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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo received a visit from the President of the Argentine Republic Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada, at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Wednesday (6/26) afternoon.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his entourage arrived at the Bogor Presidential Palace at around 11:10 WIB. The convoy of horsemen and custom-made troops escorted the arrival of the President of the Republic of Argentina from the front yard of the Palace.

When welcoming Mauricio Macri, President Jokowi wore a black suit with a red tie. While the First Lady Iriana looks gracefully dressed in a pink folk kebaya wrapped in a brown batik scarf.

The state ceremony began a series of greetings which were colored by the national anthem of the two countries and the boom of the cannon. After the national anthem of the two countries, President Jokowi and President Mauricio walked to inspect the troops. When passing a row of traditionally clothed children, President Mauricio received a warm welcome. "Welcome to Indonesia," the children shouted.

Furthermore, President Jokowi and Mauricio Macri entered the Bogor Presidential Palace for signing guest books and joint photo sessions. After signing the guest book, President Jokowi invited the Argentine President to head behind the Palace, where the two heads of state carried out Veranda Talk.

This series of state visits was then followed by bilateral meetings in the Left Wing Master Room. After the meeting, the two heads of state were scheduled to submit a joint press statement.

Accompanying President Jokowi in receiving this state visit included Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Pratikno, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman. (setkab)


Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi received a courtesy call by UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix (25/6) They discussed a range of issues, including capacity building and training for peacekeepers and the role of women in peacekeeping missions.

USG Lacroix appreciates Indonesia's leadership and contribution in UN peacekeeping operations.


Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, opened the conference, emphasizing the important role of the armed forces in determining the effectiveness of the peace mission on Tuesday in Jakarta.

"As a multinational force combined with various UN member states, the effectiveness of UN peace missions will be determined by the effectiveness of the contributing countries themselves. Although I also have to emphasize that 'peacekeeping is more than the sum of its parts'," said the vice president in his speech.

According to Kalla, the armed forces are the backbone of the UN peacekeeping mission, which needs to be developed continuously.

The UN peace mission requires modernization that is not only limited to technology, as well as modern doctrine, but also to the capabilities and capacities needed by peacekeepers.

"(These include) things like the ability to establish good relations with the local community, or an adequate understanding of international humanitarian law," said the vice president, citing "soft skills" needed by the armed forces to understand their mandate and work environment.

The capability and ability of "soft skills" of the peacekeepers said that the vice president must be able to win sympathy from the people on duty.

The vice president appreciated the conference as an opportunity for a number of countries to exchange ideas and prepare to be effective in the 21st century.

"Because peace cannot be maintained by force; it can only be achieved with understanding," said the vice president.

Navy Chief of Staff, Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji, said that as many as 29 countries and one regional organization attended the International Conference on the Preparation of the Modern Armed Forces for the Maintenance of Peace in the 21st century. "Also present were speakers who were international figures in the field of world peace missions," Admiral Siwi said in his remarks at a conference jointly held by the National Defense Forces  (TNI) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

He hoped this activity would emerge as one of the positive contributions of Indonesia and the entire country to a more peaceful and prosperous world. (ant)


Innovations from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), named, won first place in the category of Ensuring Integrated Approaches in Public Sector Institutions at 2019 UNPSA organized by the United Nations (UN).

Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform (PANRB) Syafruddin received a trophy and certificate accompanied by PANRB Ministry of Public Service Deputy Diah Natalisa and representatives from BNPB, Sestama BNPB Dody Ruswandi and Innovator Yayasan Mahardika, at Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan On Monday (6/24).

"Congratulations on the award that BNPB has received, hopefully this innovation can continue to be developed and useful for the people of Indonesia," Syafruddin said after the event.

The PANRB Minister considered that this award was concrete evidence that the Indonesian nation was increasingly responsive to the progress of public services. With this award, continued the Minister of PANRB, Indonesia is increasingly recognized by other nations through UNPSA.

The participation of innovations from Indonesia in UNPSA has been carried out since 2014, by presenting five innovations as finalists. In 2015, there were two runners up and three finalists in the UNPSA. Three years later, namely 2018, the EDAT System won the prestigious event. In 2019, an innovation from Indonesia by BNPB again won the UNPSA. "This is a momentum so that Indonesia is increasingly valued in the world," Syafruddin continued. is a free website-based platform that produces spatial visualization of disaster information in real time. This platform utilizes the use of social media and instant messaging during disaster events to collect and filter the current conditions confirmed by residents in the locations around the incident

The platform, formerly, was developed by BNPB with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USAID, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and BPBD DKI Jakarta. During a flood in Jakarta 2017, this platform can quickly collect flood data and information quickly and realtime. At that time, thousands of people reported flooding and was accessed by more than 500 thousand users in less than 12 hours, so the impact of the disaster was quickly mapped.

When weather patterns become increasingly unpredictable, cities in Indonesia are routinely faced with the challenges of extreme weather events. Lack of access to valid and real-time information results in the ability for BNPB to create innovations that serve to map disaster areas and predict conflicts that will arise.

By providing valid disaster information, it allows people to save themselves and share that information. utilizes all residents, to participate in this platform through social media and instant messaging. The power of social media is used to get reports of disaster events quickly. In accordance with the principles and principles, disaster management must be carried out quickly and precisely.

This platform is designed to operate together with other existing platforms, such as messaging applications, social media, and short messages. This innovation is intended for the general public, especially the lower middle class and the community with limited access to facilities. Since its launch in December 2015, has been accessed 737,102 times by 361,478 users.

Before being proposed to UNPSA, the PANRB Ministry held a Public Service Innovation Competition (KIPP) and continued to provide assistance. innovations participated in KIPP in 2017 and successfully entered the Top 99 Public Service Innovations. ( Ministry of PANRB )