UN in INDONESIA
Indonesia’s population of 250 million people live amid 17,508 islands. The diverse country, in the world’s largest archipelago, is home to hundreds of distinct ethnic groups, as well hundreds of languages.
The country has experienced significant economic growth in the last decade, and its middle class continues to expand. Indonesia is now categorized as lower middle-income, and between 2009 and 2013 annual GDP growth was 5.8 percent. With a rising middle class expected to reach 135 million people by 2020, the country is challenged with widening inequality.
Indonesia has committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 17 goals set to end poverty by 2030. However immense work is required before these targets are met. Climate change and deforestation remain pivotal issues, and maternal mortality rates are extremely high in some parts of the country. HIV rates are increasing, and food security is still a concern.
The UN Organizations
UN Resident Coordinator
The UN in Indonesia is led by the Resident Coordinator (RC), Mr. Douglas Broderick.
Douglas Broderick is the UN Secretary-General’s designated representative in Indonesia and is the highest-ranked UN Official in the country. Mr Broderick has a keen interest in big data for development in rapidly changing environments.
Mr. Broderick has 30 years international development experience working previously as the Resident Coordinator in Cambodia, following posts with the World Food Program in Bangladesh, China, North Korea, Armenia, Yugoslavia, Eritrea, Rwanda and Djibouti. He has also worked for Catholic Relief Services in Iraq, the United States, Thailand, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and Egypt.
United Nations Country Team (UNCT)
Representatives of each UN agency in Indonesia work together to support a coherent approach to Indonesia's development priorities. The UN Country Team ensures that UN agencies are well-coordinated in the planning and implementation -- as well as monitoring and evaluation. Learn more about how UN agencies work together: UN Partnership for Development Framework 2016-2020.
The UNCT is part of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), which also includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and representatives from national and international NGOs.