The following are video images of only a few of the momentous occasions that took place while Sergio and myself were there. It is the backdrop of our relationship and Timor-Leste’s birth:
-Timor-Leste’s situation before the UN’s arrival
Truth & Reconciliation Commision
-Sergio Vieira de Mello sets the Commision to deal with Timor’s past.
-Sergio Vieira de Mello signs loan agreements with World Bank’s authorities. Among them, the Small Enterprises Project, which I managed.
-Sergio Vieira de Mello restores Timor’s Postal service, and East Timor’s first own postal system.
-Brazil’s president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso visits Timor-Leste.
-Timor-Leste’s first-ever free presidential elections.
– Announcement of Timor-Leste’s first-ever presidential results.
-Preparations for Independence Celebrations.
-World Leaders visit Timor-Leste to celebrate the transition from UNTAET to an independent government.
-The complete celebration (part 1)
-The complete celebration (part 2)
-Let’s not call it a night yet. Let’s celebrate independence a little bit more (part 3)
-A documentary I found about the UN in Timor Leste