News Center

Showing 21 - 40 of 54
  • 27 Mar 2014
    Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative (SPO)

    In 2012, the total plantation area for palm oil production in Indonesia was estimated to account for approximately 7.65 million hectares generating 22 million tons of palm oil. Indonesia aims to double its current palm oil production to 40 million tons by 2020. Estimates vary how much land this will require vary widely, ranging from 5-20 million additional hectares. This expansion threatens remaining tropical forest and peat land.

  • 17 Mar 2014

    On 27 February 2014, Indonesia launched a new initiative to increase access and delivery of health technologies for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The initiative, known as the “Access and Delivery Partnership”, was launched by Prof. Agus Purwadianto, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Health Indonesia, in the presence of over 20 policy makers from government agencies in Indonesia.

  • 08 Mar 2014

    Indonesia has a long and illustrious history of women’s participation in politics, dating back to pre-independence period. From independence heroes to warriors of women’s rights, the country has a list of notable women making impact to country’s progress. Watch this short video made by UNDP’s SWARGA (Women’s Participation and Representation in Governance in Indonesia ) project, highlighting the critical role of Indonesian women in the country’s political landscape.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    UNDP's Year in Review 2013

    From crisis response in the Philippines to successful elections in Madagascar and Pakistan, from South-South Cooperation to Citizen Security, UNDP had a tremendous year in 2013.

  • 30 Jan 2014

    The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce its call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014, which will recognize twenty-five (25) local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Speech of UNDP Country Director On the Launching of IDI 2011 Report 11 December 2013

    It is my honour and distinct pleasure to welcome you this morning to the launch of the 2011 Indonesia Democracy Index as well as the release of the preliminary analysis of the 2012 Index.

  • 27 Nov 2013
    National Launching of Household Recovery Survey and Disaster Recovery Index

    It is an honor and a pleasure for me to join you this morning and deliver these opening remarks at the launching of the national household recovery survey and the world’s first Disaster Recovery Index.

  • 27 Nov 2013

    Jakarta, 27 November 2013–The Government of Indonesia on Wednesday launched the world’s first Disaster Recovery Index (DRI), which measures the progressof recovery in communities affected by the Mount Merapi eruption in 2010 and lahar floodsin 2011.

  • 19 Nov 2013

  • 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.