Human Rights and Transitional Justice Section, Report on human rights developments in Timor-Leste, August 2006-August 2007 (2007), available at <http://www2.
The GoTL held two rounds of presidential elections, the first since the country's independence, in April and May, with the support of UNMIT and international donors.
The Government held parliamentary elections in a largely peaceful atmosphere on June 30, also with significant support from UNMIT.
In light of these conditions, UNMIT shifted its focus from interim law enforcement and electoral assistance to building Timorese capacity in these key areas.
In November, UNMIT issued a report describing the situation with regard to human rights in Timor-Leste.
The UNMIT mission, set to expire in February, is almost certain to be extended by at least six months to support the presidential election to be held around May.
The United Nations voted in August that year to create UNMIT.
The two will advise and instruct the police sector of the United Nations Integrated Mission In Timor-Leste, or UNMIT, for rebuilding the local police force.
The decision was made as all civilian police officers with UNMIT carry handguns, the Cabinet Office said.
On 25 August 2006, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 1704, mandating UNMIT to provide interim law enforcement and public security until Timor-Leste's national police could be reconstituted and able to resume these roles.
In September 2011, the Government and UNMIT signed a Joint Transition Plan (JTP) to guide planning for UNMIT's expected withdrawal by the end of 2012.
By its resolution 2037 of 23 February 2012, the Security Council extended the mandate of UNMIT for a final period until 31 December 2012.