Connecting you for the Beijing Forum – Indonesia

By Yos Fahleza – 2030 Youth Force Indonesia

I’ve been in volunteering services for years starting from my college life in 2013 when I was in the University. Involved in several communities bring you to be an open-minded person and eager to learn new things. The projects themselves also led me to be a person who are passionate about developing communities and the people among it. I joined an organization was voluntarily based organization which promotes an innovative, values-based approach to peace building. Through this, I found out about Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development which been the international community’s ambitious response to today’s most pressing global development challenges and will guide our development priorities for an entire generation.

As a volunteer, you will never stop learning. Because “once a volunteer, always a volunteer”. It can mean learning about different communities, organizations as well as learning more about yourself. In fact, that doing good is scientifically proven to lead to more good deeds, volunteering is an experience that stays with you forever. This might be the reason for me to joining the 2030 Youth Force Indonesia team.

The platform led you somewhere to the field of the new concept of Volunteer. I inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals which cover all the 17 global issues into one action. I keen to join 2030 Youth Force because It also a youth-led organization which engage in the SDGs promotion and initiate actions to drive inclusive and peaceful society along with strengthening youth capacities for participation in decision-making.

Leaving no one left behind also become our concern because in Indonesia itself, there are so many excluded and marginalized are that really need a support and inclusive movement. Involved in APFYLIE in China made me realized that building partnerships within people from various background really created a bigger impact than walking alone. We collaborate and coordinate the effort for effective project implementation to achieving SDGs goals faster.

So, I didn’t regret from the decision that I’ve made from the start to join this event, Asia Pacific Forum for Youth Leadership Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This would be my greatest achievement and my new life changing experience. Too many insights to share and this event broke my perspective about being an entrepreneur. During this forum, I learned that all the entrepreneurs who’ve came and present their projects have the similarities to solve the problems. The problems themselves just came out based on their life experiences in their communities to help people with disabilities, fighting poverty, lower education, etc. There’s no competition, or seeking for margin and profit, but only opportunities for collaboration and networking. Imagine, with only 17 Start ups joined into one big team, they can solve many obstacles in the Asia Pacific region. So, let’s look the region wider. Imagine when the group of people globally together doing something to face those problems above as well. Impossible is nothing.

The final notes that I want to share is from the keynote speaker who said, “United we fight, united we win. Now, these stories are yours to take.” So, the question is, “do you want to be a solution or a pollution?”
Volunteer once said, “The fulfillment that comes with helping human being, the satisfaction from knowing you’ve made a difference, are just a few reasons once is never enough.”

lokakarya keterlibatan pemuda untuk SDGs

JAKARTA – Kedeputian Bidang Pembangunan Manusia, Masyarakat dan Kebudayaan Kementerian PPN/Bappenas menyelenggarakan acara “Lokakarya Keterlibatan Pemuda dalam Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (TPB) yang diselenggarakan di Ruang Rapat Utama lantai 2.5 Bappenas, pada Selasa (12/9). Direktur Keluarga, Perempuan, Anak, Pemuda dan Olahraga Bappenas, Woro Srihastuti berharap dengan adanya forum ini akan bisa menghasilkan masukan pemikiran yang berguna untuk menyusun mekanisme dan peta jalan pelaksanaan dan pengawasan SDGs/TPB bersama dengan pemerintah.

Indonesia adalah salah satu dari 43 negara yang terdepan dalam pelaksanaan TPB/SDGs di bulan Juni lalu. Hal ini disampaikan oleh Deputi Bidang Pembangunan Manusia, Masyarakat, dan Kebudayaan Bappenas Subandi saat memberikan sambutan sekaligus membuka acara tersebut. Deputi Subandi mengatakan pemerintah berkomitmen untuk mengajak pemuda berpartisipasi dalam pelaksanaan TPB/SDGs. Komitmen yang kuat dari Indonesia untuk menerjemahkan TPB/SDGs ke dalam kebijakan nasional dan upaya konkret telah diakui secara luas oleh masyarakat global.

“Tahap awal dari implementasi tujuan global tersebut adalah menyusun Roadmap SDGs dan Rencana Aksi TPB/SDGs di tingkat nasional maupun daerah. Penyusunan dokumen ini juga akan dilaksanakan dengan melibatkan berbagai pihak. Untuk itu, konsultasi dengan pemangku kepentingan akan dilakukan secara meluas, baik dengan pemerintah, lembaga non-pemerintah, akademisi, swasata/filantropi, dan pada hari ini kita melakukan hal yang sama dengan pemuda,” tutur Subandi. Beliau menambahkan pemuda menjaid penting untuk dilibatkan karena mereka berperan sebagai ujung tombak yang membawa bangsa dan negara pada kemerdekaan, persatuan dan kesatuan.

Acara dihadiri oleh Deputy Representative UNICEF Lauren Rumble, perwakilan Kementerian Pemuda dan Olahraga, perwakilan Youth Force Indonesia, perwakilan Indonesia Berbicara, perwakilan UNICEF, perwakilan Aliansi Remaja Independen, perwakilan Koalisi Orang muda untuk TPB, perwakilan beberapa organisasi pemuda lainnya di Indonesia.

Foto Kementerian PPN/Bappenas.

Foto Kementerian PPN/Bappenas.

Foto Kementerian PPN/Bappenas.


Youth Seek Seat at the Table on SDGs

Posted by UNICEF Indonesia

By: Niken Larasati, Child Protection Officer

His message, delivered during a youth forum on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was clear – in conversations about disability rights, people with disability need to be heard.


His statement was a reminder, said UNICEF East Asia Pacific Regional Director Karin Hulshof, who was present at the forum during her visit to the country, of UNICEF’s mission to protect the most vulnerable children– not only the materially disadvantaged, but those marginalized on account of their gender, age, sexual orientation, HIV status, ethnicity, and ability.

Although a philosophy of inclusive development underlies the vision of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)end poverty and improve wellbeing, among other objectives — many groups are left out of the conversation for how best to implement them.

Among the most overlooked voices are those belonging to youth.

In the forum, entitled “Young People’s Consultation on the SDGs”, the Youth Network on Violence against Children (YNVAC) forged a partnership with 2030 Youth Force (YF), a youth group encourages young Jakartans to contribute to the SDG agenda.

“In this forum we want to hear from young people on how they might assist implementation of the SDGs,” said Ravio Patra, a meeting facilitator. The 25 youth participants, representing youth organizations on education, health, economic, social and environmental issues, were selected from over 250 applicants.

Regional Director Hulshof said persistence and a collaborative spirit were key.Three objectives were laid out in the meeting: one, to identify the most pressing issues for youth; two, to identify the most effective and efficient advocacy methods for addressing those challenges; and three, to identify concrete tools for empowering young people to tackle them.

“[Protecting] the environment for example, is a pressing issue that needs to be tackled by all members of society, both civilians and government officials. We need to care for our environment, which is in line with the fulfilment of several SDGs targets,” she stated.

Ibu Woro Srihastuti Sulistyaningrum (Lisa), Director of Family, Women, Children, Youth and Sports at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), was also present at the meeting. Ibu Lisa expressed the Government’s support for the 25 young people and their organizations, pledging to be an ally. “Now is the era of young people taking action,” she said. “When like-minded people get together, great things happen.”

By the end of the day, the group of young people had distilled their aspirations down to three action points: First, they expressed the desire for Government to help youth groups conduct ‘reality checks’ and policy reviews regarding the SDGs. A ‘reality check’ invites young people to provide qualitative support in the field for data-backed findings. These are are then used to help the Government produce policy on SDG implementation.

Second, the forum asked that the Government and UN agencies ramp up advocacy and allow them to assist in the formulation of SDG reports. Third, the forum expressed the hope that all relevant parties, including Government, UN agencies and NGOs, would provide capacity-building for network members to ensure that the forum led to real action.

The recommendations were handed over to UNICEF, represented by Ms. Hulshof, and the Indonesian Government, represented by Ibu Lisa, who said the government was excited to lend its support.

Ending the meeting, UNICEF Indonesia Representative Gunilla Olsson promised, “We will always open our door to determined agents of change by supporting the inclusion of young people in the implementation of the SDGs in Indonesia.” Two more forums on youth-driven SDG implementation, she said, would be held in the near future.

Inspired, the 25 young people have already begun planning ways to play a bigger role in the SDG push.

“UNICEF can’t do this ourselves. We need your help to reach the most marginalised and out-of-reach children across Indonesia,” said Ali Aulia, Child Protection specialist. “We have to ensure our work benefits and protects children everywhere and youth play an instrumental role in that mission.”

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2030 Youth Force Indonesia Workshop on Peace

Sehubungan dengan diadopsinya Resolusi Dewan Keamanan 2250 pada tahun 2015, semakin banyak pengakuan bahwa sebagai agen perubahan, orang muda merupakan aktor penting dalam pencegahan konflik dan mempertahankan perdamaian.


Agenda 2030 terkait Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (TPB/SDGs) berkomitmen untuk mendorong masyarakat yang damai serta inklusif, dan menegaskan bahwa “pembangunan berkelanjutan tidak dapat direalisasikan tanpa adanya perdamaian dan keamanan”.


Sehubungan dengan itu, International Youth Day 2017 didedikasikan untuk merayakan kontribusi orang muda dalam hal pencegahan konflik dengan memperjuangkan nilai-nilai inklusivitas, berkeadilan sosial, dan perdamaian yang berkelanjutan.


Youth Advisory Panel UNFPA, 2030 Youth Force ID, Aliansi Remaja Independen, dan Aliansi Satu Visi menggelar sebuah kegiatan lokakarya untuk memperingati “International You Day 2017 bertema “Youth Building Peace” dengan enam (6) isu prioritas yang diambil dari “Youth for Sustainable Development Declaration” oleh perwakilan dari 34 propinsi seluruh Indonesia di Semarang atas kerjasama 2030 Youth Force ID dan Youth4Dev.

Kegiatan lokakarya bertema “Youth Building Peace” ini akan dilaksanakan pada:

Tanggal dan Waktu: 11 Agustus 2017, pukul 09.00 – 15.00 WIB

Tempat: Papua Room, UN Indonesia Office, Lt. 7 Menara Thamrin

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– Sertifikat
– Makan Siang
– Goodie Bag
– Kesempatan berjejaring

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Anak Muda Bangsa di 2030 Youth Force Indonesia

Banyaknya wadah semacam komunitas dan organisasi di Indonesia yang kian memberikan warna unik di bangsa ini. Kegiatan mereka adalah murni inisiatif dan rasa peduli dari anak muda pada kondisi lingkungannya. Dari mulai mengangkat isu perubahan lingkungan, korupsi, donor darah, pendidikan, budaya, hingga binatang menjadi topik pembicaraan dan aksi yang mereka lakukan.

Mungkin berbeda dari yang lain, pada akhir tahun 2016 lalu sebuah platform baru, yakni 20 anak muda dari berbagai daerah di Indonesia berkumpul di Kantor UNDP Indonesia untuk mendeklarasikan diri menjadi tim 2030 Youth Force Indonesia. Tim ini berisikan para pemuda Indonesia yang mayoritas mahasiswa S1 atau S2 dan mereka pemuda yang peduli di bidang terkait lingkungan, pendidikan, atau sosial lainnya.

Berbagai macam background tersebut membuat alasan untuk bersatu dan memperjuangan masa depan secara bersama-sama ke depannya. Saat ini fokus kerja tim 2030 Youth Force Indonesia adalah mengajak khususnya para pemuda bangsa Indonesia untuk lebih tahu dan turut berpartisipasi aktif menyukseskan mimpi di Tahun 2030 yang tertera pada 17 Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan Dunia.

Program 2030 Youth Force Indonesia hadir sebagai representatif anak muda bangsa sebagai wadah bersatunya pemuda bangsa untuk memperjuangkan nasib masa depan di Tahun 2030 dan ke depannya. Dengan agenda global, memperhatikan 17 isu SDGs. Bukan alasan bagi pemuda di daerah jauh dan pelosok untuk tidak bisa bergabung menjadi bagian dari 2030 Youth Force Indonesia. Semua pemuda Indonesia bisa bergabung sebagai changemakers 2030 Youth Force Indonesia.

Pilar utama platform ini adalah “No One Left Behind” atau tidak ada satupun yang dilupakan. Semua harus berperan aktif dan bersama. Salah satu bentuk inklusif platform ini adalah adanya salah satu anggota tim difabel. Dunia sudah mengakui sosok ini. Dialah Sikdam Hasyim. Jika kita cek pada mesin pencarian Google dengan keyword “Sikdam Hasyim”, pasti segudang capaian Sikdam Hasyim dapat kita ketahui.

Ia bergabung dan turut mendeklarasikan diri menjadi Tim 2030 Youth Force Indonesia. Itulah sebuah contoh bahwa platform ini benar-benar inklusif dan semua pemuda bangsa Indonesia bisa bergabung dengan tim ini. Optimisme inilah yang dibutuhkan bangsa Indonesia. Berbeda latar belakang dan tempat tinggal bukan alasan untuk tidak tergabung.

Di sinilah wadahnya pemuda harapan bangsa untuk bersatu memperjuangkan apa yang ia mampu untuk membangun bangsanya sendiri lewat berbagai cara. United Nation (UN) Indonesia mendukung cikal bakal platform ini. Ke depannya harapan gayung bersambut dapat hadir dari Pemerintah Pusat dan Daerah untuk turut mendukung 2030 Youth Force Indonesia.

Yang terpenting saat ini hanya satu, yakni seluruh pemuda bangsa Indonesia turut bergabung menjadi bagian dari 2030 Youth Force Indonesia. Ini sudah tidak bisa ditunda lagi. Dan inilah saatnya bersatu untuk masa depan yang lebih baik. Luki antoro – 2030 Youth Force chapter Yogyakarta