Indonesia needs state policy on climate change: MPR chief

Indonesia needs state policy outlines (PPHN) to address a myriad of climate change-induced problems, People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) chairman Bambang Soesatyo has said. “Various countries such as Singapore have a national consensus serving as the basis for planning until the next 100 years to mitigate climate change,” he said in a written statement released here on Friday. He made the remarks after receiving the executive board of the Indonesian Muslim Students Association (KAMMI) at the office of the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Motor Association. Climate change has had a…

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Indonesia, India discuss cooperation in of vaccination certificates

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, discussed the possibility of the two countries exploring cooperation for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates. The two foreign ministers held talks on Friday ahead of the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders Meeting in Rome, Italy. “We spoke about the possibility of opening vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) soon and recognizing (each other’s) vaccination certificates to ensure safe travel,” Marsudi remarked while delivering a press statement virtually from Rome on Saturday. Both foreign ministers further discussed the COVID-19 situation in…

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Indonesia to hold National Day at 2020 Dubai Expo

Indonesia will showcase its cultural diversity and the nation’s potential through the National Day to be held at the 2020 Dubai Expo, the United Arab Emirates, on November 4. “Through the National Day celebrations at the Dubai Expo, Indonesia will showcase the wealth and diversity of our resources, culture, and great potential. We will show them our important role in the international arena through the grandest parade that Indonesia has ever held in the Middle East,” Minister of Trade, Muhammad Lutfi, noted in a press statement, quoted on Saturday. At…

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Success of 2024 general elections starts from villages

  The General Elections Commission (KPU) has intensified the dissemination of information on voting to the nation’s villagers through the Village Care for Election and Voting Program (DP3). According to the KPU, the program aims to increase voter participation in the upcoming 2024 General Elections. That is since the level of voter participation is one of the benchmarks for a successful election. People’s awareness and concern regarding voting are reflected through the voter turnout. However, during the past elections, voter participation in villages had lagged far behind the target. Hence,…

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Mexico supports Indonesia’s G20 Presidency: Minister Marsudi

Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon expressed his country’s support for Indonesia’s G20 Presidency in 2022 during a meeting with the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi ahead of the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy. The meeting took place on Friday (October 29, 2021), local time. Pointing to the theme of Indonesia’s Presidency, “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, Marsudi emphasized the country’s commitment to pay more attention to the interests of developing countries. “Inclusiveness is the keyword for Indonesia’s Presidency of G20,” she said while virtually briefing the press about…

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BNPB installs 27 units of landslide early warning system

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said it has installed 27 units of landslide early warning system to help policy making process concerning evacuations in risk areas. “At the community level, BNPB has strengthened the early warning system for floods and landslides, which will be utilized as a decision support system,” BNPB Head Lieutenant General Ganip Warsito said in a written statement received here on Saturday. Many more landslide early warning devices will be installed in other parts of the nation that are prone to disasters, he informed. In…

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