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Indonesia needs to improve education, create jobs for youth: UNFPA executive director

  • Rita Widiadana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, December 19, 2019   /  12:04 pm
Indonesia needs to improve education, create jobs for youth: UNFPA executive director United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director Natalia Kanem (Courtesy of UNFPA/-)

November marked the 25th anniversary of the first global platform for population and development: the International Conference of Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi, Kenya. Indonesia, one of the conference’s signatories, has been implementing various development policies and programs for its 271 million-person population.  Natalia Kanem, the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), shared her views on Indonesia’s situation with Rita Widiadana. The following is an excerpt of the interview with The Jakarta Post. ___________________________________________   How have you found Indonesia during your brief visit here? Indonesia has been a key partner of UNFPA for decades. There has been so much progress, and Indonesia has been a champion of the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICP...