President Jokowi Addresses 76th UN General Assembly
Date 23 September 2021
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (23/09) delivered his remarks at the general debate session of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) held online.
Amid a changing world situation, the President addressed four points, including COVID-19 pandemic handling, global economic recovery, climate resilience, and peace in diversity.
First, the President expressed hope that all countries can bring hopes that COVID-19 pandemic will be tackled swiftly, fairly, and evenly.
The President also highlighted that there is a gap among countries in handling COVID-19 pandemic including vaccine distribution, whereas everyone knows that there is no one safe until everyone is.
President Jokowi also called on all countries to solve issues on politicization and discrimination towards vaccines that continue to take place with concrete steps. According to the President, in order to achieve health equity in the future, the world must reorganize the architecture of global health security.
New mechanisms are necessary to mobilize global health resources, including financing, vaccines, medicines, medical equipment, and health workers worldwide quickly and fairly, he added.
In addition to the issue, President Jokowi also emphasized that global health protocol standards must be established in cross-border activities, such as vaccine criteria, test results, and other medical conditions.
Second, the Head of State underscored that global economic recovery can only be attained if COVID-19 pandemic is under control and all countries join hands in boosting it, adding that Indonesia, along with other developing countries, openly accept quality, sustainability investment in order to create more job opportunities, transfer technologies, and develop the capacity of human resources.
Third, President Jokowi affirmed Indonesia’s commitment toward climate resilience, low carbon development and green technology. However, the President also underscored that the energy and technology transformation process must facilitate developing countries so that they can involve in industries development and become technology producers.
Fourth, the President called on the importance of serious efforts in fighting intolerance, conflicts, terrorism, and war. He also underscored that peace in diversity and the protection of women’s and minority rights must be enforced.
Furthermore, President Jokowi also called on all countries to support peace process in Afghanistan, Palestine and Myanmar.
“It is our hopes that all of us address the issues with concrete steps and results. It is also responsibility that we must carry on our shoulders. It is our duty to bring hope to the future of the world,” he remarked. (PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARIAT/UN) (AP/EP)