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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Emilia Maria Valéria Pires

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Emilia Pires, who was born in East Timor, and at the age of 14 fled East Timor with her family. For the past 15 years, Ms. Pires has been an international advocate for the plight of her people. She appeared before the UN Commission on Human Rights on behalf of the people of East Timor and was a board member of the East Timor Human Rights Center.

1998-2000 Member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Timorese Resistance and Director of the Department of Regional Services

2001-03 Secretary of the Commission on Planning

2007- Minister of Finance


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