2015 is the Time for Global Action
2015 presents a historic and unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to decide and embark on new paths to improve the lives of people everywhere. These decisions will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change. In 2015, countries will adopt a new sustainable development agenda and a new global agreement on climate change. The actions taken in 2015 are expected to result in new sustainable development goals that build on the eight Millennium Development Goals. Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world.
The United Nations organizations have formed a partnership with the Government and people of Indonesia to support national efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), save lives in times of disaster, and rise to the challenges of people-centred development in a rapidly growing middle-income country.
All 23 agencies in the UN in Indonesia Family has committed to achieving these goals, with their own expertise and mandates.
Indonesia is a country on the move. In the last decade it has made important progress towards the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It has graduated to Middle Income Country status and joined the fold of the G20 major advanced and emerging economies. Indonesia is the largest country in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
To ensure UN’s presence in Indonesia is most effective, we are partnering with both the Government and private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals together. Building and harnessing partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals is a one in itself: Goal 17. An integrated approach is crucial for progress across the multiple goals.
A member of the United Nations since 1950, Indonesia today is also one of the top contributors of uniformed personnel to United Nations Peacekeeping operations. Indonesia also contributes to disaster relief efforts both regionally and globally. The Government of Indonesia has a vision to send 4,000 personnel on peacekeeping missions by 2019.
- Respect, love and helping our fellow human beings have become the basic instinct of every human being as a social creature. All religious teachings also advise it. From the wealth of different cultures and ethnic groups in Indonesia, we also have learned that social generosity or philanthropy, has long been the glue that keep the elements of unity and harmony within a community;
- Some communities in Indonesia have achieved remarkable economic progress. But on the other side, social and economic gap between people and between communities are also getting bigger;
- The dismal portrait of social and environmental issues in Indonesia today requires philanthropy contribution that exists in each and every Indonesian, to be transformed into something more meaningful;
- The effort to develop the potential of philanthropy for sustainable development in Indonesia cannot be done by an individual, or by one or two groups or organizations alone. The challenges are too big. Institutional infrastructure and supportive policy are still lacking. Effective and focused efforts of all components of philanthropy in Indonesia are needed to put together, unify and strengthen the movement together with civil society to face the challenges of social development, humanity and environmental protection in the country.
Source from : Philanthropy Indonesia