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February
 
 
The International Nuclear Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed its readiness to provide assistance to Indonesia for the development of nuclear power plants (PLTN). However, related to the construction of the nuclear power plant, the agency insists it will not intervene and submit the decision completely to the Indonesian government. This was conveyed by the Director General of IAEA, Yukiya Amano, after meeting with Indonesian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.M Fachir in Jakarta, Monday, February 5th, 2018.
 
"And IAEA can assist if you decide, but it is up to you to decide and we will not interfere, in that decision. In a country decide either Indonesia or Bangladesh decide to use a nuclear power. We can help to use nuclear power safely, securely, and sustainably," Yukiya said. 
Yukiya added that the International Nuclear Energy Agency (IAEA) will support Indonesia completely because nuclear power is one of the most environmentally friendly electricity sources nowadays. Nuclear power has its advantages. Nuclear-generated electricity has the lowest carbon content. One-third of the low-carbon supply is generated from nuclear power today. The issue of nuclear power plant development in Indonesia has long been rolling. A number of countries have offered cooperation for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Indonesia. Based on a Sigma Research poll in 2015, 75 percent of Indonesians themselves supported the establishment of a nuclear power plant as it is assumed to ensure the availability of electricity supplies.//// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)
05
February

Army Chief of Staff General Mulyono opened Army Leadership Meeting 2018 at Indonesian Army Headquarters in Jakarta, on Monday, February 5th, 2018. The meeting held annually was to explain the agenda in the meeting and to convey policies formulated by the Indonesian Army Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto. General Mulyono explained the readiness of the Army in facing 2018 Simultaneous Regional Head Election (Pilkada) and the 2019 Presidential election. General Mulyono said the neutrality of the Indoensian Army which is in accordance with the direction of the commander of the Indonesian Military is a must and cannot be negotiable. In fact, it becomes a commitment to be fought for. Mulyono assures that the  soldiers will not conduct a black campaign to win a contestant at the democracy party.//// VOI 05.02.2018 AF/TRANS REZHA/AHM

05
February

Human rights is one of the important issues in international relations that continues to become the attention of various countries now. Therefore, various countries in the world are expected to perform various actions related to the improvement of the implementation of human rights at the national level, one of them isthrough the strengthening of national human rights institutions. This was conveyed by Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs in herspeech at Jakarta International Conversation on Human Rights in Jakarta, Monday, February 5th 2018.

 

"Concrete action at the national level should be undertaken by legislative and for institutional framework in the field of human rights must be pursued. The human rights agenda must be mainstreamed at the central and local government. National human rights institution must be strengthened, human rights campaign and education must be intensified," said Retno Marsudi .

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi added that Indonesia for two decades has been trying to continue to strengthen the implementation of human rights at the national level. According to her, the national plan on human rights in Indonesia has reached the fourth generation since 1998 and will continue to be updated. At the international level, Indonesia itself up to now through its peace and humanitarian diplomacy continues to play an active role in promoting human rights and cooperation on the issue.///// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)

05
February

Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened Jakarta International Conversation on Human Rights in Jakarta, Monday, 5 February. In her speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, reminded the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Vienna Declaration as an instrument that has produced the central principles of the so-called human rights. The conference is specifically held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and its Action Program.

"Through this Jakarta International Conversation on Human Rights, Indonesia is proud to take part in the commemoration of the 70 th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 25 th Anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and draft of Action. The two instruments embody key principles for deliberation of human rights, namely universality, objectivity, non- selectivity, non-politicization, and cooperation. 70 years on, this principle is critical, in today‚Äôs world where conflict, organized crime, and disaster around the world often result in great humanitarian issues," Retno said. 

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi also reminded the importance of cooperation from various existing elements to face issues related to human rights. Because, nowadays issues related to human rights often cause instability of international relations, both regionally and globally. Besides holding the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and its Action Program, the conference is also held to evaluate how the implementation of human rights as a whole. Therefore, in this conference the Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites all levels of society to attend and provide an assessment related to the implementation of human rights in the world.//// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)