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Jakarta Post

Editorial: Hosting two world meetings

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, April 30 2009   /  11:13 am

Indonesia is again to enter the world news just three weeks after what the international media claims to be an impressive example of  peaceful general elections in the world’s third biggest democracy. Around 4,000 government leaders, businesspeople, analysts and representatives from academia, civil society organizations, and media from around the world will gather in Bali for about four days for the 42nd annual meeting of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank beginning Saturday. Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province, will host the World Ocean Conference for five days beginning May 11 to discuss the role of oceans in climate change and the impact of climate change on oceans. At a first glance, the two international meetings seem unrelated as they are held by two completely different organizations. But the agendas of the two conferences are very much inter-co...