eNews@East Asia and the Pacific

Issue 33 | February-March 2013
A quick and easy way to update yourself on the latest UNODC news from the Indonesia Office

Women Fight Corruption: Conference calls for a more active role for women in anti-corruption activities

Jakarta (Indonesia), 18-19 March 2013
– Women need to more actively participate in anti-corruption activities, said delegates to The Southeast Asia Regional Conference Women Fight Corruption.

"It is time for women to be more active in eradicating corruption as women and children are first to be negatively impacted by it," said Dian Kartikasari (pictured above), Secretary General of Indonesian Women`s Coalition, at the conference.

Organized by UNODC Indonesia with funding from the Royal Norwegian Government, Women Fight Corruption aimed to raise awareness of corruption and strengthen stakeholders’ commitment to women’s anti-corruption issues and actions. It brought together 95 representatives of civil society and governments from Indonesia, Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

Recognizing that corruption creates a greater burden on children and women - particularly impoverished women - the conference came up with Action Plans to be presented at the next United Nations high-level panel (HLP) meeting in Bali. These included anti-corruption education and awareness raising; involving women in policy development and corruption eradication programme consultations; developing anti corruption watchdogs; and enhancing justice and gender equality at all levels.

Prior to the Conference, UNODC worked with the Indonesian Women's Coalition to conduct Strengthening Women’s Role in Combating Corruption activities in Central Java, East Kalimantan and Southeast Sulawesi provinces. The programme aimed to increase the role played by women to prevent and prosecute corruption in Indonesia, improve the quality of public services, and develop a zero tolerance against all corruption.

To learn more, contact Monica Tanuhandaru (monica.tanuhandaru@unodc.org) and visit Indonesia: Anti-Corruption

Coming soon! Indonesia’s National Anti-corruption Strategy – the Documentary

The National Anti-corruption Strategy Documentary is a media campaign funded by the European Union and the Royal Norwegian Government as part of the UNODC’s Fight Against Corruption project.

The documentary "Korupsi dan Kemiskinan (Corruption and Poverty)" and supporting public service announcements (PSAs) will be used as information, communication and education tools in a nationwide campaign to support the National Development Planning Agency’s Strategy for Prevention and Eradication of Corruption (Stranas-PPK). The documentary and PSAs will be aired on national TV networks in Indonesia in August 2013 and on social media networks.

Narrated by Indonesian actor Mr. Nicholas Saputra (pictured above), the film interviews a variety of officials, including Mr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Head of Presidential Working Unit for the Supervision and Management of Development; Mr. Julian Wilson, European Union Ambassador to Indonesia; and Mr. Nanan Soekarna, Deputy Chief of Indonesian National Police . The film aims to raise public awareness of Stranas-PPK, and create support for the implementation of its corruption prevention and eradication efforts.

To learn more, visit Strengthening the Rule of Law and Security in Indonesia Programme Component 1: Support to the Fighting Against Corruption and Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-Corruption Institutions in Indonesia

Training West Papua forest rangers in law enforcement

Sorong, West Papua (Indonesia) 18-23 March 2013 – Papua’s forests are the largest intact forests left in Indonesia. They are under severe threat from illegal logging and corruption. Forest rangers play a pivotal role is protecting them by enforcing the law, investigating crimes when they occur, and supporting prosecutors with the evidence necessary to convict lawbreakers.

Law enforcement capacity in the West Papua is severely limited currently: 159 forest rangers cover 9.8 million hectares of forest in the province. The sustainability of the Papua forests depends on the capacity of forest rangers to enforce forestry law. UNODC, with the support of the Royal Norwegian Government, aims to assist the Indonesian Government to strengthen law enforcement capacity in the forestry sector, particularly in West Papua and for its forest rangers

To strengthen forest rangers’ skills and knowledge of forestry law enforcement, UNODC recently supported the second round of Advance Training on Law Enforcement for Forest Rangers in West Papua for 25 forest rangers. Training activities included espirit de corps, sharing knowledge and experience in forestry law enforcement, technique of collecting information and data in forest crime, Interview techniques with PEACE model, drawing up activity plan in forest protection, inter-agency coordination in forest protection, crime investigation report technique, handling illegal logging cases with anti-corruption and anti-money laundering law, and field practice.

To learn more, contact Marius Gunawan (marius.gunawan@unodc.org) and visit Countering Illegal Logging and the Linkage between Forest Crimes and Corruption in Indonesia

Well-managed asset forfeiture necessary to overcome corruption and transnational crime

Jakarta (Indonesia), 5 March 2013 – Asset forfeiture is a critical tool for nations seeking to overcome corruption and transnational crime. To be implemented effectively, it requires nations to develop collaborative transnational efforts involving ministers and agencies across several jurisdictions. In addition, safeguards are necessary so that the funds generated by asset forfeiture don’t lead to corruption.

With support from UNODC Indonesia, Indonesia’s Attorney General’s Office recently held an Asset Recovery Discussion Series featuring presentations by two American experts on asset forfeiture, Ms. Karen Kenny (pictured, above right), a federal prosecutor, and Mr. Thomas Abernathy (above left), who examined the legal elements of asset forfeiture.

The Series aimed to initiate discussion between the Indonesian Government and United States Department of Justice on how to effectively implement asset forfeiture.

“A well-managed, rule of law asset forfeiture programme will deprive criminal organizations of their profits and tools of the trade, and generate badly needed funds that can be used for restitution, for law enforcement or other worthy national projects,” said Mr. Abernathy.

UNODC plays a pivotal role in providing technical assistance for the implementation of UNCAC and supplies states with practical assistance in bilateral and multilateral anti-corruption approaches.

To learn more, contact Rosyada (rosyada@unodc.org).

National seminar on the progress of UNCAC implementation in Indonesia

Bandung (Indonesia), 6-8 March 2013 – A total of 34 representatives attended the national seminar on the progress of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) implementation in Indonesia, a forum for key anti-corruption stakeholders from both government and civil society. The seminar was supported by UNODC Indonesia and the European Union, through the EU-funded project ‘Support to the fight against corruption’, which supports stakeholder forums to generate solutions that enhance accountability and transparency in the public and private sectors.

As part of Indonesia’s commitment to fighting corruption at the global level, Indonesia participated in the UNCAC Review Mechanism, conducted by the United Kingdom and Uzbekhiztan, that commenced in March 2010.

Globally, UNODC provides states with assistance to develop the capacity needed to implement UNCAC. UNODC Indonesia provides technical assistance to law enforcement officials to enhance their ability to better investigate corruption-related cases. In the area of prevention, and works closely with Indonesian civil society organizations to enhance their awareness of UNCAC.

To learn more, contact Monica Tanuhandaru (monica.tanuhandaru@unodc.org) and visit Strengthening the Rule of Law and Security in Indonesia Programme Component 1: Support to the Fighting Against Corruption

PEACE Model Training for law enforcement agencies in Indonesia

Jakarta (Indonesia), 11-12 February 2013 – Twenty-seven officers representing five Law Enforcement Agencies of Indonesia were selected to learn the Preparation and planning; Engage and Explain; Account, clarification and challenge; Closure; Evaluation (PEACE) model of interviewing and training techniques. The training was conducted in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Audit Board (BPK) in order to continue previous UNODC PEACE Model training from 2011. PEACE model was created in a collaborative effort between English police and psychologists nearly 25 years ago and is an effective model that helps maximize information gathering from witnesses and suspects of crimes.

“This training is intended to enhance skills, capacity and knowledge of Indonesian officials who are working in Law Enforcement Agencies, especially those who are conducting investigative interview,” said Mr. H.E. Stig Traavik, Norway’s Ambassador, in his opening remarks to the training session.
PEACE Model has been incorporated into the annual training at the Attorney’s General Office and will be used as the standard on investigative interviewing at the Corruption Eradication Commission and Ministry of Forestry. Dr. Cris Kuntadi, Head of the BPK Training Centre, added that having this training in Jakarta shows the Board’s commitment to supporting a high standard of investigative interviewing and training.
To learn more, contact Misthohizzaman (misthohizzaman@unodc.org).

New staff member – Ariani Hasanah Soejoeti

Ms. Ariani (Rina) Hasanah Soejoeti joined UNODC Indonesia 1 March as the Communication Associate. Rina will support the UNODC Indonesia Office with all media inquiries and communication matters.

Rina has extensive experience working in media acd Communications. Before joining UNODC, Rina led the internal and external communications, campaign and advocacy works in organizations such as Oxfam, Australian Council for International Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Chemonics International.

Rina can be contacted at ariani.soejoeti@unodc.org

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