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Indonesia showcasing SDG strategies to the world

  • Bambang Brodjonegoro

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Jakarta   /   Tue, August 27, 2019   /  12:25 pm
Indonesia showcasing SDG strategies to the world National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro (right) delivers a speech at a breakfast meeting entitled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Investment Opportunities in Indonesia: Infrastructure and Social Sectors” in New York, United States. The sustainable projects will cover infrastructure and human development. (Antara/-)

During the 2019 High-Level Political Forum held at the United Nations in New York last month, Indonesia presented its second Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Only seven countries have done so since the SDGs were adopted in 2015. The review reaffirmed the government’s strong commitment to the SDGs and highlighted progress made as well as challenges faced for SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), in addition to SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals). The report from Indonesia also made a special point of providing numerous concrete examples and stories of SDG work at the local level. It was gratifying that Indonesia’s presentation prompted the largest number of responses, with seven member states...

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