In late January 2012, the Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC) welcomed a visit of the United Nations (UN) Assessment Team from New York. The UN Team was in Timor-Leste to assess the needs for a succession mission post United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor- Leste (UNMIT). The UN delegation of five officials was headed by Director for Asia and Middle East of the Operations Division of UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber. During the one-hour meeting, the delegation was briefed by CAC Commissioner Aderito de Jesus Soares about programs and activities as well as challenges and some milestones achieved in the last two years since CAC was established in 2009. In return, Mr. Weisbrod-Weber shared information regarding the work of UNMIT in the areas of peace building and good governance as well as explored views on the UN’s future engagement with the government of Timor-Leste post UNMIT.
For the last ten years, the world body has been providing support through its peacekeeping missions and sister agencies for the government of Timor-Leste in various initiatives of the country’s institutional building process. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has so far provided support for CAC’s outreach program to include printing materials for educational campaign such as posters, stickers and banners highlighted CAC’s mission and vision in combating corruption in Timor-Leste. UNMIT’s Democratic Governance Unit has been providing support on good governance issues as well as assisting CAC in the UNCAC Review process. In addition, as part of coordination and information sharing, a regular meeting is held monthly between CAC Commissioner and UNMIT Deputy Representative/UNDP Resident Co-ordinator Mr. Finn-Reske Nielsen. Both parties take turn in visiting one-another for their respective meetings.