Indonesia

Plea to Indonesia as 14 await "imminent" execution

Fourteen people reportedly face imminent execution in Indonesia, the majority for drug crimes, the UN’s top human rights official said Wednesday.

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Indonesian LGBTI people face discrimination from all sides

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in Indonesia face discrimination by the government, the religious majority and the media.

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The challenge of reducing Indonesia’s “pockets of poverty”

Reducing poverty in Indonesia by helping up to 80 million people who live on under US$2 a day remains the key challenge for Indonesian authorities, a UN aid expert said last week.

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Welcome for Myanmar decision to shelter sea migrants

Myanmar’s decision to take in more than 200 boat migrants has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency which on Friday called for further action to rescue more than 3,500 people still stranded at sea.

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“Remarkable transformation” in Aceh 10 years after tsunami

An Indonesian city and province has undergone a “remarkable transformation” ten years after it was hit by a tsunami, according to a spokesperson for the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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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.