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  • Indonesia Encourages Human Rights Council to Consistently Discuss the Human Rights Issues in Palestine

    20 Mar 2019

    Geneva, Swiss - At the 40th General Assembly of Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 March 2019, the RI Ambassador/Permanent Representative for United Nations (UN), Ambassador Hasan Kleib, reaffirmed Indonesia's support for the Human Rights protection for Palestinians as their home was continuously suffering under the Israel occupation. The assertive support is delivered to tackle Israel and a number of Western countries that attempt to remove a discussion on Palestine from the 7th Item of Agenda on Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in the UN Human Rights Council. "Based on the situation, Indonesia emphasizes its support to encourage the continuation of discussion on the Human Rights in Palestine under the 7th Item of Agenda in the UN Human Rights Council, which goes in line with the resolution 5/1 as its foundation," Ambassador Hasan Kleib stated. He asserted, "The discussion of Palestine issues in the 7th Item of Agenda will always appears as a relevant and urgent matter as long as the Palestinian rights are still violated; Israel as the occupying power still acts and imposes policies that are against the humanitarian law and International Law on Human Rights; and the international community has not succeeded in either overcoming humanitarian issues in Palestine or stopping Palestinians sufferings due to Israel’s occupation." It is also stated that that the UN Human Rights Council is still incapable to take the legal actions to abolish impunities and to demand accountability for the violation of Palestinian rights committed by Israel. Indonesia also urges the High Commissioner of UN Human Rights to publish the database of the Israeli corporations and multinational companies that take the advantages from their business activities in the occupied territory. It is considered essential to cut the incentives from the territory. The 7th Item of the Agenda is proposed by some developing countries including Indonesia that is also one of the founding members of Human Rights Council in 2007. The effort, for the first time, induces a special Item in the Agenda of the reformed UN Human Rights mechanism that concerns the Human Rights situation in Palestine. Previously, the UN Human Rights Commission was criticized as a full-of-politicization forum that offered no opportunity for the discussion of Israel unjust actions and Human Rights violation in Palestine. Other than asserting the supports for the Human Rights situation in Palestine to be the agenda of the Human Rights Council, Indonesia also expresses its support toward performance of the UN Special Rapporteur in Palestine. In relation to this, Indonesia encourages all parties, especially Israel, to cooperate through the UN Human Rights mechanism in order to end the Human Rights violations and people’s sufferings in Palestine. Indonesia urges Israel to provide an access for the last-year-established Commission of Inquiry to investigate the violence by Israeli armed forces to the Palestinians during the demonstration in Gaza Strip. Selengkapnya

  • Indonesia to host Indonesia-South Pacific Forum to Strengthen Cooperation with South Pacific Countries

    19 Mar 2019

    ​Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesian Ministry for Foreign Affair will host Indonesia-South Pacific Forum (ISPF) on 21 March 2019 in Jakarta. This high-level meeting will be attended by 15 countries in the South Pacific region including Indonesia, taking "Our Future: Shared Ocean, Shared Prosperity" as the theme. Selengkapnya

  • Encouraging Cooperation and Trust Building, Indonesia to Hold a High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation

    18 Mar 2019

    Jakarta, 18 March 2019: The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) at the Fairmont Hotel Jakarta on 20 March 2019, under the theme: "Indo-Pacific Cooperation towards a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Inclusive Region". Director General for Asia-Pacific and African Affairs, Desra Percaya, and Head of the Financial Education and Training Agency (FETA) of the Ministry of Finance, Siswo Pramono, delivered this news at a press briefing at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs office on Monday afternoon (18/3). Selengkapnya

  • UNEA-4: Indonesia Proposed 5 Initiatives for Global Environment

    14 Mar 2019

    Nairobi, Kenya – The delegation of the Republic of Indonesia is attending the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), held by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) from 11-15 March 2019. Led by the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the UNEP, H.E. Mr. Soehardjono Sastromihardjo, the delegation presents five initiatives from Indonesia for global environment. Four of these initiatives have been agreed during the consultation session between Member States during the Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives meetings and are scheduled to be adopted as UNEA-4 Resolutions during the assembly’s closing plenary session on Friday, 15 March 2019. Selengkapnya

  • Indonesia Actively Involved in the Formulation of Global Policy on Sustainable Ocean Economy Development

    06 Mar 2019

    The Indonesian delegation attended a meeting for High-Level Panel (HLP) of Expert Groups for Sustainable Ocean Economy in Park Hyatt Hotel, Abu Dhabi on Sunday (3/3). The delegation is led by the Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, Susi Pudjiastuti, and with some members including Dr. N. Hasan Wirajuda, Prof. Dr. Syarif Wijaya, Nilanto Perbowo, Brahmantya S. Poerwadi, and Dr. Mas Achmad Santosa. Selengkapnya

  • Condé Nast Traveler Middle East Magazine Chooses Bali as Favourite Adventure Destination

    05 Mar 2019

    Condé Nast Traveler Middle East Magazine held the Awarding Night for the best global tourism business players in JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai (27/2). Selengkapnya

  • MER-C Volunteer Team Departs to Gaza for the 2nd Phase of Indonesia Hospital Construction

    01 Mar 2019

    The Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C) volunteer team departed to Gaza as an attempt to continue the second phase of Indonesia Hospital construction in Bayt Lahiya, Gaza, Palestine. The volunteer team consisting of 32 persons was accompanied by the representative from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for Cairo and headed from Cairo to Rafah Border Crossing. Selengkapnya

  • Cocoa Diplomacy: Reclaiming Indonesia's Glory

    22 Feb 2019

    Jakarta, Indonesia - "Cocoa, one of Indonesia's strategic commodities that supports the lives of 1.7 million Indonesian farmers, continues to experience a decline in production and productivity to 51% in the last ten years. Referring to data from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), Indonesia is threatened to be demoted as the 4th largest cocoa producer in the world from its previous 3rd rank after Ivory Coast and Ghana." said the Deputy General of Multilateral Cooperation at the opening of Workshop on Enhancing Cooperation between the Government and the ICCO on the Development of Indonesia's Cocoa Sector at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta, February 14, 2019. Selengkapnya

  • Learning from Conflict, Women Take a Role to Create Peace

    22 Feb 2019

    Ambon, February 14, 2019: If anything can be learned from the settlement of conflict that happened in Ambon in the past is that civil society, especially women, had a remarkable role in creating peace. Female activists were instrumental in encouraging peace in all social levels. Moreover, during the conflict, women that worked as peddlers (Papalele) had ensured the continuation of economic activities through trades/barters with opposing communities despite significant number of victims on their side. Selengkapnya

  • Indonesian Ambassador in Khartoum Submits a Copy of Credentials to Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs

    12 Feb 2019

    Taking place in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, Indonesian Ambassador for Eritrea, Rossalis R. Adenan, based in Khartoum, Sudan, has submitted a copy of Credentials to Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Osman Saleh. In the meeting, Indonesian Ambassador delivered a warm greeting from Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno LP Marsudi, and expressed his gratitude for Eritrean Government's support for Indonesia in the UNSC (8/2). Selengkapnya

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