The Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia
The United Nations is committed to working with the Government of Indonesia to building a nation that is prosperous, democratic, and just, where development benefits all people, and where the rights of future generations are protected. True to the promise of the SDGs to “leave no one behind”, the UN’s approach combines a strong focus on the poorest of the poor, combatting discrimination and rising inequalities and addressing their root causes. “Leaving no one behind” means prioritising people’s dignity and placing the progress of the most marginalised and vulnerable communities first. This central and transformative promise has become more important than ever to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and work towards a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive recovery.
30 May 2023
UN in Indonesia Newsletter 2023 Volume 1
We are pleased to present the first edition of the UN in Indonesia Newsletter for the year 2023. This newsletter provides an overview of the significant work carried out by the United Nations in Indonesia from January to April, highlighting our commitment to sustainable development and inclusivity. In this edition, our focus is on SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. By fostering strong collaborations and partnerships between governments, private sector, and civil society, we aim to accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and creating a better future for all. Through the newsletter, we strive to bring the United Nations closer to the people we serve, ensuring that no one is left behind in our pursuit of sustainable development. It features inspiring stories from various UN agencies in Indonesia, showcasing their remarkable initiatives and efforts in promoting inclusivity and advancing sustainable development goals. One of the featured projects in this edition sheds light on the vocational training program at the Tangerang Class IIA Correctional Facility. With the support of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), this program equips prisoners with essential skills to facilitate their successful reintegration into society after completing their sentences. It exemplifies our commitment to empowering individuals and contributing to positive social change. As we navigate the post-pandemic era, it is imperative that we make up for the lost time and expedite our efforts towards achieving the SDGs. By strengthening our collective impact and forging new pathways, we can create a more sustainable and inclusive world for present and future generations. You can access the downloadable newsletter in both English and Bahasa Indonesia below of this page. Together, let us make a lasting difference and work towards a world where everyone can thrive.
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05 May 2023
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians, known as “the Nakba” or “the Catastrophe”. This anniversary puts the spotlight on the world’s longest-standing protracted refugee crisis, as over 5.3 M Palestine refugees still live amidst conflict.
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24 April 2023
Thousands are Gathering at UN Data Forum to Find Bold Solutions for Leveraging the Power of Data, Central to Achieving the SDGs
Hangzhou, 24 April 2023 – With most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) still far from being achieved at this mid-point of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, over 2,000 data experts from 140 countries are gathering in Hangzhou, China in person — almost 20,000 people will participate virtually — at the 2023 UN World Data Forum from 24 to 27 April to find solutions for equitable and open access to data. Better data is central to accelerating progress towards the SDGs and addressing the multiple crises that are threatening poverty eradication, food security, the environment and peace and security. “We can’t carve out effective solutions to the problems we’re facing if we don’t fully understand the who, what, when, where, and why of the sources and the impacts. We need robust data that can give us the insights we need,” said Li Junhua, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, and head of the Forum secretariat. “By convening such a diverse range of practitioners across the global data and statistics landscape, this Forum can help generate the solutions, partnerships and pathways that we need to better leverage data for decision-making and bring the world closer to achieving the SDGs.” The rapid expansion in new sources of data – from national statistical offices (NSOs) to citizen-generated data and private sector data for public good – are creating large-scale opportunities for innovative approaches and partnerships for better data to achieve a more sustainable future for all. The fourth of its kind and the first to be held in the Asia-Pacific region, the 2023 UN World Data Forum will bring together major data producers and users of data from NSOs, policymakers, the geospatial community, business, civil society and scientific institutions to collaborate and launch innovative initiatives that will deliver better data on health, education, climate, natural resources, gender, human rights, refugees and other aspects of sustainable development. “The theme of the 2023 UN World Data Forum 2023 is ‘Towards Data that Empowers Our World’ which emphasizes the impact of data on improving lives and societies while highlighting the enormous value of data resources,” said Mao Shengyong, Deputy Commissioner of the National Bureau of Statistics of China. “The forum will be an opportunity for in-depth discussions and expanded cooperation amongst global statistics and data communities who will join hands to shoulder the responsibilities of the digital era and charter the future of digital civilization.” High-level plenaries of the Forum will address the use and value of data for better policymaking; the value of innovation for timely and broader disaggregated data; public transparency and rights to privacy; the difficulties in establishing partnerships across different data ecosystems while addressing digital infrastructure; and the national and international data and statistical capacities. Core Issues The 2023 UN World Data Forum will focus on core issues related to the following four themes: Data provides the insight we need to ensure a sustainable and safer future for all. Partnerships and innovation are key to data equality and ensuring that no one is left behind. We all have a responsibility to ensure data and statistics are used ethically to protect privacy and data rights. Resilient national data ecosystems need support, including sustainable funding, to ensure they are fit for the future, and everyone benefits. About the UN World Data Forum The 2023 UN World Data Forum is hosted by the National Bureau of Statistics of China and the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). The UN World Data Forum was agreed upon by the UN Statistical Commission based on a recommendation by the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert and Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. Improved use of data and statistics will be crucial to achieving the transformational vision of a better future for people and the planet, set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders at the UN in September 2015. For Media: More information can be found on the media page at UNDataForum.org, or on Twitter @UNDataForum. The Plenary sessions will be livestreamed on: https://oep.unwdf2023.org.cn/en Media contacts: United Nations Information Centre Indonesia Miklos Gaspar, email: miklos.gaspar AT un.org
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17 April 2023
The United Nations Joint Programme— Accelerating SDGs Investment in Indonesia (ASSIST) Newsletter 2nd Edition
The ASSIST Joint Programme brings in UNDP, UNICEF, UNIDO, and UNEP, in a collaborative endeavor to support the acceleration of Indonesia’s SDGs investment. This support will be delivered by 1) taking proven and new financing instruments to scale through provisions of pre- and post- transactions technical assistance for innovative financing instruments; and 2) providing capacity building to relevant stakeholders to improve institutional capacities to access and utilize finance towards the achievement of the SDGs. What's in the ASSIST Newsletter 2nd Edition: Indonesia's 1st SDG Bond Allocation and Impact Report Publication Building Subnational Government’s Capacity to Develop Child-Focused Social Protection Programmes SDGs-Linked Loan: Addressing the Financing Gaps and Sustainable Shrimp Farming Practices in Indonesia UNIDO’s Industrial Upgrading and Modernization in Indonesia: Fostering Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Practices among MSMEs Blue Finance Accelerator: Accelerating SDGs-aligned Investment in Indonesia’s Blue Economy UNDP's Impact Measurement and Management Training: Helping Businesses to Sharpen their Goals through Impact
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01 August 2022
UN in Indonesia Newsletter Volume 5 2022
Dear readers, Welcome to our latest edition. Our world faces multilayered challenges: climate change, COVID-19, complex conflicts, and rising inflation. We have seen COVID-19 cases multiplying in Indonesia in recent months, at the same time as the war in Ukraine has disrupted food security and inflation is skyrocketing. Globally, there is sufficient food, energy, and finance for every country to make it through the interconnected crises created by this war. Still, profound inequalities and distribution and logistics problems are causing millions of people to suffer needlessly. Solving these crises calls for coordinated action across the board. On July 22, the UN helped foster Ukraine and Russia’s deal to resume Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea that UN Secretary-General António Guterres called “a beacon of hope” in a world that desperately needs it. Earlier this year, the Secretary-General formed a group of champions comprised of six eminent world leaders – including President Joko Widodo – as part of the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) for immediate action to avert the looming crisis. The Champions are charged with advancing a global consensus on measures to prevent, mitigate and respond to the crisis. This week’s newsletter edition contains a profile of GCRG and its four urgent areas of action. There are also highlights from UN agencies in Indonesia’s efforts to fast-track recovery from COVID-19. For example, UNICEF is calling for urgent action to address the learning crisis as Indonesian children return to school. Meanwhile, ILO joined forces with the hospitality industry to mainstream COVID-19 risk assessment services. This will help businesses including hotels to implement action plans that minimise the risks of virus transmission in the workplace. We hope the work highlighted in this edition serves as an inspiration for us to work together and empower those who are at risk from these crises while leaving no one behind. Thank you, and happy reading.
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