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UN Connect Newsletter - July 2017

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1. Indonesia and UN - partners in the country’s development process
2. UNODC supports Training of Trainers for Women against Corruption Movement
3. Promoting youth volunteerism for Sustainable Development across ASEAN countries
4. Indonesia to better coordinate on Small and Medium Enterprises policies
5. UNDP Indonesia launches crowd funding campaign to save Sumatran tigers
6. UNV Indonesia organizes group learning for UN volunteers serving in the country



Indonesia and UN - partners in the country’s development process

The new United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, Anita Nirody, recently talked to the UN Connect newsletter on her work in the country. Below is the interview:
 
Question: What is your vision for the UN Country Team in Indonesia?
 
Anita Nirody (AN): It is such a pleasure to be in Indonesia. I arrived about two months ago, and I have used my time to meet with the country team. I have started meeting with different national counterparts within Government and outside. So, I want to say that I am still in a learning process because this is a large country, diverse, extremely complex with many opportunities and challenges. CONTINUE

UNODC supports Training of Trainers for Women against Corruption Movement

In 2012 and 2013, Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a household survey on anti-corruption values in families in Central Java and Yogyakarta. The study showed that only four percent of parents surveyed had taught their children the values of honesty in society. This discovery has led to multiple questions being raised on the perception of corruption in society. CONTINUE

Promoting youth volunteerism for Sustainable Development across ASEAN countries

A conference titled South-South Knowledge Exchange on Youth Volunteering for the Sustainable Development Goals: Sharing Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) and Other Approaches from ASEAN countries was organized by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Bangkok, Thailand, between 20 and 23 June 2017. CONTINUE

Indonesia to better coordinate on Small and Medium Enterprises policies

Indonesian policy makers representing relevant ministries, key labour actors and organizations, including business development services, have formulated joint intervention programmes to promote better market access and enhance application of the information technology as critical steps to develop more coordinated policies and improve small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia. CONTINUE
 

UNDP Indonesia launches crowd funding campaign to save Sumatran tigers

Tigers are known as forests’ most-feared guardian. Living as the symbol of peace to many, their roars have echoed throughout Sumatra, Java, and Bali. But since the 1980s and 1940s, tigers are now extinct in both Java and Bali leaving the Sumatran tigers struggling to survive. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Sumatran Tigers have been classified as critically endangered. CONTINUE
 

UNV Indonesia organizes group learning for UN volunteers serving in the country

Group learning of the UN Volunteers (UNV) programme, ‘Capacity Development Learning Facility’, was organized between 3-5 July 2017 in Jakarta to help UN volunteers serve as valuable and productive workforcewith enhanced self-confidence and leadership. CONTINUE
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