Press Release



Dili, 18 May 2021– An on-line meeting is being held today in Dili with Red Cross of Timor-Leste (Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste – CVTL) and from around the world.  The CVTL Movement Partners meeting is a coordination forum at high level management among CVTL and Movement Partners, which will support the CVTL to translate the strategic direction into program/project development. 

Through this forum it is expected to have active dialogue with Movement partners on how collaboratively the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement could continue its humanitarian works in Timor-Leste through CVTL programming and services. This includes an integrated response in how to reduce risk and increase resilience to the CVTL programs focusing on the lives of vulnerable people in Timor-Leste.

CVTL is Timor-Leste’s leading humanitarian organisation and works as an auxiliary to Government in emergency response and for vulnerable communities within Timor-Leste. It was established in the year 2000 to address the needs of vulnerable people and to provide emergency response.  It was formally recognised by the Timor-Leste Government in a Decree Law (2005) which also protects use of its emblem.  In 2005 CVTL was recognised as the 183rd member of member of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. CVTL staff and volunteers work in all 12 municipalities, as well as RAEOA (Oecussi) in Timor-Leste.

At the meeting with the Cooperation Partners, the main objectives are to focus particularly on the mission and vision of CVTL to help the poor and to better uphold the human spirit of dignity in the society.

Vision and Mission of CVTL

Vision: Save lives and improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people.

Mission: Mobilise young people, volunteers, and communities for humanitarian action across all of Timor-Leste, through a strong and sustainable organisation.

All activities of CVTL will be carried out in accordance with the Seven Fundamental Principles - Humanity, Impartiality, Independence, Neutrality, Unity, Universality, and Voluntary Service. CVTL will not discriminate in all its Humanitarian activities.

Participating in this meeting will be: International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent (IFRC), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Australian Red Cross, New Zealand Red Cross, Indonesian Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross, Thailand Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Red Cross Society of China, Italian Red Cross, American Red Cross, Korean Red Cross.

For more information, please contact CVTL Ms. Vidiana Xareal External Relations Coordinator   

Mob: (+ 670) 77355965,

CVTL Facebook: Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste.