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CELEBRATING THE INDONESIA-UN PARTNERSHIP
Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Marty Natalegawa shares a smile with Director-General for Multilateral Affairs Hasan Kleib and UN Resident Coordinator Douglas Broderick at the UN Day photo exhibition “Partnership towards the Future” in Gedung Pancasila.
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MT. SINABUNG, PHILIPPINES TYPHOON TRIGGER IMMEDIATE RESPONSE
Jakarta - Some 17,000 people have been !evacuated at the time of this writing !to 31 centres for Internally Displaced Persons in the Mount Sinabung region of North Sumatra, according to the UN Ofﬁce for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Mount Sinabung has erupted 88 times since it became active in early September -- mostly volcanic ash eruptions with several eruptions also producing pyroclastic ﬂows. A joint mission of OCHA, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) was sent to Karo District, North Sumatra, to observe and document lessons learned from the ongoing emergency response. In the Philippine some four and half million people were displaced by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). More than 2.6 million people had received food supplies from WFP and its partners, while clean water and sanitation had been restored in
many areas by UNICEF. Health clinics and hospitals have being mapped and reopened by the Government with the World Health Organization (WHO). Shelter materials and supplies to help with home reconstruction have been distributed by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration (IOM).
UN in Indonesia staff seconded to the Philippines emergency include UNICEF Representative Angela Kearney, UNESCO Deputy Director Shahbaz Khan, FAO Programme Ofﬁcer Karim Bah, OCHA Information Management Associate Faizal Thamrin and Administrative Ofﬁcer Wahyu Srigandani, as well as Deputy Security Adviser Rudy Juanito.
VCT@WORK: GETTING TO ZERO NEW HIV INFECTIONS
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AIDS: WORKING ON GETTING TO ZERO
make progress towards “Zero New HIV Infections”. The Ministry of Health of Indonesia also launched the ﬁrst “AIDS Digital” application in AsiaPaciﬁc for information about HIV testing, antiretroviral therapy, HIV and prevention. www.aidsdigital.net. Health Minister H.E. Nafsiah Mboy, Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja, the Director General for Communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health and the Indonesia Business Coalition on AIDS, as well as representatives of UNAIDS and International Labour Organization (ILO) were on hand for the announcements. There are an estimated 610,000 people living with HIV in Indonesia, with 27,000 recorded deaths due to AIDS. The pinnacle event of World Aids Day marked the commitment of major employers to combat the virus in the workplace and was hosted Indonesian Business Coalition on AIDS with a ceremony at Balai Samudra, Kelapa Gading, which included the participation of the Minister of Manpower and Transmigration H.E. Muhaimin Iskandar.
Jakarta - World AIDS Day 2013 saw the launching of the Voluntary Counseling and Testing at Work (VCT@Work) initiative in Indonesia with the participation of major Indonesian employers aiming to
Globally, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi launched the #zerodiscrimination campaign.
WHAT IS VCT@WORK?
An ILO (with UNAIDS) initiative to reach 5 million workers worldwide with voluntary and conﬁdential HIV counseling and testing by 2015. VCT@WORK will ensure that people who test positive are referred to HIV services for care, support, and treatment if needed. VCT@Work is part of the push to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6 (and the global target of reaching 15 million people living with HIV with lifesaving antiretroviral treatment by 2015). In Indonesia, the VCT@WORK initiative will build on previous ILO workplace programmes and aims to assist 10,000 workers by the end of 2013, with an overall target of 350,000 workers by the end of 2015.!
INDONESIA JOINS THE GLOBAL PUSH TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
Jakarta - Shining a spotlight on the often hidden scourge of violence against children, a new campaign was launched on 20 November. “In Indonesia like in any other country, too often, abuse occurs in the shadows: undetected, unreported, and - even worse – too often accepted,” said UNICEF Deputy Representative and Ofﬁcer in Charge, Marc Lucet. “We all have a responsibility to ‘make the invisible, visible’, he said.
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Lucet added that Government needs to “enforce legislation to prohibit all violence against children as well as individuals whom we encourage to speak up when they witnesses abuse.” Three Ministries (Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection,
Social Affairs, and Communications and Information Technology) held the joint launch in Jakarta. In Indonesia, UNICEF is supporting a number of prevention and response programmes. In collaboration with the Provincial Ofﬁce of Women’s Empowerment
in South Sulawesi UNICEF is developing training modules for parents and communities to address the intergenerational impact of violence against children. In Papua, UNICEF is supporting a safe schools programme that prompts teachers to take up new methods for
instilling positive and non-violent discipline in the classroom. The campaign #EndViolence against Children includes a Bahasa Indonesia Public Service Announcement (PSA) recorded by UNICEF Indonesia Goodwill Ambassador Ferry Salim.
IN CLIMATE CHANGE ERA, QUINOA HAILED AS KEY CROP
Jakarta – Tomatoes, potatoes, and even the peanuts used to make the bumbu kacang that accompanies a tasty Indonesian satay are all part of the South America’s Andean region’s culinary contribution to the global diet. Now another ancient Andean crop is being hailed as a potential super-food that could improve nutrition and provide food security in vulnerable communities: quinoa. “It is a climate-smart food,” said FAO Representative Mustafa Imir, who added that its cultivation may ﬁnd applications in regions of Indonesia that are highly affected by drought, such as NTT. He was speaking at an International Year of Quinoa event in Jakarta that saw the participation of the Embassies of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina.
Climate smarties from the Andes
superhero of climate change adaptation. According to Pinedo-Vasquez, the crop is also known not only for its nutritional value but also its resilience to temperature changes, its modest need for rainwater, and its versatility. Quinoa can grow at practically any altitude, from sea-level to 4,000 meters, and contains natural pesticides to protect it.
As the 2013 International Year of Quinoa draws to a close, this wonder grain is not yet cultivated in Indonesia but can already be found in some specialty supermarkets, according to Miguel PinedoVasquez, an expert who works with the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor. Given the properties of this gluten-free grain, it may not be long before this food goes from supermarket specialty to
Breakfast of climate change champions?
The illicit Asian trade of wildlife is worth billions of dollars annually and fuels organized crime, corruption, and violence. Trafﬁckers have enjoyed a high level of impunity so far. The United Nations Ofﬁce on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has now launched a wildlife crime public service announcement (PSA) that is available to highlight this issue.
FOCUS ON ILLICIT TRADE OF WILDLIFE
CELEBRATING THE INDONESIA-UN PARTNERSHIP December 2013
Jakarta - The decades-long partnership between Indonesia and the United Nations was the theme of this year’s UN Day celebration in Jakarta, attracting more than 200 highlevel participants for a seminar at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Various aspects of the partnership were also highlighted during the October “UN4U Indonesia” outreach campaign reaching some 5,440 participants in 26 universities and schools across the nation. This year’s UN Day celebrations centered the UN Day seminar and a photo exhibition in collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The photo exhibition showcased examples of the Organization’s work in Indonesia, as well as Indonesia’s history in the United Nations. Examples on display included Indonesia’s contribution to UN peacekeeping, commitments to combating climate change and reducing risk from disasters, as well as its efforts to make progress on the Millennium Development Goals. The exhibition, organized by UNIC Jakarta, is currently touring several university campuses in the metro Jakarta area following its ofﬁcial opening in the historic Pancasila building in Jakarta. In his keynote address at the UN Day seminar H.E. Wardana, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia said that "the United Nations has long been a worthy partner of Indonesia. And I am conﬁdent that it will remain the case in the years ahead." "As a democratic, pluralistic country with an enterprising generation of young people, Indonesia will be a bedrock of support for the United Nations in years to come. We welcome this engagement” said Mr. Douglas Broderick, the United Nations Resident Coordinator. in Indonesia.
Narrated by actor Nicholas Saputra, Korupsi !dan !Kemiskinan !is !a !12-minute documentary ﬁlm about the links the impact of corruption on development. Funded by the EU and Norway, this UNODC-supported ﬁlm is part of BAPPENAS campaign for the dissemination of the National !Strategy !for !Prevention !and Eradication of Corruption (Stranas PPK). ! In !addition !to !the !documentary !ﬁlm, a number of new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to combat the scourge of corruption are also available in support of the Stranas-PPK.
IVD | Indonesia | 2013
The United Nations would like to thank all volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to the people of Indonesia. Your acts of caring and sharing contribute to stronger relationships and stronger communities. This e-postcard is a small thank you to show our appreciation for volunteer contributions, part of United Nations Volunteers campaign through 31 December.
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Disability was marked at the Epicentrum XXI cinema by ILO in cooperation with the Kampung Halaman Foundation with the launching of “SAMA”, a video diary produced by persons with disabilities that tells of everyday life obstacles face by the disabled in Indonesia. A second video emphasized Jakarta’s facilities and infrastructure, with the message that people with disabilities should be involved in all decision making process related to public facilities. “Through this video, I would like to let people know that deaf people have sign language that is equal to
Bahasa Indonesia, and deaf people are not stupid. I wish there will be no discrimination against people with disability in the future,” said Laura Lesmana Wijaya, a hearingimpaired interpreter at Universitas Indonesia.
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“Palestine refugees are currently faced with the most challenging situation in the region since the beginning of their plight in 1948... While the needs of Palestinian refugees are set to increase, UNRWA is facing a critical funding shortfall of US$ 36m between now and the end of the year. If funds are not forthcoming we will not be able to pay the salaries of teachers, medical personnel, social workers” ESTHER KUISCH-LAROCHE, Chief of Donor Relations, UNRWA Speaking at Gedung Dakwah Muhammadiyah in Jakarta on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
PALESTINE / UNRWA
The year-long commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Ofﬁce of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ends on 10 December 2013. The UN Secretary-General has launched the Rights Up Front Action Plan, which aims to ensure the UN system and all staff recognize the central place of human rights in the Organization’s collective responsibilities. In Jakarta, a Human Rights Day event on "Freedom of Expression and role of media in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” was held on 11 December by the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) in collaboration with UNESCO and UNIC Jakarta.
NELSON MANDELA 1918-2013
“Nelson Mandela was a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration...no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the United Nations” UN Secretary-General BAN KI-MOON
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- Launch of Labour and Social Trends Report for Indonesia 2013 Reinforcing the role of decent work in equitable growth - Global launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 - 2013 REDD+ Indonesia Stakeholder meeting
UN CALENDAR 2014
JANUARY 2014 22 ! - BAPPENAS-UN Forum on Development Cooperation
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- International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
1-7 ! - World Interfaith Harmony Week 4! - World Cancer Day ! 5! - WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin to visit Indonesia 6! - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 18 ! - UN University Rector to visit Indonesia 19-23 !- 1st International Workshop on “Climate and Societal Change in ! Coastal Areas in Indonesia and South East Asia” 25-27 !- Fifth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Paciﬁc (UNCRD)
1st week - 2014 Cooperation among East Asian Countries for ! Palestinian Development (CEPAD) Conference, in Bandung, West ! Java, with participation of Commissioner General of UNRWA Early March - 4th Jakarta International Defense Dialogue 8! - International Women's Day 20 ! - International Day of Happiness 21 ! - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21 ! - ASEAN+8 Humanitarian Relief Drill in Batam, Riau 22 ! - World Water Day End of March - Visit of UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
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- International Day of Sport for Development and Peace - World Health Day - Legislative Election in Indonesia - World Malaria Day
UN CALENDAR 2014
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- World Press Freedom Day, in Bali (TBC) - International Day of Families - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - International Day of UN Peacekeepers - World No-Tobacco Day
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- World Environment Day - World Refugee Day - United Nations Public Service Day - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafﬁcking
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- Launch of the UNFPA State of World Population 2014 Report - Indonesian Presidential Elections - World Population Day - Nelson Mandela International Day
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- World Breastfeeding Week - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
12 ! - International Youth Day 19 ! - World Humanitarian Day End of August - The 6th Global Forum of the Alliance of ! ! Civilizations,"Bali
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