07
February

President Wants One Map Policy Completed 2019

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The development of infrastructure that becomes the work program of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla is closely related to the utilization of space and land use. Therefore, in order to obtain a geospatial reference with one standard, the government continues to accelerate the one map policy. 

Monday afternoon, February 5, 2018, President Joko Widodo along with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and related officials again discussed the implementation of this one map policy. It was the third meeting to discuss the policy.

He cautioned that this policy is crucial for immediate implementation. Differences in geospatial data and references so far have often made the process of determining strategic policy difficult.

"The overlapping of maps and licensing has led to conflict and resulted in disputes that hampered economic growth in the region, as I received information on KalimantaK island about four million hectares of forest overlap with plantation areas," he continued.

The President believes that the one map policy when  fully implemented will be able to solve the problems that often arise in the field as happened in Kalimantan. ( biro pers ) 

07
February

Human Resources Key Progress of A Nation

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The progress of a country depends on the ability of its human resources. Other things not less important are social and political stability, government management, mastery of science and technology and creativity and innovation of its human resources. The statement was conveyed by President Joko Widodo in his speech at the National Education and Culture Meeting 2018 held at Pusdiklat Kemendikbud, Sawangan, Depok, Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

The Ministry of Education and Culture has a great responsibility in developing human resources in Indonesia. "This huge responsibility lies on the shoulders of you attending this meeting here," said the President.

Therefore, the President reminded the importance of education that build Pancasila character. Through education also, honesty, togetherness, politeness, values​and character taughg to the children.

"This is where the importance of education, education that teaches the struggle, education that builds the character of the learner, who always learns without waiting to be patronized, who always innovate without waiting to be taught," said the Head of State.

"That is our capital as a great nation capable of solving problems everywhere, and at the same time to win global competition," he said.

The President warned that the wealth of natural resources can not guarantee the welfare and success of a nation. Many developed countries actually do not have natural resources, but on the contrary many countries with abundant natural resources suffer from poverty, even conflict and civil war.

"Natural resources that often spoil and make us lazy, beat the fighting power, make us careless and do not encourage us all to innovate and have creativity," said the President.

On the occasion, the President reminded that the government has been trying hard to improve education services, both at central, provincial and district level through the Indonesian Smart Card program (KIP). "We want to ensure access to education for underprivileged children, "the President said.

Therefore, budget support from Central to Regional is also continuously improved and efforts to improve the quality of teachers and education infrastructure continue to run.

Therefore, the President invited all participants not to get caught up in the routine because it has been running for many years without any renewal, without a major innovation in education and culture.

"Our courage is to make a breakthrough because the changing world is now going so fast," said the President.

Also present accompanying the President were Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy.(Release Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)

 

  

07
February

Business and human rights issues are one of the new issues related to the implementation of human rights globally. The issue has become a concern of many countries around the world after the United Nations passed the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs on B & HR) in 2011. This guide becomes the reference of many countries around the world in formulating policies related to business and human rights. However, in addition to guiding these principles, the state should look at how the characteristics of business actors operating in the country. This was conveyed by the Director General of Multilateral Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Febrian Alphyanto Ruddyard in his speech at the opening of Regional Workshop on Business and Human Rights in Jakarta, February 5th. The two-day workshop was the initiation of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the European Union (EU), the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), and the Indonesia Global Compact Network.

 

"Each country has its characteristics that need to be carefully scrutinized and certainly become the factor in the formulation of business and human rights policy. Indonesia for example, micro, small and medium enterprises or MSMEs are the majority of economic actors in the country. In addition there are alsostate-owned enterprises that certainly havetheir own characteristics. Therefore, dissemination and enhancement of undestanding among stakeholders are important,  Ruddyard said. 

Ruddyard added that the growth of industrial and investment sectors in Southeast Asia is now one of the factors driving countries in the region to formulate policies related to business and human rights. Indonesia is a country that pioneers the launching of business and human rights policies through the National Business Action Plan and Human Rights initiated by the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) in cooperation with the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) in 2016. (Rezha)

07
February

 

President Joko Widodo Tuesday morning led the National Coordination Meeting on Forest and Land Fire Control of 2018. The coordination meeting attended by several regional heads and police and military devices from the region was held at Istana Negara, Jakarta, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

The handling of forest and land fires by the government and its staff in recent times has made significant progress. Data obtained by the President mentions that the number of hotspots in the forest and land fires subscription area is further reduced.

"According to the data given to me and earlier it has been reported by the Coordinating Minister for Economy, there is a very significant reduction of hotspot.In 2015 there were 21,929 hotspots. In 2016 it dropped drastically to 3915. In 2017 it dropped to 2,567 hotspots," he said.

In the event which was also attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, the President expressed his appreciation for his staff both at the central and local level for the achievement. Nevertheless, he cautioned that this handling and prevention should be intensified.

President Joko Widodo does not want to compromise in case of forest fires and unrestrained land in 2018. Specifically for police and military devices, strict sanctions await them. ( biro pers )