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06
October

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi said that since the establishment of the UN 75 years ago, and since the signing of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) 50 years ago, the world is still far from a complete elimination of nuclear weapons. In the High Level Meeting of Commemoration and Promotion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons which was held virtually on October 2, 2020, Minister Retno Marsudi explained that the absence of progress in efforts to eliminate nuclear arsenal had resulted in a decline in trust among countries in the world.

As quoted on the kemlu.go.id page (03/10), Minister Retno Marsudi also underlined three important points to achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons: First, there must be the implementation and enforcement of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In this regard, she said that full participation and commitment from all countries, including countries with nuclear weapons, is essentially needed. The second point is to strengthen the mechanism and architecture of global disarmament. Several disarmament mechanisms such as the Conference of Disarmament, the prohibition of comprehensive nuclear testing and other mechanisms must be pursued in order to achieve the goal of total elimination of nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, the third is to ensure that nuclear disarmament provides tangible benefits to global prosperity.

In addition, Minister Retno emphasized that the Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder of the world's nations that human and humanitarian protection can only be achieved through global solidarity and not through nuclear weapons.Minister Retno in her closing speech said that on the one hand, maintaining the existence of nuclear weapons does not provide benefits to the world (zero-sum). On the other hand, the complete elimination of nuclear weapons will precisely ensure the survival of mankind. The High Level Meeting for Commemoration and Promotion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is part of the 75th UN General Assembly (SMU) High Level Meeting which is taking place from 21 September 2020 up to now.

06
October

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Indonesia and UN Habitat commemorate World Habitat Day 2020. Surabaya is hosting the Global Observance of World Habitat Day 2020 (The Global Observance of World Habitat Day 2020) on 5 and 6 October 2020. The theme raised at this year's commemoration is “Housing for All: A Better Urban Future, Housing for All: A Better Urban Future. President Joko Widodo considered this theme very appropriate. In his speech delivered virtually, on Monday (5/10), he said, home is everyone's basic need. Home strengthens the family as the main pillar of the nation's strength. Homes are also a main stronghold against various health risks, including the Covid-19 pandemic. Facts have shown that amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it is the house that becomes the major stronghold against the spread of the new coronavirus. Appeals to stay at home, school from home, work from home and worship from home, have been implemented in almost all affected countries, since the World Health Organization -WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic.


Then, a question arises ‘Do all families have a house that can be a strongholdfor their family?’ 
Housing is indeed a problem faced by a lot of countries. The UN Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres, in his statement on World Habitat Day 2020, said that currently, one billion people live in crowded settlements with inadequate housing. To meet global demand, more than 96,000 housing units must be completed every day - and they must be part of the green transition. The housing issue is also a special concern of President Joko Widodo's administration. Since 2015, Indonesia has planned to build one million housing units every year. Data shows that in 2018 and 2019, this target had been exceeded. In 2019, more than 1.2 million housing units were completed. This year’s the achievements are different from the previous years’ achievements. Based on data from the Directorate General of Housing of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing until the third quarter of August 2020, there were 264,457 housing units that have been built. The Covid-19 pandemic has a very significant impact on the implementation of the One-Million Home Program. However, Indonesia is optimistic that the target of one million houses this year can be achieved.


It’s hard to realize the construction of a million houses every year, especially for low-income residents. The awareness of all related stakeholders  to provide adequate housing is a shared responsibility to support the construction of a million houses. The full involvement of the government, financial institutions, the private sector and the community towards the One-Million Home Program can accelerate the achievement of the Indonesian government's target for fulfilling the rights of every citizen to housing. So, every family in Indonesia can have a livable house that can be a stronghold for every occupant. In the future, the houses that are built will not only function as housing, but also become a place of livelihood. Covid-19 has provided such lessons. The One-Million Home Program every year is a real proof of the responsibility of the Indonesian government that no one is left behind.

06
October

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Indonesian President , Joko Widodo reminded that urban population growth around the world continuously increases. Therefore, the issue of urban setup in the New Urban Agenda is very important. It was said by President  Joko Widodo  when  opening the  World Habitat Day commemoration virtually  which was held at the Surabaya City Hall, East Java on Monday night (5/10). The President further said  if it is not seriously prepared, the rapid growth of the community can trigger many problems. On the other hand, if it is handled properly, urbanization can be an opportunity for the progress of Indonesia.

"If it is  not seriously prepared, the rapid growth of the community can trigger problems such as   density and poverty, environmental problems and availability of public spaces, the availability of basic infrastructure, particularly  clean water and sanitation, including housing problems and various other urban problems. However, if Indonesia handles it well, I believe that the urbanization can be an extraordinary opportunity for the progress of Indonesia. It can become a center for creativity and innovation, can encourage the economic growth, and improve the quality of life and welfare of its citizens" The President said. 

Furthermore, President Joko Widodo also reminded that currently 55 percent of the world's population live in cities. The number of population   approximately  increases to 68 percent. The highest rate of increase occurred in the continents of Asia and Africa. So the President said the commitment to the "New Urban Agenda" in 2036 can not be postponed. The commemoration of the World Habitat Day 2020 themed "Housing for All, a Better Urban Future", was virtually attended by the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Maimunah Mohd Sharif and the Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini//voi/edit r/Trans:AF

06
October

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) emphasized the importance of providing livable houses for the community.  This was conveyed by President Jokowi in a virtual speech at the Global Habitat Day 2020 Commemoration which was held in Surabaya, East Java, Monday.  In his remarks, the president also conveyed that the theme raised in the commemoration was a very relevant theme for the whole world.

"The theme "Housing for All: A Better Urban Future" is the right agenda for all of us, for the whole world, that the home is the basic need of all people around the world, that the home will strengthen the family as the main pillar of the nation's strength, and the house is a bulwark  first against various health risks, including the Covid-19 pandemic" The President said. 

In his speech, President Joko Widodo said that the Indonesian government strives so that every citizen can occupy a livable house.  One of them is through the One Million Houses Program which has been implemented since 2015. The President added, the target of building one million housing units per year has been successfully exceeded in 2018 with a focus on low-income communities. Through the Global Habitat Day 2020 Commemoration, President Joko Widodo hopes that delegates from all over the country can share ideas, exchange knowledge, expertise and experiences, as well as forge cooperation and strengthen collaboration to increase the resilience of cities to face pandemics and other disasters. The Global Habitat Day 2020 commemoration was held virtually and was attended by 193 countries//voi/nouva/edit r