Valuing nature: World Environment Day highlights key agenda for Indonesia and the globe
Jun 5, 2015
Jakarta, 5 June 2015 - Today is Word Environment Day, and this year’s theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” highlights the threats facing the world’s inhabitants and environment. Indonesia, with its population of almost 250 million, represents 3.5 percent of the seven billion people living on this planet, and that number is increasing every year. The country’s economy has expanded at an average annual rate of five percent in the past decade, giving rise to a middle class of more than 70 million, or three times the population of Australia.
N-Peace Awards 2015: Nominations Open
Apr 28, 2015
UNDP Indonesia became a member of the N-Peace Network in 2010. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues. The network is coordinated by UNDP’s Regional Hub and supports women's leadership for conflict prevention, recovery, peacebuilding and more. Other countries that are part of the network include Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Philippines.
UN partnership begins global search for local climate change solutions
Apr 27, 2015
New York, 20 April 2015 – A call for nominations opened today for the Equator Prize 2015, marking the beginning of a worldwide outreach effort designed to identify exceptional local efforts to reduce poverty, protect biodiversity, and address climate change.
UNDP Indonesia support the South-South and Triangular Cooperation under the Partnership Framework Agreement (PFA)
Apr 21, 2015
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Retno Marsudi, alongside the Minister of National Development Planning Mr. Andrinof Chaniago, Minister of State Secretariat Mr. Praktino, and Vice Minister of Finance Mr. Mardiasmo officially opened an exhibition about Indonesia’s South-South and Trilateral Cooperation at the Asia-Africa Conference.
Poverty reduction and forest protection in Indonesia are two sides of the same coin
Mar 12, 2015
To prosper and to reduce poverty and inequality Indonesia must continue to curb deforestation and protect its threatened forests. Since President Joko Widodo came to power last October, he has adopted important policies designed to further bring down poverty and reduce inequality.
Fishing for More than Just the Catch of the Day
Feb 5, 2015
MANOKWARI, West Papua, Indonesia – Dorsila Wanma is a West Papuan fisherwoman in her 60s. Her whitish, frizzy hair crowns a face free of lines. Like those belonging to a strong swimmer, her muscled arms and legs tell of a discipline which she admits to having followed every single day of her adult life. Dorsila is awake by 4am every day. She gets out and pushes her thin, rickety boat across a white sand beach in the village of Menyumfoka, and into the seawaters, before getting into it.
[Video] Sustainable Development Financing (SDF) project
Feb 3, 2015
Poverty-Environment Initiative in Indonesia, which is implemented under Sustainable Development Financing (SDF) project with the Ministry of Finance as implementing partner.
Tsunami-Hit Farmers Enter a New Chapter in Indonesia’s Aceh
Dec 21, 2014
Peukan Bada, Indonesia – Squatted before a sea of maroon-colored shallots, Indonesian tsunami survivor, Faisal Amin chuckled as he showed a handful of the best picks to a photographer.
Tsunami 10 years on – Aceh builds back better
Dec 15, 2014
Ten years after the devastating earthquakes and a tsunami, a sense of normalcy has returned to the Indonesia’s province of Aceh.
UNDP report highlights potential pitfalls of anti-corruption strategies
Dec 8, 2014
Many countries in Asia-Pacific have undertaken the challenging task of developing an anti-corruption strategies. This is laudable effort, which shows that corruption is not seen as a taboo anymore. More importantly, it is a signal that governments are reaching out to different sectors of society to join forces against the evil of corruption.