Did you know that in 2021, the UN—together with the Government of Indonesia and partners— provided more than 3.3 million Indonesian children with unconditional child benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic? Or that thanks to a UN-backed intervention, more than half a million people living in rural Indonesia were able to access reliable power generated from renewable sources?
These are just two of hundreds of results contained in the UN in Indonesia’s Country Results Report 2021, which the UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia officially presented to the government at the annual BAPPENAS–UN Forum on June 28. The results report shows that throughout 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia and the United Nations remained steadfast to the Sustainable Development Goals and our promise to leave no one behind.
The editorial team has compiled coverage of recent events in this edition, including the BAPPENAS–UN Forum. You will also find a recap of our latest climate outreach initiatives, including in the run-up to the UN Ocean Conference 2022, where the UN Resident Coordination in Indonesia met with youth delegates representing 11 ocean-focused civil society organisations. In this edition’s ‘profile’ section, we want to introduce you to Zoe Rimba—UNICEF Indonesia’s Subnational Planning Officer, responsible for the urban and subnational planning and budgeting programs for children. Zoe shares her passion for working for children and her keen interest in volunteerism.
Lastly, as usual, we have some great stories from UN agencies in Indonesia, sharing their extraordinary work in bringing the UN closer to the people it serves while leaving no one behind.