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The UN in East Timor
Juan Federer

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This unique book provides an insider's account of the East Timor liberation struggle. It is also an academically rigorous study of the creation by the United Nations of Timor Leste, the world's newest independent state. Dr Juan Federer, for many years closely involved in the struggle for the liberation of the territory, examines the UN state-building work in East Timor. He concludes that it was insufficient to lay the foundations for a well-functioning state. Timor Leste is a very fragile state, whose future is uncertain. Once again, the UN was hamstrung by the limited commitment shown by its member states. The author argues for a stronger international state-building effort to strengthen fragile or failing post-colonial states. East Timor/Timor Leste would have provided a perfect opportunity to do such work properly. He stresses the need for the international community to seriously address the international humanitarian and security problem presented by fragile states -- a long-term legacy of the 20th century colonial experience. The book's publication on the eve of the creation of the UN Peace Building Commission is well timed. Chilean-born Federer was a key advisor and colleague of José Ramos-Horta and the East Timorese resistance. He was a founder of Timor Aid and the East Timor International Solidarity Centre.

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The UN in East Timor
building Timor Leste, a fragile state
Juan Federer.

Published 2005 by Charles Darwin University Press in Darwin .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 132-134.

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United Nations in East Timor


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DS649.6 .F43 2005

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