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.”

Source : http://unicefindonesia.blogspot.co.id/2017/05/youth-seek-seat-at-table-on-sdgs.html

Workshop on The Role of Libraries in SDGs

On January 14, 2017, Mr. Phuong Athika, Co-founder of 2030 Youth Force in Cambodia, Mr. Vann Bunna and Mr. Som Sokpheatra, SDG Ambassador to 2030 Youth Force in Cambodia, attended the workshop entitled, “Role of Libraries in Sustainable Development Goals,” at CamEd Business School. The workshop was conducted by the Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association, and provided librarians and related partners an opportunity to discuss the important role of libraries in achieving sustainable development goals by 2030.

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Initially, Mr. Soth Nimol, Head of Office/UN Coordination Specialist for the United Nations mission in Cambodia, presented an overview of 17 sustainable development goals from the UN 2030 Agenda to the participants. To catch up with the agenda, Mr. Sok Lak, Co-founder of the Scholar Library and an active member of Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association, shared on how libraries can contribute to achieving sustainable development goals. He emphasized that:

libraries play a key role in achieving SDGs. Not only do libraries help students, but they also provide the general public with access to information so they may make informed decisions to improve their lives.

They provide information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, which helps people develop the capacity to use information effectively, and preserves information to ensure ongoing access for future generations. Libraries create trusted networks of local institutions that can reach out effectively to all parts of the population.

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After the speaker presented the overview of libraries’ role in SDGs, participants were divided into groups to discuss how libraries can contribute to achieve the SDGs included in the UN 2030 Agenda. At the end of the discussion session, we unanimously agreed that libraries and access to information contribute to improve outcomes across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by:

  • Promoting universal literacy, including digital, media and information literacy and skills development with the support of dedicated staff;
  • Closing gaps in information access and helping government, civil society and businesses understand local information needs better;
  • Providing a network of delivery sites for government programmes and services;
  • Advancing digital inclusion through access to information and communication technology (ICT);
  • Serving as the heart of the research and academic community; and
  • Preserving and providing access to the world’s culture and heritage.

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Mr. Vann Bunna,

SDG Ambassador to 2030 Youth Force in Cambodia