Belun’s mission is to serve society and prevent conflict with integrity and innovation. Based in Dili, Timor-Leste, Belun has a dedicated team of over 40 staff, supported by 86 volunteer district monitors across the country. Belun’s vision is Timor-Leste’s society has the ability, creativity and critical thinking to strengthen peace for development.

Belun is among the largest national non-government organizations in Timor-Leste and holds the most extensive community outreach program across the country.

Belun’s Core Values

Belun’s strategic plan for 2013-2018 reaffirmed our commitment to focus on three main pillars:

Conflict Prevention
Community Capacity Development, and
Research and Policy Development

Since its inception on June 12, 2004, members of the Belun team have worked across a number of programs to strengthen civil society organizations and provide needed support to communities in all 13 districts of Timor-Leste, as well as conducting extensive research to inform program and policy development across civil society and government. The Belun team draws from across the international development sector and maintains a strong relationship with Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR). The team also possesses extensive experience working with both government and non-governmental sectors, providing comprehensive insight and capacity to the organization.

Please contact us for further information at office.belun@gmail.com or visit www.belun.tl