The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the airplane accident in Indonesia, which reportedly took the lives of all those on board.
He conveys his heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the bereaved families and wishes that those affected by this tragedy may find strength and comfort in this hour of grief. He also extends all his solidarity to the Government and people of Indonesia.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 29 October 2018
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the 14 January terrorist attacks in Jakarta, which resulted in the deaths of at least 2 civilians, as well as many more injured, for which ISIL has claimed responsibility. Continue reading →
IOM has welcomed the commitment by Indonesia and Malaysia to allow thousands of migrants – currently abandoned at sea by smugglers – to come ashore and receive life-saving assistance. IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said today in Geneva: “We commend the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia, in particular, for committing to continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the some 7,000 irregular migrants still at sea.” Continue reading →
In 2015 the United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates in the fields of Administration, Finance, Statistics, Public Information, Public Information, Social Affairs, and Legal Affairs who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. Continue reading →
The UN refugee agency is extremely alarmed at reports suggesting that Indonesia and Malaysia may have pushed back boats carrying vulnerable people from Myanmar and Bangladesh. On Monday the Indonesian navy stated that it had escorted a boat out to sea, although it is not clear if this represents a change in the government’s policy. Yesterday Malaysia’s Maritime Enforcement Agency announced that it would not let foreign ships dock unless they are unseaworthy and sinking. Continue reading →
Asia-Pacific policymakers, together with business and civil society representatives from around 40 countries in the region, agreed to a landmark financing strategy to harness the region’s immense financial resources for inclusive and sustainable growth.
Endorsed at a high-level consultation organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the regional action plan on financing for development outlines ways to mobilize new and additional financial resources to transform the regional development landscape. Continue reading →
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remark that “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century.” reflects the global trend away from capital punishment. More and more Member States from all regions acknowledge that the death penalty undermines human dignity, and that its abolition, or at least a moratorium on its use, contributes to Continue reading →
The Secretary-General appealed today to the Government of Indonesia to refrain from carrying out the execution, as announced, of ten prisoners on death row for alleged drug-related crimes. According to a statement released today by his Spokesperson, the Secretary-General recalled that under international law, if the death penalty is to be used at all, it Continue reading →
The OCHA Asia-Pacific Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot for 18-24 February 2014 focuses on the volcano activity and flooding in Indonesia and the Dengue Fever outbreaks in the Pacific Islands. Continue reading →