Indonesia and the UN Release Annual Report on Sustainable Development Progress in 2022
18 October 2023
JAKARTA – The United Nations in Indonesia and the Indonesian Government, spearheaded by the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) unveiled the UN in Indonesia’s 2022 Annual Results Report.
This document highlights the progress made in the second year of implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF 2021-2025). It underscores Indonesia's resilience in addressing developmental challenges in 2022, a year of profound challenges worldwide. Indonesia's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is commendable, as are its achievements towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
"We must ensure the UN's collaboration with Indonesia continually promotes responsive and resilient policies and initiatives in the face of global crises," said Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning and Head of Bappenas.
Mr Monoarfa spoke at the launch of the report, which was also attended by the UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, Valerie Julliand, in Jakarta on Wednesday, October 18. The comprehensive report enumerates the results of the UN and Indonesia towards achieving the SDGs, snd is organized around the four strategic areas of the UNSDCF.
In the first area, Inclusive Human Development, results include the delivery of 550 million vaccine doses, including 434 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and over 116 million regular vaccine doses across Indonesia, as reported by an electronic immunization logistics system. Remarkably, about 4.2 million toddlers received their third dose of the DPT-HB-Hib vaccine (covering 96.1%), and over 3.7 million children received the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (87.5%), and 4.1 million were administered the Oral Polio Vaccine (95.3%).
Beyond vaccinations, the availability of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, assisting at-risk communities in HIV prevention, has expanded from 12 to 21 cities and districts. Indonesia also effectively conducted early detection training and referral for child wasting for 5,350 health workers and 6,464 caregivers. The report also showcases endeavours in promoting gender equality, particularly through the ratification of the Sexual Violence Eradication Law, backed by the UN.
Secondly, under the pillar of Economic Transformation, fish farming training was provided to 5,000 individuals, while livestock evacuation was integrated into disaster management efforts, and 10,000 doses of the foot-and-mouth disease vaccine were supplied and administered. Addressing gender equity, 33 new companies have adopted the UN-created Women's Empowerment Principles. Moreover, over 200 garment sector factories received support to enhance work conditions and competitiveness, benefiting nearly 400,000 workers, approximately 80% of whom are women.
In the third area, Green Development, Climate Change, and Natural Disasters, 11 studies related to climate change, disaster resilience, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction were published. Indonesia has also charted a roadmap for greenhouse gas mitigation in the maritime sector, expanded protected zones to prevent deforestation, while over 217,000 small-scale gold miners were trained to avert mercury risks.
Lastly, under Innovation to Accelerate Progress Towards the SDGs, Indonesia, with UN support, developed a new roadmap for safely managed drinking water, amassed $1.7 billion in financing from domestic and global markets for the achievement of the SDGs, while 40 prisons benefitted from an improved Health Information System.
Ms Julliand highlighted that this report stands as tangible evidence of the UN's successful partnership with the Indonesian Government, producing concrete results for the population. "The 2022 Annual Report portrays the unwavering commitment of both the UN and the Indonesian Government in driving post-pandemic recovery efforts, attaining SDGs, elevating the populace's living standards, and assisting those left behind," she said, speaking at the annual Bappenas-UN forum – the premier platform for strategic dialogue between the Indonesian Government and UN agencies since 2014.