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INDONESIA / ROHINGYA REFUGEES

UN Refugee Agency welcomed the commitment announced Wednesday by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the issue of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast of Southeast Asia. UNHCR

20 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / PUSHING BACK MIGRANTS

The UN Office for Human Rights spokesperson said reports that Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have been pushing boats full of vulnerable migrants back out to sea are appalling, adding that that pushing boats back out to sea will inevitably lead to many avoidable deaths and that the focus should be on saving lives, not further [...]

15 May 2015 | Read More »

INDONESIA / TSUNAMI UPDATE

The Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the worst disasters in living memory. It affected nine countries and killed about 170,000 people inIndonesia' Aceh province, alone. Ten years on,UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visited Banda Aceh and Sabang to review the recovery and reconstruction. UNICEF

4 Mar 2014 | Read More »

INDONESIA / CLIMATE CHANGE

Indonesian centre connects forest communities in conversations to combat climate change. UNIC JAKARTA

28 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN/ UNAIDS 2013 GLOBAL REPORT

A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows dramatic acceleration towards reaching 2015 global targets on HIV.  UNAIDS

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DEATH PENALTY

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern today (5 April) over the reinstatement of the death penalty in a number of countries in the Middle East and Asia. CH UNTV

5 Apr 2013 | Read More »

INDONESIA / COCOA CRISIS

It’s predicted that by 2020 chocolate companies will be short of 1 million tons of cocoa. One solution from the world's second largest chocolate company, Mars Inc. has been to invest directly in small coca farmers in developing countries.  Mars has teamed up with IFAD to provide cocoa farmers with training in new production techniques. [...]

30 Mar 2013 | Read More »

INDONESIA / STUNTING

One third of Indonesian children are stunted and in the Nusa Tenggara Barat province the rates are higher than the national average. UNICEF has teamed up with the World Bank and the Indonesian government to bring those rates down. UNICEF

19 Mar 2013 | Read More »

INDONESIA / FREQUENT FLOODS

As climate change makes agriculture increasingly risky, having diverse sources of income is becoming more important for farmers inIndonesia. IFAD

18 Feb 2013 | Read More »

PALM OIL / GREAT APES

The UN Environment Programme and its Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall warn that a palm oil boom is threatening the habitats of great apes in Africa and Asia, and say consumers can stop the destruction with careful shopping. Orangutan habitats in Indonesia have already been largely wiped out by palm oil cultivation. UNEP / FILE

31 Jan 2013 | Read More »

 

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