The Nawacita goals to be achieved by 2019 are to protect all people and provide security to all citizens; to ensure clean, effective, democratic and reliable governance; to build Indonesia from its periphery; to have corruption-free, dignified and reliable law enforcement; to improve quality in education; to improve people’s productivity; to achieve economic independence; to revolutionise the nation’s character; and to strengthen diversity and create dialogue spaces.

 In September 2015, more than 193 heads of state and government gathered at the United Nations General Assembly and committed themselves to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. However, President Jokowi has already included most of the SDGs and its 169 related targets into the Nawacita and a five-year mid-term national development plan till 2019.

 The goals are interlinked and influence each other as a universal agenda covering three core dimensions in sustainable development—social, economic and environmental. Achievements in one will influence achievements in other goals: no poverty, zero hunger, good health, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption, climate action, life below water, life on land, and peace and justice and partnerships for the goals.

 Thirteen out of 17 goals and 44 out of 169 targets are directly relevant to Indonesia’s 85 million children. Building on Nawacita and the SDGs, UNICEF Indonesia developed a nine-point roadmap to be achieved by 2030. It aims to turn the government’s commitments into a better future for all Indonesian children. The UNICEF infographic which shows the links between Nawacita and the SDGs conveys a powerful message: all sustainable development needs to begin with children.

Read the full article in Indonesia Tatler September 2016 edition.

(Text by  Edith Emeralda) 

Tags: Joko Widodo, Culture, UNICEF, Nawacita