The central theme of this edition is the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 10, “Reduced Inequalities.” This goal reflects the core principle of ‘Leaving No One Behind’ that guides the UN’s collective efforts in Indonesia in alignment with our commitment to support the country’s development agenda. One of the projects featured in this edition is the effort by UN in Indonesia to promote equal job opportunities for persons with disabilities. For the first time, the UN in Indonesia held a Human Resource Information Session for Persons with Disabilities in Jakarta. At this event, all UN agencies in Indonesia provided comprehensive information about career opportunities within their organisations open to all.
In this edition, you will also find stories and insights from UN agencies in Indonesia, who are collaborating closely with governmental bodies, international and national partners, as well as local communities, to implement impactful initiatives to reduce inequalities and promote inclusivity and equity for all. These initiatives cover a wide range of issues, such as social protection, health, education, gender equality, human rights, and the environment. For instance, United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) works with the Ministry of Health and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to reduce maternal deaths in Indonesia. In one year, the number of maternal deaths in Garut General Hospital has decreased.