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UN in Indonesia January 2013

UN in Indonesia January 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:2012: The Year of High-Level Visits2013: A look at the GlobalUN CalendarWFP: A Legacy ofResilience in AcehBPS & UNICEF:High Mortality for Kidsin PapuaILO: Boosting SMEsHuman Rights Day:Disability in FocusNEW Informationresources from the UN
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon inJakarta, March 2012.
MY VOICE COUNTS: RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES CELEBRATED
 COUNTING, ANDSOARING: The JamaicaCafe’ a cappella bandperforms at PIM 2 Mallin South Jakarta as partof the “My Voice Counts”Human Rights DayCampaign.Photo: UNIC Jakarta /Ng Swan Ti
Jakarta
A day-long event at one of the most popular shopping centers in the nation’s capital,Pondok Indah Mall in South Jakarta, attracted the attention of hundreds of holiday shoppers to viewart displays and listen to musical performances by persons with disabilities. Aimed at promotingthe right of persons with disabilities to be included in decision-making processes, the event wasorganized by Thisable Entreprise -- a local non-profit organization – with the support of UNESCO,ILO and UNIC Jakarta.Discrimination against persons with disabilities in Indonesia is prohibited by several laws, but manyof the provisions of these laws are not fully implemented, say advocates of disability rights.“Everyone should be given equal rights and access to enjoy a better life,” said MurdayaWidyawimarta Po (former Chairman of the Special Committee on Anti-Ethnic and RaceDiscrimination at the Indonesian House of Representative) in his opening remarks. Disability issueswill feature prominently on the UN agenda in 2013, in preparation for the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development in September.
 
 
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Survey Shows Persistently High Mortality Rate forChildren under 5 in Papua and West Papua provinces
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The key findings of the Indonesia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in six selected districts of Papua and West Papuaprovinces were released recently. The survey, which was conducted bythe Indonesia Bureau of Statistics (BPS) and UNICEF, includesimportant data on progress towards the achievement of the MDGs inthe two easternmost provinces of Indonesia, and highlights, amongother things, the persistently high mortality rate for children under 5years of age, especially in highlands and rural areas of the region.Jayawijaya reported the highest under 5 mortality rate at 122 per 1,000live births in 2011 -- while the national under-5 mortality rate inIndonesia was 32 per 1,000 live births in 2011.
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Papua’s children under five: a long road ahead onhealth?Photo: UNICEF/J. Estey
2012: YEAR OF HIGH LEVEL VISITS
UN officials underscore Indonesia’s key global role
If there were an index correlating the frequency of visits byhigh-level UN officials with the strategic importance of acountry, then 2012 would have cemented Indonesia’sreputation as a hub of increasing global importance. Across thespectrum of UN activities, from peacekeeping to human rightsto development, many of the world body’s top representativesmade a working visit to Indonesia in the past few months.Some highlights from 2012 are in the next few pages...
 
“A fundamental principle of international human rightslaw is non-discrimination.This applies in all areas toall people. In terms of religion, the Constitution of Indonesia upholds this principle, stating that every  person shall be free tochoose and to practice thereligion of his or her choice.” 
Navi PillayUN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Navi Pillay attended the5th Bali DemocracyForum in November, thencame to Jakarta as partof the first visit toIndonesia by a HighCommissioner for HumanRights since 2008
 
 
 
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THE YEAR OF HIGH LEVEL VISITS: Some Highlights
Michel Sidibé meeting with the Head of the President’sDelivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight(UKP4) Kuntoro Mangkusubroto in Jakarta.
“We want to see an end to HIV transmission from mothers tochildren. We need to equipyoung girls, as early as possible, to make sure that they have the skill to protect themselves in a moreresponsible manner.” 
Michel SidibéExecutive Director, UNAIDS
"Being young is about shaping your life, shaping yourself and believing inyourself, it’s about living your dreams. I believe theworld will be a better placeif we allow young people todetermine their own livesand to be able to makechoices about that life." 
 Babatunde OsotimehinExecutive Director, UNFPA
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin spoke at the Global Youth Forum inNusa Dua in Bali in December 
“Advancing women’sequality and empowerment offers real hope for our shared future. When womenenjoy equal opportunity and  participation, societies and economies grow healthier and stronger.” 
Michelle BacheletExecutive Director,UN Women
Michelle Bacheletvisits thePenjaringancommunity in NorthJakarta, December 2012
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