President Jokowi Appointed as UN Champions Group Member
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been appointed as member of the Champion Group of the United Nations’ Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG).
This was conveyed by Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the United States, Wednesday (04/13).
“The Champion Group is led by Secretary General of the United Nations and aims to encourage global consensus and advocate solutions to overcome the global food, energy and financial crisis,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs official website wrote on Friday (04/15).
Besides President Jokowi, the UN Secretary General also trusts five other world leaders as members of the Champion Group, namely the President of Senegal, the Chancellor of Germany, the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Prime Minister of Denmark, and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
Previously on March 14, 2022, the UN Secretary General established the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) on Food, Energy, and Finance at the UN Secretariat which consisted of UN agencies. The GCRG has a role to coordinate among UN agencies, formulate actions to overcome the three crises, analyze crisis data, and encourage cooperation for the implementation of solutions.
The establishment of the Champions Group is expected to ensure political leadership and coordination at the political level that can help encourage the implementation of various proposed solutions, strategies and actions from the GCRG steering committee in overcoming the food, energy and financial crises. (PR of Ministry of Foreign Affairs/UN) (EST/MMB)