Indonesia

Annan hails withdrawal of Indonesian troops from Aceh

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the full withdrawal of Indonesian troops from the strife-torn Aceh province, which has seen nearly 30 years of separatist conflict.

UNICEF will build hundreds of new schools in Aceh and North Sumatra

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is to build more than 350 permanent new schools at a cost of $90 million in the regions of Indonesia devastated by the tsunami last year.

With forest fires choking South-East Asia, UN calls for strict enforcement of ban

With large forest fires in South-East Asia, notably in Indonesia, causing serious health and environmental problems, including a choking haze, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for strict enforcement of the ban against using fires for agricultural purposes.

In fight against hunger, UN helps develop food atlas for Indonesia

A new tool in the war on hunger in Indonesia was unveiled today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Agriculture, a 135-page compilation of colour-coded maps and charts that provides the first comprehensive analysis of all the many dimensions of food insecurity.

Annan applauds signing of Aceh peace agreement

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan welcomed the signing today in Helsinki of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Indonesia Government and the separatist Free Aceh Movement, which is designed to end nearly 30 years of conflict in the province, and he applauded both parties for reaching a peaceful settlement of the dispute through dialogue.

Annan welcomes preliminary peace deal between Indonesia and Aceh separatists

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today warmly welcomed the preliminary peace agreement reached yesterday between the Indonesian Government and the separatist Free Aceh Movement, intended to end nearly 30 years of conflict in the province.

UN agency hails Indonesian women’s bid for greater role in tsunami recovery

The United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has welcomed the efforts of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, the area most devastated by last December’s Indian Ocean tsunami, to demand a greater role in the recovery process.