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  • Pole to Paris cycles with key ministers, Indonesian public to raise climate change awarenessJun 7, 2015Jakarta, June 7 – British scientist and climate change campaigner Daniel Price on Sunday cycled with Indonesia’s Chief Economic Minister Sofyan Djalil and Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, along with more than 500 other cyclists, to mark World Environment Day in the Indonesian capital.

  • Valuing nature: World Environment Day highlights key agenda for Indonesia and the globe Jun 5, 2015Jakarta, 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.

  • UN partnership begins global search for local climate change solutionsApr 27, 2015New 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, 2015The 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 coinMar 12, 2015To 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 DayFeb 5, 2015MANOKWARI, 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.

  • Tsunami-Hit Farmers Enter a New Chapter in Indonesia’s AcehDec 21, 2014Peukan 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 betterDec 15, 2014Ten 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, 2014Many 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.

  • Reducing Inequalities Should be a Priority for Indonesia to Sustain Human Progress Oct 15, 2014Reducing income inequalities across Indonesia should be placed as a top priority for the country to sustain human development progress, UNDP Indonesia Country Director, Beate Trankmann said during a recent seminar on human development.