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  • 21 May 2015
    UNDP Launches Forest Governance Iindex 2014 In Indonesia

    JAKARTA – May 21 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Thursday launched a comprehensive forest governance index for Indonesia that analyses the strengths and weaknesses of forest governance in the country.

  • 29 Apr 2015
    UNDP Associate Administrator concludes visit to Indonesia, says country’s forests are critical ‘for the whole world’

    UNDP Associate Administrator Ms. Gina Casar has concluded her three-day visit to Indonesia where she stressed the country’s pivotal role in addressing the global development agenda and climate change challenges.

  • 23 Apr 2015
    UNDP’s commitment to provide tailored high-quality and timely development services to Indonesia & Myanmar

    Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and UNDP met in Jakarta, Indonesia on 22 April 2015, during the sidelines of the Asia-Africa Conference.

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Indonesia launches a platform for philanthropic partnerships to combat poverty and promote sustainable development

    Jakarta, Indonesia, 13 April 2015 – The top players of the philanthropic world in Indonesia gathered on Monday to discuss actions to combat poverty and promote sustainable development goals with the United Nations and the Government of Indonesia. Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani opened the “Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy” gathering in Jakarta.

  • 12 Mar 2015
    Indonesia addresses deforestation challenges in its aim to double palm oil production by 2020

    Samantha Newport, Global Communications Advisor, Green Commodities Programme, UNDP; Tomi Soetjipto, UNDP Communication Specialist;; +62811888814

  • 04 Mar 2015
    Central Kalimantan Marks a Milestone Towards a Green Economy Transformation

    On Tuesday, Central Kalimantan became the first province in Indonesia to have officially initiated the application of a Green Economy Model - a key tool that can support the country’s ambitious reduction target on green house gas (GHG) emissions.

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Indonesia kicks off scheme for palm oil farmers to meet new sustainability standards

    Jakarta – Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has kicked off a UNDP-supported nationwide certification process to help palm oil smallholder farmers – who produce about 40% of the country’s palm oil - increase their productivity in a sustainable, environmentally responsible and legal manner.

  • 10 Feb 2015
    UNDP Chief wraps up two day visit to Indonesia

    10 February, Jakarta -- UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has wrapped up a two-day visit to Indonesia, where she met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, ministers, and Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto and senior Members of Parliament. She also launched a disaster recovery toolkit in co-operation with the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project Steering Committee (TGLLP-SC) and the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID)

  • 21 Dec 2014
    Jambi launches first ever provincial-level forestry governance index in Indonesia

    JAKARTA (22 December, 2014) – Jambi, one of Indonesia’s most forested provinces, on Monday launched the country’s first-ever district level forest governance index. The Report analyses the Province’s current state of forest governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • 24 Nov 2014
    4,200 Households Stand to Benefit From A New Partnership With Bank of NTT

    JAKARTA (November 24, 2014) – Around 4,200 households in Indonesia’s province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) are expected to benefit from a new agreement between UNDP with state-owned Bank NTT, to strengthen livelihoods of communities prone to climate change effects.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    World-First REDD+ Academy Launched in Indonesia

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia 31 October 2014 | The world's first REDD+ Academy designed to energise efforts to combat deforestation by creating financial value for carbon stored in forests, was launched in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, bringing together 83 representatives from Asia-Pacific governments, Indonesian parliamentarians and members of the media.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Indonesia eyes nationwide application of Disaster Recovery Index in 2015

    Jakarta, October 30 – Indonesia, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, aims to have a standardized national tool that can measure recovery progress in communities affected by natural disasters, by next year. The Disaster Recovery Index was piloted in communities affected by the 2010 Mount Merapi eruption and the lahar floods in 2011.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Indonesia Now Has MDGs Data Collection for All of It's 497 Districts

    The Government of Indonesia, with support from the United Development Programme (UNDP), on Thursday launched the first ever Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) data collection for all of the country’s 497 districts. The data set was launched simultaneously with the release of the 2013 national MDG report.

  • 03 Oct 2014
    Indonesia Launches Nation-Wide Program to Turn Palm Oil into ‘Green’ Commodity

    Indonesia, the world’s largest producer of palm oil, on Friday launched a nation-wide program to improve the livelihoods of smallholder producers while improving the environment related to palm oil expansion.

  • 10 Sep 2014
    Asian Civil Society Stands Up For Itself

    Representatives of 78 civil society organizations (CSOs) from 21 countries across Asia concluded a three day summit in Jakarta today by releasing a statement to President Obama and the leaders of the United Nations. The Jakarta Civil Society Statement calls on Mr. Obama to further empower civil society and enable CSOs to fulfill their vital role in sustaining democratic and peaceful societies, protection of rights, and provision of services.

  • 03 Sep 2014
    Indonesia launches innovative tools to support Green Economy transition

    The United Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia this week launched key tools developed under the Low Emission Capacity Programme (LECB) to support the country’s reduction target on green house gas (GHG) emissions.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    Indonesia Launches New Budget-Tracking System to Better Target Climate Finance

    Jakarta, 24 July 2014 – Indonesia has taken further action to better target climate finance in supporting the country’s reduction goals in green house gas emissions. Indonesia has previously set a target to cut its emission by 26 % on ‘business as usual’ projections by 2020.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    UNDP, USAID launch first comprehensive report on the state of LGBT rights in Indonesia

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday launched the first ever-comprehensive report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Indonesia.

  • 16 May 2014
    Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia commit to protect and manage a globally significant ocean region

    15 May, Manado, Indonesia – An important tropical region that plays a vital role in the circulation of the world’s oceans stands to benefit from a Ministerial Declaration that was signed here today. Ministers from Timor-Leste, Indonesia and the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia endorsed a regional Strategic Action Programme that will promote the restoration, conservation and management of marine and coastal ecosystems for the Arafura and Timor Seas – known as the ATS region.

  • 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.