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Indonesia’s leadership in ocean affairs

  • I Made Andi Arsana
    I Made Andi Arsana

    Lecturer at the Department of Geodetic Engineering, Gadjah Mada University

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Yogyakarta   /   Fri, December 14, 2018   /  11:14 am
Indonesia’s leadership in ocean affairs Surrounded by the picturesque view of Central Sulawesi’s Gulf of Tomini. (Shutterstock/Michal Knitl)

More than six decades after the historic Djuanda Declaration that forever changed Indonesia’s territorial and maritime jurisdiction, muchhas taken place in the country regarding ocean affairs and the law of the sea.

On Oct. 29 and 30, Indonesia hosted one of the biggest conferences in ocean affairs, the Our Ocean Conference, in Bali. This conference recognized Indonesia’s role and leadership in dealing with global ocean affairs and the law of the sea. Unsurprising- ly, Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country, the territory and jurisdiction of which is predominantly ocean. 

Indonesia then organized an event for Archipelagic and Island States in Manado, North Sulawesi. The two successive events constituted a big responsibility that required a lot of resources from Indonesia. They also confirmed the trust that the international community ...

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