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  • 06 Nov 2013

    Palm oil and its derivatives are part of thousands of products across the globe today. One can find it in biodiesel, cosmetics, food, as well as candles, to mention only a few. Since 1990, palm oil consumption has quintupled worldwide. The demand in Asia, where palm oil is used as cooking oil, accounts for a $44 billion industry. Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of crude palm oil, with a forecasted annual growth in production of 10 per cent. Early 2013, exports from Indonesia hit a five-year high.

  • 01 Nov 2013

  • 23 Oct 2013
    UNDP leads multilateral organizations in global aid transparency

  • 07 Sep 2013
    President SBY established REDD+ Agency

    President Yudhoyono signed a Presidential decree No 62/2013 to establish a new agency that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and peatland conversion, to be known as “the REDD+ Agency”.

  • 31 Jul 2013
    Introducing eight N-Peace Awardees 2013

    It is our great pleasure to share with you today that eight peace advocates have been named N-Peace Awardees 2013. Role Models for Peace Awardees include six women who have made dramatic changes towards peace and reconciliation in their respective countries:

  • 02 Jul 2013
    Big strides on Millennium Development Goals with more targets achievable by 2015: UN report

    With some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) already met, more targets are within reach by the 2015 target date, while challenges to achieving others must be urgently addressed, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    Bureaucracy reform road map launched in Aceh province

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Tuesday launched a road map of bureaucracy reform (2013-2017) for the province of Aceh. The province of Aceh became the third in the country, after Gorontalo and Bangka Belitung, to formulate such road map.

  • 26 Jun 2013
    Joining Forces to Tackle Governance Challenges on Land, Forest and REDD+ in Indonesia: Launch of Governance Forestry Index

    The English version of the 2012 Indonesia Forest, Land and REDD+ Governance Index (Participatory Governance Assessment Report) was launched on Tuesday, 25 June ahead of the UN-REDD Programme’s Tenth Policy Board meeting held in Lombok, Indonesia. This process provides an analysis of the country's current state of forest and land governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • 24 Jun 2013
    The closing date for N-Peace Awards 2013 vote is extended to 3 July

    As part of our efforts to monitor voting for Role Models for Peace and validate genuine votes received for the N-Peace Awards, technical experts will be running a routine verification process. As of 4pm (ICT) 19 June, 2013, we have temporarily suspended voting for Role Models For Peace so to implement this process.Voting will be live again at 11am (ICT) 20 June, 2013 and will remain open until 3 July 2013. The verification process will allow us to check the system and ensure votes have not been manipulated. If any errors are found, vote tallies will be corrected. We will be in touch again tomorrow when voting is live! If you have any questions please email us at Thank you for your patience!

  • 22 May 2013
    Bureaucracy reform road map launched in Bangka-Belitung province

    May 22nd 2013 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Wednesday launched a road map of bureaucracy reform (2013-2017) for the province of Bangka Belitung. The province of Bangka Belitung became the second in the country, after Gorontalo, to formulate such road map.

  • 20 May 2013
    Give Your Vote for the Ninety Nominees, N-Peace Awards 2013

    Vote now for Role Models for Peace, to support the untiring efforts of women who have shown leadership in the areas of conflict prevention, resolution, and peace building. You can vote for multiple candidates from all of the network countries, but you can only vote for the same person once.

  • 06 May 2013
    UNDP launches Index of Forestry Protection in Indonesia

    JAKARTA – May 6 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Monday launched the first comprehensive forest governance index for Indonesia. The index analyses the country's current state of forest governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • 22 Apr 2013
    The closing date for N-Peace Awards 2013 nominations is extended to 24 April

    The closing date for N-Peace Awards 2013 nominations is extended to 24 April! Have you nominated your peace hero? Support the search for women leaders and peace advocates from Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Indonesia and the Philippines

  • 25 Mar 2013
    Ministry of Environment and East Nusa Tenggara Province Join Forces to Fight Climate Change

    Kupang, 25 March 2013 – The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia and the Governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province have joined forces to fight the adverse impact of climate change in East Nusa Tenggara province The cooperation is marked by the establishment of a memorandum of cooperation between The Ministry of Environment and the Government of East Nusa Tenggara province together with the three district of Manggarai, East Sumba and Sabu Raijua.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    Asia-Pacific to comprise two-thirds of global middle class by 2030, Report says

    Jakarta, 18 March 2013— The rapid human development progress of Indonesia, China, Thailand and many other nations of East Asia and the Pacific is helping drive a historic shift in global dynamics, with hundreds of millions of people lifted from poverty and billions more poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, according to the 2013 Human Development Report, which is being launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    UNDP chief launches 2013 Human Development Report

    UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today launched UNDP’s 2013 Human Development Report, which charts the unprecedented rise of developing countries to create a new “global middle class.”

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Human Development Index in 2013 Report shows major gains since 2000 in most countries of South

    Norway, Australia and the United States lead the rankings of 187 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), while conflict-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and drought-stricken Niger have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievement in health, education and income, published today in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

  • 19 Feb 2013
    Disaster management on Global Development Agenda Post 2015

    As the frequency, severity and economic losses of disasters continue to increase across the globe, the United Nations’ first-ever global champion for disaster risk reduction, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, kicked-off a two-day global meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday by backing calls for hardwiring disaster management into the global development agenda.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    An unlikely source of peace from the deep waters of Indonesia

    Against an idyllic backdrop of crystal clear waters, a group of fishermen gather on a recent morning to collect seaweed in Halmahera Island, once the scene of severe sectarian violence.

  • 20 Dec 2012
    UNDP and Ministry of Agriculture launch Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (SPO) Initiative

    Jakarta – 20 December 2012, In order to facilitate sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia, the Ministry of Agriculture, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and several multinational corporations have partnered to develop the Sustainable Palm Oil (SPO) Initiative. This initiative will help Indonesia break new ground in terms of building a greener economy that promotes growth, equity and livelihood. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest producers of palm oil.