Day: March 11, 2023

Death Toll From Indonesia’s Landslides Increased To 33

JAKARTA,  The death toll from the landslides in Indonesia’s western province of Riau Islands earlier this week, rose to 33, with 21 others missing, a disaster agency official said yesterday.   The disaster-hit Natuna Regency on Monday, already evacuated 1,300 people, after the landslides destroyed houses, Syariffuddin Muhammad, secretary of

Delegates Highlight Rural Women’s, Girls’ National, Economic Contributions, But Point to Gaps in Education, Food Security, as Commission Session Continues

Representatives of Member States today delivered voluntary presentations on their national efforts to implement the 2018 agreed outcomes on “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” as the Commission on the Status of Women continued its sixty-seventh session.   The session, which

Ensuring healthy Bangka Belitung seas for better blue economy

Indonesia has been leading on a blue economy strategy as a form of its commitment to restoring the health of marine space in a bid to support sustainable national and regional economic growth. The sea offers myriad opportunities for humanity to flouri…