Committed to Achieving SDGs, President Jokowi Reminds the Importance of Local Solutions
President Joko Jokowi Widodo affirmed Indonesia’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as reflected in the Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJM) 2015-2019. However, the President warned that every country has the respective local conditions which require local solutions in pursuing the sustainable development.
“Indeed, the purpose of sustainability in every country is the same with the goal at global level, however we must consider cultural and local perspective conditions. Therefore, we need to continue to cooperate and exchange experiences. We all need the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI), President Jokowi said at the opening session of the 17th Assembly Meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) at the Fairmont Hotel in Jakarta, Tuesday morning (25/10).
As the audit institutions, President Jokowi hopes SAI improve the participation, transparency, and accountability of the stakeholders in implementing SDGs, mainly in improving the quality of supervision system, data system, as well as information system.
The three-day meeting aims to assist the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in gaining a better understanding of the issues related to environmental auditing, facilitate the exchange of information and experiences among audit institutions, as well as to publish the guidelines and other information.
BPK as the chairman of WGEA invites the Supreme Audit Institutions around the world to play an active role in guiding the achievement of SDGs which has been proclaimed by the United Nations in September 2015.
Minister of National Development Planning (PPN) / Head of National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of BPK were attending the event.
After opening the meeting, President Joko Widodo headed directly to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport and left for Thailand to pay his last respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (DND/ES)(AAP/YM/Naster)