The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) along with National Zakat Board (BAZNAS) today launched a partnership to stimulate economic development in a quake-hit agricultural village in Indonesia’s island of Lombok.
Standing on the edge of the stage, Sherfan was never out of vigor as he constantly moved his hands and fingers animatedly to the audience. The 25 year old was narrating the words of the speakers at UNDP’s sixth SDGTalks, “Meet the Agents of Change YOUth”.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the National Zakat Board (BAZNAS), Bank Jambi and the provincial government of Jambi today launched a partnership to launch an agro-tourism village in Jambi, one of Indonesia’s key commodities’ pockets
Renowned for diving, the islands of Wakatobi may be a speck on Indonesia's map. But in the small village of Pajam, Kaledupa, the women here are a powerhouse of economic enterprise.
With its rich culture and endless choice of unspoilt tourist spots, Indonesia’s eastern province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has a massive potential to become one of country’s most prosperous provinces. But the stark reality tells an otherwise different picture.
What if mining companies do not only extract minerals but also benefit the communities around them? What if setting up plantations do not lead to land grabs, deforestation, or modern slavery? These are just some of the burning questions addressing human rights in the private sector.
As more youth become interested in investing in gold, it is important to raise awareness about its journey from mine to market. Behind the glitz and glamour of shiny new jewellery lies a hidden – and toxic – secret: the dangers of mercury.

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