Diplomats Agenda : Archive Articles 2008
UK Support to National HIV/AIDS Programme
£25 million to Indonesia Partnership Fund
December 1st 2008
In commemoration of the World AIDS Day on 1 December 2008, and in support of in addressing the problem in Indonesia, the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is providing £25 million over three years (2005–2008) to the Indonesia Partnership Fund (IPF) for HIV/AIDS. 'DFID aims to spend a further £3 million in support of the IPF in 2009'. This will increase capacity to halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS infection among at risk groups and in areas of concentrated transmission.
Recent years have seen an increase in HIV/AIDS infection rates in Indonesia. In several provinces, prevalence rates in some high risk groups are more than 5%, and Papua has a generalised epidemic, with a prevalence rate of 2.4%. [more..]
New Committee Members at ASLI Meeting
September 12th , 2008
The Association of Sri Lankans in Indonesia (ASLI), formed on 8 October in 2007, held its routine committee meeting at the Residence of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka, H.E. Nanda Mallawaarachchion on September 12, 2008.
Among the matters discussed, the Association Committee Members unanimously elected three new committee members to replace some members who have already left the country and those due to leave the association very soon. The Association consists of expatriate Sri Lankans domiciled in Indonesia and the Association is in the forefront in organizing and celebrating all National Events of Sri Lanka regularly. [see photo album..]
Prince of Wales Visit to Indonesia to give Presidential lectures Jakarta
November 1st 2008
Upon the request of the British Government, The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles will visit the Republic of Indonesia from Saturday 1st November until Wednesday 5th November 2008.
The Prince's visit to Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, will focus on encouraging greater understanding between faiths, and promoting a sustainable low carbon future and youth employment opportunities. At the invitation of the President of Indonesia, The Prince of Wales will be giving the Presidential Lecture in Jakarta. [more..]
Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister visits Azerbaijan
May 13, 2008
On May 12, 2008, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia Hassan Wirajuda was received by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
On the same day the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia had meetings with Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasi-zade, Speaker of the Parliament Ogtay Asadov and Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov to discuss a range of bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest. [more..]
RI is "Environmental Superpower": US Envoy
April 22nd, 2008
April 22, 2008, in observance of Earth Day, US Ambassador to Indonesia Cameron R. Hume has written an article titled "Indonesia: Environmental Superpower":
Anyone who happened to go by the U.S. Embassy over the past few days might have noticed changes. On Saturday, a group of Indonesian children helped put the finishing touches on seven different murals depicting some of the flora and fauna of Indonesia. I am proud to have their paintings displayed outside the Embassy, and glad to see that they are thinking of the environment at a young age. Today is Earth Day, and it is important to take stock of what we are doing to protect these children's future environment. [more..]
Indonesian Children Help U.S. Embassy “Go Green” For Earth Day Event
April 19th, 2008
April 19, 2008, over 80 Indonesian children helped U.S. Ambassador Cameron R. Hume celebrate Earth Day through poetry, sports, environmentally-themed games and even a puppet show by the characters from Trans-7’s “Jalan Sesama.” In addition, the Ministry of Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador Valerina Daniel helped Ambassador Hume and the children put finishing touches on an environmental mural, one of seven murals displayed on the U.S. Embassy’s fence, each of which showcase Indonesia’s biodiversity and environment.
“I’m proud to have these murals displayed on our Embassy wall,” said Ambassador Hume. “It is important that young people in Indonesia start to think about the environment at an early age. How Indonesia and the U.S. treat their forests and oceans will affect the rest of the world, and all of our children’s futures.” [more..]
War against Azerbaijan: Targeting Cultural Heritage
April 8th 2008.
The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Indonesia held a presentation of a book entitled " War against Azerbaijan: Targeting Cultural Heritage.
The book contains information on Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno- Karabalth conflict and its devastating consequences for Azerbaijani cultural heritage in the occupied Azerbaijani territories. Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions of Azerbaijan, 20 % 01' the Azerbaijani territory are under Armenian occupation for more than fourteen years. During the occupation 738 monuments, 28 museums, 14 ~memorial complexes and 1.107 cultural institutions, 800 public buildings, 693 schools, 855 kindergartens, 798 medical centres, 927 libraries, 6 state theatres, 10 mosques have been destroyed, burnt, plundered with the total damage of $60 billion. [more..]