Success in Achieving Most Progressive SDGs Proves Indonesia’s Commitment to the World
The United Nations (UN) considers Indonesia as one of the upper middle-income countries whose sustainable development goals (SDGs) target achievement is the most progressive.
Responding to this statement, Presidential Special Staffer Billy Mambrasar, who is also an SDGs Ambassador, expressed his appreciation to all parties who have contributed to this achievement.
“All members of the National Development Planning Agency and stakeholders have been continuously striving to improve the achievement of better-quality sustainable development. We must appreciate and improve it as much as possible as our commitment to the world,” Billy said to Cabinet Secretariat’s public relations team, Thursday (11/09).
Billy added that the Government is committed to supporting continuously the implementation of the sustainable development principles that have been agreed upon by the world.
“The Central Government will continue to support efforts to implement sustainable development principles that have been agreed upon by the world as an effort to save the earth,” he said.
Furthermore, Billy also emphasized the importance of the youth’s role in improving Indonesia’s achievement of SDGs.
“As a large country endowed with the bonus of many young people in the 2030 demographics, Indonesia must make use of such an advantage. This is an opportunity to move towards a golden generation by increasing the achievement of SDGs by up to 100 percent,” he said.
Previously, at the 2023 Indonesia’s SDGs Annual Meeting, in Yogyakarta, Monday (11/06), Minister of National Development Planning/Head of National Development Planning Agency Suharso Monoarfa revealed that, during a global and regional situation full of uncertainty, Indonesia’s SDGs achievement is quite significant.
“Indonesia’s SDGs achievement indicators meet 62 percent of the total evaluable targets so that Indonesia is considered the most progressive in achieving SDGs in the upper middle income country category,” said Suharso.
Suharso added, of the 224 indicators evaluated, 138 indicators are achieved, 31 will be achieved/improved, and 55 require special attention.
In detail, for the social pillar, of the 61 indicators for which data was available out of 87 total indicators, 51 percent have been achieved, 21 percent will be achieved/improved, and 28 percent need special attention.
For the economic pillar, of the 69 indicators for which data is available out of 89 total indicators, 61 percent are achieved, 14 percent will be achieved/improved, and 25 percent need special attention.
For the environmental pillar, of the 66 indicators for which data is available out of 77 total indicators, 71 percent are achieved, 5 percent will be achieved/improved, and 24 percent need special attention.
Finally, for the legal and governance pillar, of the 28 indicators for which data is available out of 36 total indicators, 64 percent are achieved, 18 percent will be achieved/improved, and 18 percent need special attention.
“Of course, there are still many challenges in a number of our regions, from social, economic, environmental and governance aspects, in this dynamic situation,” Suharso said.
As the implementing coordinator for Indonesia’s SDGs, Head of National Development Planning also expressed his appreciation for the joint efforts of all parties, both government and non-government, in achieving the SDGs.
“We will continuously document, disseminate, and encourage good practices for all Indonesian people and ultimately the world community,” Suharso added.
The 2023 Indonesia’s SDGs Annual Meeting also presented awards to several parties for their performance and concrete actions in achieving the SDGs.
Suharso also expressed hope that these awards can encourage all parties to contribute continuously to achieving SDGs.
“I hope that through this conference we can reaffirm our commitment to achieving the SDGs with the active role and collaboration of all parties,” Suharso remarked. (KS/Presidential Special Staffer Billy Mambrasar’s Communication Team/UN) (TM/EP)