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  • Ending Violence against Women today Dec 8, 2017

    10 December marks the end of 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence Against Women, a global campaign that unites people across the world to end this epidemic. It is also Human Rights Day.

  • UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Appoints World’s First Non-Human Innovation Champion Nov 24, 2017

    In a bold and breakthrough announcement today, the UN Development Programme appointed its first-ever Innovation Champion and the first-ever non-human – Sophia the robot designed by Hanson Robotics.


    The presence of women-led social enterprises (WLSEs) is increasing significantly in Indonesia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and financial institutions are beginning to realize the potential of investing in women. However, at the moment, most investment specifically targeting WLSEs in Indonesia is focused on poverty reduction and concentrated at the micro level.

  • Leveraging Innovative Financing to fund the SDGs Nov 17, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted an international conference on innovative financing for development on 16-17 November in Jakarta. The conference was supported by the Government of Canada and aimed to capture the current trends in innovative financing and social impact and exploring new ways to harness the potential of innovative financing to assist countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Funding match made in heaven Nov 17, 2017

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia supported by the Government of Canada, Amazon Web Services and Angel Investor Network (ANGIN) launched Connector.ID, an online matchmaking fund intended to connect entrepreneurs in the country with possible investors. UNDP supports the Connector.ID as a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by fostering entrepreneurship and providing small and medium-sized companies’ access to financial services. Together with UNDP, this platform aims to also discover and support enterprises that incorporate SDGs into their business.

  • Report on Women’s Entrepreneurship and Access to Finance Launched Nov 17, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will launch today its new report funded by the Government of Canada entitled Women’s Entrepreneurship and Access to Finance: Challenges and Opportunities of Women-led Social Enterprises in Indonesia. UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, together with the Ambassador of Canada to Indonesia, H.E. Peter MacArthur, will unveil the new report at the Borobudur Hotel, where UNDP is organizing a Conference on Innovative Finance for Development.

  • Think global, act local: Localizing the global goals in Lampung Oct 31, 2017

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia together with the provincial government of Lampung reiterated its commitment in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by localizing these global goals.

  • UNDP Partners with the first SDGs Center in Indonesia Oct 19, 2017

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joins forces with one of Indonesia’s leading universities, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) to foster progress towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Indonesia.

  • The Marrakesh Treaty in Indonesia Oct 12, 2017

    In light of World Sight Day, October 12, UNDP Indonesia is shining a spotlight on the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty in Indonesia. We believe access to knowledge is critical for achieving full human potential and inclusive development. Indonesia has the second highest rate of blindness in the world with 3.5 million vision-impaired people whereas less than 1% of published books in developing countries, including Indonesia, are made into formats accessible to people with print disabilities. The Marrakesh Treaty aims to facilitate access to published works for people with print disabilities by creating a legal framework to allow the creation, distribution, and cross-border exchange of accessible formats

  • Resilient schools equal resilient communities Oct 5, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia, together with the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and supported by the Government of Japan, held a series of tsunami drills at SMP Negeri 1 and SMA Negeri 1 Peukan Bada, Kabupaten Aceh Besar (3 October 2017) and SMA Negeri 6 Banda Aceh (5 October 2017). The objective is to nurture preparedness for the vulnerable groups, including students in Aceh.

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