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East Timor &
the United Nations

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For current U.N. resolutions and actions on East Timor see the following:

UN Transitional Administration in East Timor - press briefings and regulations, official UN documents & resolutions, photos and more.

ReliefWeb: East Timor - Updates, press releases and reports from aid agencies, UN and other sources on humanitarian and reconstruction activities

Security Council Report provides regular briefings on Security Council action on Timor-Leste

UNAMET - web archive of the United Nations Mission in East Timor which organized Aug. 30, 1999 vote

Other UN-affiliated Agencies

UN's International Commission of Inquiry on East Timor - Human Rights Commission report on vote related violence 

Agreement Between Indonesia and Portugal on East Timor May 5, 1999
UN Secretary-General's Expectations Regarding Agreement
ANNEX to the agreements signed by Portugal and Indonesia at the UN
Modalities for the Popular Consultation of the East Timorese Through a Direct Ballot
Popular Consultation Agreement Regarding Security

IFET letter to Kofi Annan The International Federation for East Timor points out the major flaws in the UN process.
Security Council Welcomes Portugese, Indonesian Agreement

Extract from Decolonization - the Task Ahead, a book published by the U.N.
United Nations Security Council Resolutions on East Timor

General Assembly Resolutions on East Timor (39KB)
UN General Assembly Votes on East Timor (173KB)
UN Human Rights Commission Resolutions

Statements to the United Nations Committee on Decolonization June, 1999
Statements to the United Nations Committee on Decolonization June - July, 1998

Detailed documents and analysis of UN actions on East Timor are contained in Geoffrey Gunn's book "East Timor and the United Nations: The Case for Intervention."

Links to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN's media kit:

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