Indonesia

UN monitors northern Indonesia after strong earthquake rattles Aceh province

The United Nations emergency relief arm is coordinating with local authorities and agencies to monitor the northern tip of Sumatra Island after a strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province.

Development in Indonesia must not threaten adequate housing for the poor – UN expert

Indonesia must ensure that urban and economic development do not put at risk adequate housing for poor citizens, a United Nations independent expert stressed today, adding that the Government must strive for inclusive progress.

Indonesia must allow peaceful protests in Papua, stresses UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief today expressed concern over the recent crackdown on mass demonstrations in Papua, Indonesia this week and called on the Government to allow peaceful protests and hold accountable those responsible for the violence.

Indonesia: A chance for chocolate

It's Easter - a time when Americans buy more than 30 million kilograms of chocolate! But will chocoholics always be able to get their fix?

Cocoa supplies are dwindling and it's predicted that by 2020, chocolate companies will be short of one million tons of cocoa.

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Proposed bill in Indonesia threatens freedom of religion and association – UN experts

Proposed bill in Indonesia threatens freedom of religion and association – UN experts A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Indonesia to amend a bill that requires new organizations to adhere to the official State philosophy that supports the belief in only one God and imposes restrictions on the types of activities they can carry out.

Indonesia: Surviving the Flood

Jakarta is recovering from yet another flood. But Indonesia is no stranger to natural disasters. In fact, there is a flood here almost every month. Often deforestation on mountain slopes loosens the soil and heavy rain leads to landslides.

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