Organising Committee for the Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Referendum (Popular Consultation) and the INTERFET Mission (July – September 2019, Timor-Leste)

Wednesday 28th July, 2021

The Government created an Organising Committee [OC] to organise the 20th Anniversary of the Popular Consultation (August 30) and the deployment of the INTERFET Mission (September 20). H. E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão was appointed as President of the OC. The OC included a Principal Advisor, Counsellors [6], a General Coordinator and Vice-Coordinators [6], the Secretariat, and smaller teams responsible for sections such as communication and public relations, transport, entertainment, and security [12].

The Secretariat supporting the OC included three Secretaries under the direction of the Coordinator. The CEO of the Maritime Boundary Office [MBO], Elizabeth Exposto, was appointed Coordinator of the Secretariat, and the MBO carried out the Secretariat’s activities.