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As nonpermanent Security Council member, develop peacebuilding platform

  • Irman G. Lanti

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 19 2018   /  02:35 am

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 the years, but the fact that Indonesia re...