President Jokowi highlights Indonesia's four stances at UNGA

President Jokowi highlights Indonesia's four stances at UNGA

Screenshot of President Joko Widodo at the 76th United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2021. (ANTARA/Desca Lidya Natalia/uyu)

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Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) drew attention to Indonesia's four stances on recent global issues at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

"The resolution of this assembly is awaited by the global community to resolve current main concerns of the world. When will people be free from the pandemic?" the President stated in a video presented at the 76th UNGA in New York City on Wednesday evening American Eastern Standard Time (EST) or Thursday morning Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB).

"When will the economy recover and grow inclusively? How to guarantee global resilience in future? When will the world be free from terrorism and war?" Jokowi added.

"Assessing the global developments to date, many things must be done together. First, we have to give hope that the pandemic will be resolved quickly, fairly, and evenly. We know that no one is safe until everyone is," he affirmed.

According to the president, the ability and pace of all countries in dealing with COVID-19 -- comprising implementation of the vaccination program -- is highly disproportionate.

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"Politicization and discrimination against vaccines are still occurring. They have to be resolved with real attempts," he asserted.

Hence, in future, the international community has to streamline the structure of the global health security system.

"A new mechanism is needed to establish global health resilience -- in terms of funding, vaccines, medicines, medical devices, and healthcare workers -- quickly and evenly across all countries," he remarked.

In addition, Jokowi deems it necessary to standardize global health protocols for cross-border activities regarding the vaccination criteria, test results, and other health status.

"Second, global economic recovery can only be realized if the pandemic is under control. Thus, every country should work together and help one another for economic recovery," he noted.

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Hence, the president noted that Indonesia and other developing countries welcome quality investment that can boost employment, drive technology transfers, and facilitate sustainable improvements in the capabilities of local human resources.

"Third, our commitment to climate resilience, low-carbon development, and green technology has been clear and firm," according to the president.

However, energy and technology transformations must facilitate developing countries to participate in industrial development and become technology producers.

"The COVID-19 pandemic makes us realize the importance of distributing vaccine centers in many countries across the globe," he noted.

Lastly, the global community should be resolute in addressing intolerance, conflict, terrorism, and war; upholding peace in diversity; as well as guaranteeing the rights of women and the minorities.

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"The potential violence as well as marginalization of women in Afghanistan; the independence of Palestine, which is increasingly far from expectations; as well as the political crisis in Myanmar must be incorporated into our common agenda," he emphasized.

Furthermore, President Jokowi stated that the leaders of ASEAN had met in Jakarta and issued the Five Point Consensus whose implementation necessitates the Myanmar military's commitment.

"We have to respond to the global community’s great expectations through real actions to obtain concrete outcomes. It is our obligation to bring hope for the world's future," he affirmed.

Some 195 countries are scheduled to participate in the UNGA High-Level Week. Some 107 of these nations will partake at the head-of-state level -- both attending in person or delivering virtual statements.

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