Who We Are


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.

Indonesia officially became the 60th member of the United Nations on 28 September 1950. Since then the United Nations has been working in partnership with the Government to enhance development, strengthen democracy and work towards ending extreme poverty by 2030


UN Resident Coordinator

Ms. Valerie Julliand is currently the UN Resident Coordinator (UN RC) for the Republic of Indonesia. She began her assignment in October 2020.
Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Julliand served as the UN RC in Nepal since 2016. Prior to coming to Nepal, she held the position of Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative in Guatemala (2013-2016) and in the Dominican Republic (2009-2013).
From 1995 to 2008 Ms. Julliand was with the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) where she served as Head of IRIN News, Regional Office for West Africa (2006-2008), Head of the Regional Office for East Africa and the Great Lakes (1999-2006), and Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, and Demobilization and Reintegration Programme Manager, Angola Country Office (1995-1999).
Before joining OCHA, Ms. Julliand undertook voluntary work in Eastern DRC (1995) and was the Programme Director for Handicap International in Serbia and Bosnia (1993-1994). From 1984 to 1992 she worked in various positions in publishing companies in Paris, most notably as General Director of BIBA (a French women’s magazine) and Publisher of various magazines in the “Groupe Express” in France and in Poland.
Ms. Julliand, a French national, holds a Masters in Political Science from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques, France and an MPhil in Human Resources Management from the Institut de Gestion Sociale, France. She speaks French, English and Spanish.
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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.



The UN Organizations

FAOFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organization
IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development
ILOInternational Labour Organization
IOMInternational Organization for Migration
ITUInternational Telecommunication Union
UNAIDSThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNESCAPUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPAUnited Nations Population Fund
UNHABITATUnited Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNHCRUnited Nations Refugee Agency
UNICUnited Nations Information Centre
UNICEFUnited Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
UNICRIUnited Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
UNIDOUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNOCHAUnited Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UNODCUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPSUnited Nations Office for Project Services
UNUUnited Nations University
UNVUnited Nations Volunteers
UNWOMENUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment
WFPWorld Food Programme
WHOWorld Health Organization


Resident Coordinator Office

Menara Thamrin Lt. 7, Jl. MH. Thamrin, Kav. 3, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia, 10250

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