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Jakarta Post

East Nusa Tenggara teen speaks at UN forum

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 24 2019   /  12:25 am
Roslinda (JP/Donny Fernando)(JP/Donny Fernando)

Roslinda (JP/Donny Fernando)Roslinda, a 14-year-old middle school student from Kombapari village in East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, had never been outside the country until this month, when she went to New York City to attend the United Nations (UN) High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.After over 30 hours of travel from her home in East Nusa Tenggara, not including a 12-hour layover in South Korea, Oslin, as she is commonly called, arrived in New York and spoke at five sessions during the forum, including one where she spoke at a panel discussion involving National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head Bambang Brodjonegoro and ministers from other countries.“I urge you to listen to the children’s voice and involve children in discussions with government. Let us work together and play our roles to end violence against children,” she said in her speech in Engli...