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Indonesia promotes UN resolution on financial inclusion

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Illustration - the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) session (REUTERS/Keith Bedford) Illustration - the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) session (REUTERS/Keith Bedford) Foto : antaranews.com

Committee II of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, handling economic, financial, developmental, and environmental issues, has adopted 22 draft resolutions proposed by the Group of 77 (G-77) and Thiongkok. Indonesia played a vital role in the negotiation process at the Committee II by acting as facilitator for the resolution on financial inclusion and as a G-77 negotiator and coordinator for resolutions on science, technology, and innovation. G-77, currently led by Palestine, is a coalition of 135 developing nations. With the high level of struggle, the two resolutions were adopted by a consensus among all UN member states at a plenary session of the Committee II of UN General Assembly. "Indonesia's active role in Committee II reflects the Indonesian government's commitment not only to promoting its national interests but also struggling for developing countries' interests at the UN in the fields of economy, finance, and development," Vice Indonesian Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani noted in a written statement released on Wednesday. As a facilitator of the resolution on financial inclusion, Indonesia led and facilitated negotiations among all UN member states and negotiation groups in the UN, such as the G-77, European Union, and CANZ (Canada, Australia and New Zealand). The resolution encourages the increased development of public economy and digital innovations in the financial sector. Indonesia, along with Thailand, also played a role as the coordinator of G-77 for the resolution on science, technology, and innovation to fight for the interests of developing nations in the fields of science, technology, and innovation, especially to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The resolution on science, technology, and innovation contains various elements in accordance with the interests of developing nations, including international cooperation in capacity building, exchange of knowledge, and transfer of technology.//antara

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