Jakarta Field Office News Archive
30.01.12 Water, Cultural Diversity and Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
Editors : Barbara Rose Johnston (Editor-in-Chief), Lisa Hiwasaki, Irene J. Klaver, Ameyali Ramos Castillo and Veronica StrangPublished year : 2012Published by : UNESCO and Springer SBMContent level : ResearchKeywords : Cultural diversity – Environmental change – Environmental sustainability – Traditional knowledge – WaterRelated subjects : Aquatic science – Ecology – Environmental sciences – Sustainable developmentSummaryA product of the UNESCO-IHP (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – International Hydrological Program) project on Water and Cultural Diversity, this book represents an effort to examine the complex role water plays as a force in sustaining, maintaining, and threatening the viability of culturally diverse peoples. It is argued that water is a fundamental human need, a human right, and a core sustaining element in biodiversity and cultural diversity. The core concepts utilized in this book draw upon a larger trend in sustainability science, a recognition of the syne...
21.05.12 Seminar on “Traditional Knowledge Systems & Cultural Diversity and Book Launching “Matenek Lokal, Timor Nian!” in Dili, Timor-Leste, 10 May 2012
This one-day seminar, jointly organized by the Timor Leste National Commission for UNESCO, Haburas Foundation and UNESCO office Jakarta, was held on 10 May 2012 at the Memorial Hall in Dili, Timor-Leste
06.09.12 Two Stakeholder’s Consultative meetings held for the development of an integrated tourism village in the Borobudur area, Central Java on 4 and 5 September, 2012
A “Stakeholder’s Consultative Meeting on Tourism at the Borobudur World Heritage site” was organized by PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko at the Manohara Center of Borobudur Study in Magelang, Central Java on 4 September 2012.
01.11.12 Request For Proposal to support the "Enhancement of Local Community Livelihood and Income Generation through Cultural Industry Project in Timor Leste"
You are invited to submit a proposal to support the "Enhancement of Local Community Livelihood and Income Generation through Cultural Industry Project in Timor Leste", as per the enclosed Terms of Reference (TOR).
UNESCO recently awarded Indonesia for its fight against illiteracy on the occasion of International Literacy Day in September. The country’s directorate general for community education development was among the winners for the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize this year.
UNESCO Jakarta is pleased to inform you about our new upcoming event called “One Day in Asia” (ODIA) which will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012, 14:00-16:00 Jakarta time (GMT+7)
02.11.12 International Seminar on Improving Literacy Based on Mother Tongue and ICTs: Enhancing Inclusion and Equity of Digital Literacy for All
An “International Seminar on Improving Literacy Based on Mother Tongue and ICTs: Enhancing Inclusion and Equity of Digital Literacy for All” is being organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia on 31 October–3 November 2012 at Atlet Century Park Hotel (Jakarta, Indonesia).
06.11.12 Workshop on the Finalization of the Borobudur Tourism Management Plan held on 2 November 2012 in Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia
A workshop on the finalization of the Borobudur Tourism Management Plan was organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy at Manohara Centre of Borobudur Study on 2 November 2012. The overall goal of the workshop was to bring key stakeholders together from the local community, tourism associations, tourism industries, academics, and the government in order to finalize a tourism management plan with a clear vision, objectives, strategies, as well as short-term, medium-term and long-term programs.
The Timor-Leste Media Development Center in collaboration with UNESCO organized a training for journalists on environmental changes reporting, held in Dili, Timor-Leste from 17 October to 20 October 2012.
06.11.12 Request for Proposal to support the "Review and Assessment of Policies and Laws affecting Women and Youth in Timor-Leste
You are invited to submit a proposal to support the “Review and Assessment of Policies and Laws affecting Women and Youth in Timor-Leste”, as per the enclosed Terms of Reference (TOR).
Total rainfall in October 2012 = mm 65.1 (UNESCO Rainfall Station - 6.230830°S, 106.803914°E, el. ~ 30 m a.s.l)
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2012
23.11.12 Official Visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for “Improving the Quality of Life of Children and Youth” Project in Bogor
On 18-21 November 2012 HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn made an official visit to Indonesia. Following official meetings at the Royal Thai Embassy, with H.E. Prof. Dr. Boediono (Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia), and with H.E. Prof. Dr. Ir. KH. Mohammad Nuh, DEA, HRH Princess Sirindhorn visited Public Primary School 4 Kedung Badak (Bogor City) and Public Primary School 02 Cibadak (Bogor District) which were selected to be supported for their project on “Improving the Quality of Life of Children and Youth”. The collaborative project between the Republic of Indonesia and the Royal Kingdom of Thailand would be implemented within the scope of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s role as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Empowerment of Minority Children through Education and through the Preservation of their Intangible Cultural Heritage as appointed by the then UNESCO Director-General Mr. Koichiro Matsuura in 2005.
07.12.12 Total rainfall in November 2012 = mm 277.5 (UNESCO Rainfall Station, Jakarta, Indonesia) 6.230830°S, 106.803914°E, el. ~ 30 m a.s.l
Total rainfall in November 2012 = mm 277.5 (UNESCO Rainfall Station)
The Learning Alliance meeting took place on the 29th of November 2012 at the Institute of Geological Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, within the framework of the SWITCH-in-Asia programme, an action research and demonstration programme that addresses the challenges faced by cities, towns and villages in providing efficient, safe and sustainable water and sanitation services for people, while preserving water and environmental resources.
10.12.12 Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on 10 December 1948, expresses the values and fundamental freedoms that lie at the heart of a united humanity. The Declaration is one of the most humanistic and inspiring texts ever written – it is also a call to action, for people and governments to join forces to raise awareness about and enforce human rights and to ensure that they are exercised in full.
At a time of uncertainty and change, we are duty-bound to observe the principles of human dignity and fundamental freedoms – there can be no justification for breaching them. Human Rights Day gives us an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to these values and our resolve to put them into practice across the world for all to enjoy.
As long as people are prevented from asserting their basic rights, the humanist struggle for human dignity must continue. We must ensure silenced voices are heard – silenced because they are marginalized, subjected to discrimination, live in poverty, do not know or cannot ex...
Approximately 800 youth leaders, representatives of 153 UN member-states, civil society groups, and United Nations (UN) agencies have participated at the Global Youth Forum meeting aimed at promoting youth-led development agenda, in Bali, from December 4 to December 6, 2012.
10.12.12 Launching of MATRESK SALON in the Community Learning Centre of Kraras in Viqueque Vila Sub-District in Viqueque, Timor-Leste
The historical village of Kraras in Viqueque district saw the first salon launched today in the Community Learning Centre of Kraras in Bibleo, Viqueque Vila Sub-District in the district of Viqueque. The Director of the National Directorate for Recurrent Education, Mr. Filomeno Lourdes dos Reis Belo officially launched the MATRESK SALON of the Kraras Community Learning Centre accompanied by the Viqueque District Education Director, Mr. Daniel Sarmento Soares; with the presence of Mr. Remegio Alquitran, UNESCO CapEFA Consultant representing Mr. Anwar Alsaid, Chief of Education Unit of UNESCO Jakarta; and the District and Sub-District Coordinators of the Recurrent Education in Viqueque District. In attendance also during the launch are the Village Chief, Mr. Jose Marques Amaral and his local authorities with members of the CLC and the community of Kraras present to see the first beauty salon established in the area.
Under activities funded by the CapEFA Timor-Leste programme of UNESCO Jakarta Office in providing opportunities for generating income to the members of the Community Learning Centre (CLC) in Lautem District, a life skill training on hair cutting and beauty salon currently being conducted that commenced last 03 December 2012 until the 14th of December 2012 resulted in the actual establishment of a hair and beauty salon named as TAHINE SALON. The salon is launched inside the building of the CLC located in the village of Ililapa and the inauguration is attended by around 70 participants comprising mostly youths who live around the CLC, Vice-Minister of Education for Basic Education, NDRE Director and Staff, UNESCO Jakarta Office and UNESCO Dili Antenna Office, sub-district government representatives, as well as Chief of the village.
UNESCO considers young men and women as key actors and partners to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue. With a firm belief on the potential of youth as a motor for social change, UNESCO aims to contribute to the empowerment of youth in Indonesia. UNESCO believes that participatory and strategic involvement of young people in outreach, volunteerism and bureaucracy can bridge the gap between the formal institutions and young women and men, including vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalized groups, filling a critical gap of unmet needs.
Disabled people, UN representatives and private individuals joined the celebrations of the Human Rights day at Pondok Indah Mall on Monday, 10 December 2012.
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