VP Ma’ruf Amin Calls for Eradication of Extreme Poverty, Stunting
In a bid to eradicate poverty as mentioned in the first target of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Government has renewed its commitment to prioritize policies on social protection and community empowerment, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has said.
The Vice President explained that in 2021, Indonesia ranked 97th in terms of measures to achieve the target of SDGs, while in 2022 Indonesia ranked 82nd. However, Indonesia still has issues to achieve the target of SDGs, namely eradication of poverty, famine, and malnutrition.
“Collaboration between stakeholders including ministries/agencies and non-governmental elements is vital so that Indonesia’s extreme poverty rate could reach zero percent by 2024,” said the Vice President while inaugurating the 2022 Indonesian SDGs Corporate Summit (ISCOS) online held by the Corporate Forum for CSR Development (CFCD) under the theme “Encouraging Sustainable Economic Environment and Partnership for Inclusive Growth within SDGs Pillars”, Tuesday (09/06).
Related to the eradication of famine and malnutrition as second target of SDGs, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said that the Government will continue to work hard coupled with work smart so that the stunting prevalence can reach 14 percent by 2024.
For the record, in 2018 Indonesia’s stunting prevalence reached 30.8 percent, while in 2021 the figure reached 24.4 percent. Nevertheless, the Vice President continued, there are still challenges to lower the 10.4 percent of the stunting prevalence in 2.5 years.
On that occasion, the Vice President said that as the current holder of the G20 Presidency, Indonesia called on all countries around the globe to join hand, support each other so that all countries can recover together, recover stronger.
Moreover, the Vice President also called on all people from all different backgrounds to collaborate each other to achieve target of SDGs in Indonesia.
“COVID-19 pandemic is a momentum to strengthen our solidarity in facing crisis,” Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said.
Furthermore, the Vice President expressed his gratitude to the CFCD for its responsibility for the development of CSR as well as encouraging responsible, sustainable business leadership in Indonesia. (BPMI Vice President’s Secretariat/UN) (AP/MUR)