16 March 2023
(Opinion) BBNJ: Why does it matter to Indonesia?

Author: Gabriella Gianova and Andreas Aditya Salim “The ship has reached the shore,” president of the conference, Rena Lee, announced at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United States, on March 5. This marked a historic consensus among parties to the Law of the Sea Convention[…]

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8 March 2023
Charting a path toward strong blue carbon governance

Author: Mas Achmad Santosa and Karenina Lasrindy Under Indonesia’s leadership, the Group of 20 meetings in Bali last year resulted in the adoption of the G20 Bali Leader’s Declaration. Article 15 of the declaration affirms the leaders’ commitment to “step up efforts” in halting and reversing biodiversity loss, including[…]

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29 December 2022
Climate Crisis and Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders and the Environment

The world commemorates 25 November as the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, continuing until 10 December which is Human Rights Day (HAM). For 16 days, an intensive international campaign was carried out to encourage efforts to eliminate violence against women throughout the world. It is[…]

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11 December 2022
Indonesia’s Chair in ASEAN 2023 and Support for the Blue Economy

ASEAN’s economic growth of 5.5 percent in 2022 makes this region the world’s fastest growing region. Holding the ASEAN Chair in 2023, Indonesia invites countries in one region to not only pursue inclusive growth, but also sustainable and equitable growth. Carrying the theme “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth”,[…]

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9 December 2022
Analysis of the New Criminal Code and Regulations in lieu of the Job Creation Law

The ratification of the RKUHP into law at the beginning of the month was preceded by a long journey. Towards the end of the year, on December 30 2022 to be precise, the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2 of 2022 concerning Job Creation has officially[…]

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8 December 2022
Reflection on the Widi Island Case: Examining the Conflict of Authority in the Utilization of Small Islands

The listing of Widi Island in the Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions auction was deemed an unsavory effort. The government and the private sector should not make small islands as assets that are offered to the public to be fully owned and used for commercial purposes only. This case, which[…]

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2 December 2022
Meaning of Indonesian Presidency at G20 2022 for Sustainable Equitable Partnership

History records Indonesia’s achievements at the G20 Bali Summit 15-16 November 2022 in a row of Indonesia’s roles on the world stage that have had a long impact, starting with the Asia-Africa Conference in Bandung in 1955. How big will the legacy of the G20 Bali be in[…]

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11 November 2022
Collaboration and Synergy with KKP for Small Fishermen

About 3.7 million Indonesians make a living as fishermen. As many as 90 percent of them are small-scale fishermen or directly dependent on the small-scale fisheries sector. The role of fishermen is not only pending in the fisheries lens. More than that, fishermen have a crucial role in[…]

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25 October 2022
Protecting our fishing ground, securing our sustainable seafood

Margaretha Quina and Rayhan Dudayev (The Jakarta Post), October 24, 2022 In Indonesia, small-scale fishers contribute around 90 percent of the nation’s seafood, providing almost 10 percent of the protein source to the nation’s 275 million population. These data show the sustainable consumption option — locally sourced wild[…]

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18 October 2022
Transforming ‘blue foods’ for food security

Gridanya Mega Laidha and Fadilla Octaviani (The Jakarta Post), October 17, 2022 The tag line of Indonesia’s Group of 20 presidency, “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, sends a clear message regarding its focus on recovering from more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts on[…]

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