Indonesia frontline of advancing UN's role in addressing global crisis

15:14, January 08, 2010      

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Indonesia will keep its frontline position to advance the United Nation (UN)'s role in addressing global crisis, the country's foreign minister said on Friday.

In his yearly press statement, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said the move is in line with its effort to call on the need of the UN reforms.

"Although crisis handling is the UN's job, at the same time we could not ignore other challenges faced by development and progress that we have been achieving for years," said Marty.

He said that 2010 will have an important meaning to the matter as the UN will hold a special meeting of the global leaders to review progress achieved in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

"One of challenges that we cannot ignore is uncompleted climate change issue," he said, referring the Denmark's Copenhagen climate change issue in 2009 that did not achieve a legally binding agreement.

He said that in 2010 Indonesia will work to increase its role in bridging various differences between nations.

"Our foreign political policy will consistently place Indonesia as a part of the global problem solvers," he said.

The bridging effort is also conducted beyond the UN's context but also in other multi-lateral areas where Indonesia takes an active role in handling several issues faced by the international community, namely in its participation in the G20, among others.

Source: Xinhua
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