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Indonesia and UNODC announce a new programme strategy 2017-2020

Collie Brown United Nations, UNODC Indonesia

Jakarta (Indonesia), 22 November 2016
- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) officially launched its Country Programme for Indonesia 2017-2020 in a signing ceremony this morning at Indonesia's Ministry for Development and Planning (Bappenas). The signing by Dr. Diani Sadiawati, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Bappenas, and Collie Brown, UNODC Country Manager for Indonesia, was observed by senior representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ministries and agencies associated with UNODC mandates, along with the United Nations (UN) and international partners.

"UNODC is a key partner in our effort to provide for the rule of law by making the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism," said Dr. Sadiawati in her remarks. "Importantly, UNODC is supporting the Government of Indonesia to implement important international treaties, resolutions and commitments" she added, further highlighting UNODC's role to develop policies and capacities of law enforcement and justice authorities through technical support.

The Country Programme builds on the foundation of previous UNODC programmes and projects by establishing a consolidated approach of inter-linked sub-programmes that will address various non-traditional security, governance and health issues in the country.

"Our work in Indonesia over the next four years will help the country deal with transnational organised crime and trafficking challenges, build resilience to corruption, address causes and consequences of terrorism, establish and strengthen criminal justice capacities, and respond to drug use and associated HIV/AIDS" said Mr. Brown at the announcement. Mr. Brown also highlighted new priorities agreed with the Government of Indonesia including forestry and fisheries crime, and prison reform.

The Programme is a country-driven strategy developed in consultation with the Government of Indonesia, civil society organisations, academics, development partners, and other agencies of the UN. It is also linked to the Indonesian Government's National Medium Term Development Plan, the United Nations Partnership for Development Framework, and UNODC's Regional Programme for Southeast Asia (2014-2018) that helps Indonesia work with neighbouring countries on shared challenges. The implementation of the Programme will also ensure support for Indonesia to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to UNODC mandates.

To ensure the Programme is responsive to issues and priorities that arise during implementation, a Programme Governance Committee has been established to formalize consultation with the Government and other stakeholders. Bappenas has been designated as UNODC's primary focal point and will co-chair the process with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Click here to read more about the UNODC Indonesia Country Programme.