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 ) 

06
February

Indonesia is known as one of the countries which often provides assistance in the form of capacity building to other countries especially in the Asia – Pacific region in various fields. According to the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, the assistance provided by Indonesia especially regarding the use of creative technology is an important point that is owned by Indonesia. This was conveyed by Yukiya Amano after meeting with Deputy Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs A. M Fachir in Jakarta, Monday, February 5th.

 

"You are using in a new creative technology, for agriculture, for human health. Very important point is that you are not only working with IAEA but you are helping other countries, in the ASEAN and beyond. I very much appreciate," Yukiya Amano said.

 

Yukiya Amano added, related to creative technology cooperation, currently IAEA with Indonesia is developing two important projects. The first project deals with intensifying the quality of soybean production to improve productivity and profitability of soybean farming. The second project involves the use of nuclear techniques, such as immuno radio tests and stable isotopes to increase livestock production and improve the management of locally based feed. Both projects are efforts to achieve food self-sufficiency and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Indonesia.///// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)

06
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.

 

"Every 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," Febrian Alphyanto 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./// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)