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.
Marine Biodiversity Conservation for a Lasting Prosperity for the People
Oct 4, 2017
For the third time in three consecutive years, Indonesia initiated the Social Good Summit (SGS) which is a yearly event of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The SGS was started in New York in 2015 and since then has spread to more than 80 UNDP offices in the world, including Indonesia.
Going for gold: UNDP Indonesia’s commitment to gender equality
Sep 28, 2017
UNDP Indonesia has achieved the Gender Equality Seal, earning ‘silver’ certification. The UNDP Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme is a tool to reduce inequalities in the workplace, promote good labour practices and policies, and implement effective, impactful gender mainstreaming strategies. It is a methodical step-by-step way to visualize gaps and opportunities for improvement. In its first-ever assessment, UNDP Indonesia has achieved a ‘Silver’ level certification in the Seal assessment for its substantive contribution to national gender equality goals.
No SDG untouched by women-owned social enterprises
Sep 15, 2017
With the support of Canada, UNDP Indonesia is assessing the landscape, challenges and opportunities for women’s social enterprises in agriculture, fisheries and forestry in Indonesia. The preliminary results found there are vast challenges facing women-led social enterprises in these sectors, despite their potential impact on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.
Light the way: UNDP Indonesia supports Jambi to provide wider access to electricity
Sep 11, 2017
From policy to reality, after the support from the National Zakat Agency (BAZNAS) and Bank Jambi was given to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), today, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia marked its official partnership with the local government of Jambi province by signing a Letter of Intent (LoI) to cooperate in implementing the SDGs in Jambi Province.
Islamic finance offers enormous opportunity to support SDGs and address inequality
Aug 23, 2017
When Indonesia’s National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) agreed to support the widening of electricity access to the poor in Jambi province in July, it marked the first official disbursement of the Islamic zakat fund to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The agreement sees Baznas disbursing $350,000 to UNDP’s project to deliver renewable energy to rural communities facing high poverty levels through the development of two micro hydro power plants. Some 30 million Indonesians – or 12 percent of the total population – do not have sufficient access to electricity, which prevents communities from improving their standard of living and is a major constraint to achieving the SDGs in Indonesia.
Around 500 Indonesian school children taking part in tsunami drill in Bali
Aug 15, 2017
More than 500 Indonesian elementary school children in the tourist island of Bali on took part in a major tsunami drill conducted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Tuesday, with financial support from the Government of Japan.
Sovereign wealth fund for SDGs financing in Indonesia post oil and gas era
Aug 10, 2017
To reduce its dependence on oil and gas resources, Musi Banyuasin district on Thursday signed an agreement with the UNDP to work on the establishment of sovereign wealth fund to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and address inequality.
Indonesia’s National Zakat Body extends first contribution to support SDGs
Jul 19, 2017
JAMBI, Indonesia ( July 19, 2017) – The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS), responsible for the disbursement of the Islamic mandatory contribution to the poor in Indonesia, on Wednesday agreed to extend its first contribution to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.