In May, Indonesia hosted the seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Bali on May 25. This landmark event brought together the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, the President of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo. The GPDRR took stock of the implementation of the Sendai Framework, based on the experience of practitioners and policymakers at local, national, and regional levels. It stands as an example of the UN’s incredible convening power, and our ability to focus global attention on some of the most urgent issues of our time.
This month, our editorial team has compiled coverage of the DSG’s visit to our offices in Jakarta and her visit to a UN partner organization doing incredible work with the survivors of gender-based violence. In this edition’s ‘profile’ section, our team sat down with the President of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid to discuss his “Presidency of Hope”, and critical issues such as the no manel pledge and recovering better from the pandemic.
Last but not least, 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.