpdf/
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