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Jakarta Post

As nonpermanent Security Council member, develop peacebuilding platform

  • Irman G. Lanti


Jakarta   /   Tue, June 19, 2018   /  01:05 pm
As nonpermanent Security Council member, develop peacebuilding platform The chamber of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York. ( Izzotti)

Indonesia’s recent election to the nonpermanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) provides an opportunity for the country to develop a true peacebuilding platform. Indonesia had been running a campaign for this seat on the “true partner for peace” theme, and indeed during the past year, Indonesia had attempted a peacemaking overture in Afghanistan and offered to mediate in Myanmar’s troubles with its ethnic minority. However, in the absence of a real peacebuilding platform, these overtures are unlikely to be sustainable, especially now that the campaign for the UNSC has been won. Indonesia’s claim as the “true partner for peace” is actually not unfounded. As one of the most diverse countries, its potential for conflicts, even a breakup, is not minor. Indeed, various conflicts have marred the country throughout t...

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