Indonesia must tackle rising discrimination and violence, says UN human rights chief

Indonesia must tackle increasing levels of discrimination and violence as well as translate its commitments into domestic law if the young democracy is to improve the protection of human rights for all its citizens, a top United Nations official said today.

Indonesia and UNICEF attack child killer diseases

A new UNICEF report shows that pneumonia and diarrhoea are leading killers of children under five, disproportionately affecting children in the poorest, most disadvantaged areas.

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UN-backed disaster preparedness package launched in Indonesia

The United Nations and the Government of Indonesia today launched a package of disaster preparedness initiatives to further strengthen the country’s response capacity.

Secretary-General details challenges and opportunities of peacekeeping to Indonesia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting four countries in Asia.

At a training centre for peacekeepers in Indonesia, Mr. Ban gave a lecture on the challenges and opportunities the country and region face when it comes to peacekeeping.

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On regional tour, Ban salutes Indonesia’s commitment to UN peacekeeping

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed Indonesia’s regular contribution of troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions as a remarkable expression of international solidarity on peace and security, noting that the country’s president is himself a former blue helmet.

Ban calls for more ratifications of global treaty banning nuclear tests

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged eight key countries that have not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to do so and thus accelerate its entry into force, following the addition of its newest member, Indonesia.