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By Michelle Bachelet, Olivier De Schutter, Guy Ryder

Governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the social and economic disruption it has wrought with a range of ad-hoc schemes, including paid furloughs, cash transfers and family support. While commendable, these responses share two major limitations.

By António Guterres

The pandemic, as horrible as it is, must be a wake-up call that prompts all political leaders to understand that our assumptions and approaches have to change, and that division is a danger to everyone

By Luis Alfonso de Alba

Climate change is not a far-away problem– it is causing huge damage right now in Indonesia and around the world. From air pollution choking many major cities, to more extreme heat and natural disasters, to one million species at risk, the urgent need for climate action is clear.

By Anita Nirody, Sabine Machl and Derval Usher

Arin is a shop attendant at one of the biggest malls in Semarang. She has just moved to the city after graduating from high school and is proud to be a working woman, earning a salary to support herself and her family back in her village.

By:

UN in Indonesia Country Team

Ibu Neflyn from a coastal community in Sulawesi used to rely on the income from her husband who makes his living fishing at sea. The income was infrequent and often not enough to cover basic needs. When the fishermen came back to shore, the women had to sell the fish at the local market within a few days before the fish would perish.

By:

Anita Nirody, Sabine Machl and Annette Sachs Robertson

The women’s rights movement has struggled for decades to persuade the international community that violence against women is a human rights issue, not just a private matter between individuals.

10 December marks the end of 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence Against Women, a global campaign that unites people across the world to end this epidemic. It is also Human Rights Day.

By Kundhavi Kadiresan 

Indonesians consume fewer fruits and vegetables than any other country in ASEAN save Cambodia. And for the bottom 70 percent of the population it is even worse – they spend only half as much on fruits and vegetables, and just one-third as much on meat, fish and dairy, when compared to the top 30 percent.

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