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President of Indonesia, H.E. Joko Widodo, addressed the UN General Assembly

It has been a busy week for me and my family.

Work wise, I have been attending meetings here and there, even from several hotel premises. The office is closed due to the pandemic but our deadline continues and pressing. 

As you now, as September kicks in, the 'storm' at the UN is coming in the form of UN General Assembly. The High Level Week to be precise. Nevertheless, this year is special because of two things. First, Our President, Joko Widodo, attended the meeting and delivered the national statement through a pre-recording message. Second, the event is conducted in a hybrid way, half online and half offline.  So we have a combination of pre-recorded messages, on-site meetings with limited attendance and many virtual meetings. Never ever the UN has such an arrangement in its 75-year existence. Oh..and the UN is celebrating its 75 year anniversary. We will definitely have a lot of commemoration and discussion about what the UN can do more in the future. The future we want, the UN we need.

President of Indonesia, H.E. Joko Widodo, addressed the UN General Assembly

Btw, the delegation from outside of New York City is obliged to follow 2-week quarantine arrangement, no matter what ranks are you. It means, even the head of government/state and ministers have to go through the same procedures. Moreover, one state can only be represented by 2 person inside the UN headquarters. So unlike previous years, we stay in Jakarta and work from home. Again, working from home does not mean we have less works. It is actually the opposite. Well, we can do it! We certainly can!

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Indonesia, A True Partner for Democracy, Development, and Social Justice - Photo Exhibition

Indonesia, a true partner
Colourful Tenun, handcrafted in Indonesia. Photo by Antara
Indonesia is once again seeking for one of the seats of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the years 2020 - 2022.

Being a democratic country with the  biggest Moslem population in the world, Indonesia has a lot to share and to learn from one another in terms of promotion and protection of human rights. 

As one of the founding members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Indonesia continues working on upholding the UNGA resolution 60/251 as the basis of the Council’s work, that human rights are universal, indivisible, interrelated and interdependent. Of course is not always that easy as no country in the world has perfect human rights records. Indonesia is no exception. Even those claiming themselves as 'human rights champion' do have issues here and there. But the most important part is we continue to take tireless efforts to address 

As part of our campaign for this, we held a photo exhibition titled Indonesia, A True Partner for Democracy, Development, and Social Justice. It was held in Pasarelle Bridge, Palais des Nations, Geneva from June 25 - July 5, 2019

Indonesia is indeed committed to play a more active role in global human rights deliberation through constructive engagement, dialogue, and cooperation. It is not always that easy to do so but we stand ready enhance our works in the field of human rights with other stakeholders.

To further promote international collaboration to ensure that UN Human Rights mechanisms will contribute towards global stability, peaceful and friendly relations between nations, as well as creating an enabling environment for peace, security, and socio-economic development.

At the opening of Indonesia’s photo exhibition, we had our Deputy Minister for Public Diplomacy to share with you our journey in strengthening our democracy, enhancing our development and ensuring social justice for all.

Here are some photos we have for the exhibition.

I was trusted to help the preparation of the photo exhibition as well the conduct of the exp itself at UN Headquarters in Geneva, Palais des Nations. It was quite a long journey to get the photos that properly and artistically reflect the messages we have here. Most of the photos were bought from Antara, our press bureau, and some are from the Minsitry's documents.

It was really a previlidge to be here and for me, it is also part of the celebration of our partnership with the UN and other member states in promotion and protection of human rights across the globe.

Our Deputy Minister opened the exhibition officially
As people walk through the Pasarelle bridge, we hope that the exhibition will deliver our message that Indonesia stands ready to work with you, as a true partner for Democracy, Development, and Social Justice.

Cheers from the complete team! Jakarta and Geneve..
Wish us luck!

Indonesia, a True Partner for Democracy, Development and Social Justice.

Indonesia's s Presidency for United Nations Security Council - Open Debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts

New York City was summery that day.
After having my shaum at 3 AM in the morning, we were getting ready for the D-Day.
Yes, Thursday, May 23rd, Indonesia was once again chairing the Open Debate at the UN Security Council. 
I put on one of my favorite batik outer from Sekar Kedaton.
It was red, white and blue.
How perfect as it reflects the colors of Indonesian flags,- red and white,- and blue representing the United Nations. What a coincidence!
Then we did the final check on draft statements, Chair's notes, possible scenarios, draft summaries and reports, and media materials.
All checked and done!
9 AM we were heading to the UN Headquarters and made the final preparation in the meeting room.
Then 9.50 AM, the Ministed for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, H.E. Mrs. Retno Marsudi, and the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Antonio Gutteres joined us in the meeting room.
After a few courtesy talks and photo sessions, including with Ambassadors of Russia, Poland, and South Africa who were wearing their beautiful batik shirts and stolla, we all were ready to start.
Let the meeting begin..

Indonesia, the UN Security Council President for May 2019

Here's the first note on Indonesia's s Presidency at United Nations Security Council for the month of May 2019.

As I have mentioned in my previous post before and shared it at WW: Indonesia's Presidency for United Nations Security Council, Indonesia is continuing its presidency through Open Debate on Protection of Civilians during armed conflict. the debate was taken place in May 23rd, 2019, in UN Headquarters in New York City. Beside that, we have series of side event and other meetings as well during this month, including consultation on Middle East issue.

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Some of NYC and Jakarta team for this Open Debate

This Open Debate was an integrated part of main events under the Council Presidency of Indonesia in May 2019 with a particular theme of “Investing in Peace”. As you can see, we had our signature event on Peacekeeping in the beginning of May. We also had photo exhibition on Investing in Peace during our signature event.

The meeting was also convened to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council seizing the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict as an item on its agenda and the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions on international humanitarian law. It is indeed on of the important issues being discussed in the august Hall.

After the meeting..

The Open Debate was chaired by Minister Marsudi as the President of the Council in May 2019 and attended by around [80 UN member countries]. Among the prominent briefers are the UN Secretary-General who presented the annual report on PoC. President of ICRC, Peter Maurer, as well as CIVIC’s Executive Director, Federico Borello.

before the meeting..

The Report of the Secretary-General has identified numerous achievements during the last 20 years. Nevertheless, a lot of challenges in the protection of civilians recently are quite daunting. Numbers of civilian casualties from numerous conflicts in many corners of the world are steadily increasing. This is obviously a bleak picture for all of us.

In that context, Minister Marsudi urged international community to intensify their efforts in protecting civilians. “[We] must identify ways and means to make further progress in saving life. …We should focus on the people”, explained Minister Marsudi further.

Batik beautifully worn by my Minister and Ambassadors. Left to right: Permanent Representatives  of Indonesia, Poland, Indonesian Foreign Minister, and the Permanent Representatives of Russian Federation and South Africa.

This Open Debate reaffirms Indonesia’s support to strengthen international partnership in advancing the promotion of human rights, in particular civilians in armed conflict. Indonesia has been contributed through its active role in various international forum and technical assistance to various countries in the promotion of good governance issue.

During her speech in national capacity,  Minister Marsudi stressed the importance of community empowerment as the key element to strengthen national capacity in protecting civilians. It is important as members of the community are the first to  Participation from local community in the design and implementation of the civilians protection programs is needed to ensure that the tailor-made programs meet the needs of the affected communities.

In conclusions, the issue of protection of civilians in armed conflict is multidimensional in nature. In this regard, Minister Marsudi strongly suggested what further actions to take in countering those challenges. First, the need to strengthen national capacity of the State concerned. Second, the importance of ensuring effective implementation and compliance. And third, the importance of affirming women’s role and contribution as the agent of peace and security.

Again I was indeed very privileged  to be part of the team for the preparation and the conduct of this Open Debate. And may we all live in a better and more peaceful world. Amen.

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Long Island City, seen from the United Nations Headquarters
Hello, New York City!

Happy to be back to the Big Apple!
As I have mentioned before in my previous posts, Indonesia is the President of the UN Security Council for May 2019. This week, I will be at the Council for series of meeting for Open Debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. Previously, we had our signature event for the Open Debate for Peacekeeping Operations. Well, it's been a tough journey during the preparation as the Minister herself will be chairing the meeting and the consultation. But I am glad to be part of this historical moment. So wish me luck!

Meanwhile, enjoy some photos captured here and there in New York City, particularly Grand Central!

Spending around 9 days here in New York City, I stopped over in Tokyo before, enjoying a brief city tour to Meiji Shrine and Harajuku area. I have posted in my previous post in WW: Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan if you want to see more photos of this spot.

The sake drums..

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