Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Coordinating minister for human development and culture Puan Maharani attended a High Level Meeting on Global peace at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday to express support to world peace and common welfare.

The High Level Meeting on Global Peace known also as Nelson Mandela Peacr Summit is a high level plenary meeting on global peace to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela and to honor him fir his dedication to humanity.

The Indonesian delegation to the meeting consists of Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Minister Puan Maharani and foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

As head of the delegation Vice President Jusuf Kalla expressed the country`s commitment to supporting world peace jointly with other UN members.

In a press conference held on the sideline of the meeting he said one of the urgencies for Indonesia to attend the meeting was to share its experience in settling conflicts in the country such as in Aceh and over East Timor Timor Leste).

Puan said peace must also be understood as common welfare for the whole people in the world. It is not only about settling conflicts or disarmameng but also human and cultural development including human rights protection, universal health care, gender equality, protection of children and other vulnerable groups and pivery alleviation and development of backward communities, she explained.

"I came hete to attend high level meetings on human development and culture especially on eradication of tuberculosis and non-contagious diseases. All countries have similar concerns over the spread of non-contagiousxdiseases and TB. This is not the issue of de eloping countries only but also the advanced countries as well," she said.

She said it needs strong commitment of all countries to achieve the targets in the Sustaiable Development Goals (SDGs) especially elimination of TB and reduction of other non-contagious diseases.

The meeting was also attended by heads of state or government of member countries, observers, non-governmental organizations and civil community organizations that are affiliated with the UN, universities and others.

Reporting by Aditya Ramadhan
Editing by Yoseph Hariyadi

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