Indonesia at the UN Security Council

Observers of the mainstream media in the US might find it all to easy to miss Indonesia. However, having lived there, I find it much harder to resist the sometimes romantic (though often frustrating) aesthetic of the country and many of its citizens’ passion for political discourse and democracy than I do to simply disregard Indonesia as an inconsequential player on the world scene.

Currently in New York, Indonesia seems to be taking full advantage of its temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council, fully participating in discussions and decision making processes on issues such as “The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security,” “Women and Peace and Security,” and “Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism.” Many of Marty M. Natalegawa, Indonesia’s Permanent Representative to the Security Council’s most recent statements can be viewed here, the mission of the RI to the USA’s website, along with statements and speeches of other diplomats.
Also, Mr. Natallegawa’s comments at the SC’s meeting on the agenda item “Promotion and Protection of Human Rights” were recently published in the Jakarta Post.

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