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March 27, 2013

George Soros met President Sby in Bali

George Soros met President Yudhoyono in Bali 

On Tuesday March 26th. 2013  in Bali President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono a.k.a President Sby  met George Soros, the billionaire and philanthropist,  to discuss the  follow up  on  the Indonesia-Norway partnership on Reducing Emissions and Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)+.
“[The meeting with Soros] is aimed to discuss follow up in our partnership with Norway and the REDD+, and it was related to the moratorium,” said Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa, who accompanied President Susilo Bambang  Yudhoyono during the meeting.

The meeting took place ahead of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 meeting, which will be led by President SBY and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as well as UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who will present his comments through a video conference.
“He [Soros] provided inspiration and praised Indonesia’s leadership on the REDD+, including how the provincial administration could play a role in implementing the initiative,” said Hatta Rajasa.
He said George Soros agreed that the moratorium policy on peat lands and primary forests should be given an adequate attention.

OPENING REMARKS
DR. SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO
AT THE FOURTH MEETING OF
THE CO-CHAIRS OF THE UN HIGH-LEVEL PANEL OF EMINENT PERSONS ON THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA WITH
MEMBERS OF THE PANEL
BALI, 27 MARCH 2013


My fellow Co-Chair, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,
Distinguished members of the Panel,
Representatives from civil society, academia, youth as well as the private sector,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

At the outset, I would like to welcome you all to Bali. It is an honor for Indonesia to host the fourth meeting of the High-Level Panel.

I am also pleased that our meeting today benefit from a series of preceding discussions in this very island. I appreciate very much the dedications of the various stakeholders to deliberate on various relevant issues to our Agenda. For this, I wish to thank all the stakeholders for sharing the visions, enthusiasm, and aspiration of the Co-Chairs and members of the Panel. I am confident that your inputs will further enrich the works of the Panel.

We all share a vision on the urgency to eradicate poverty in all its forms in our time. We must strive to improve the welfare of our peoples, and create a better world through a just and inclusive development for all. This is not exclusively for our generation, but also for the generations of our children and grand-children.

And we all also share a common enthusiasm to form a true global anti-poverty alliance. To combat global poverty, we need to establish the right framework for a new development path. And to achieve this, we need to pool our resources and empower the poor.

My Fellow Co-Chair,
Distinguished members of the Panel,
After our three meetings, in New York, London, and Monrovia, we have been able to agree on many important elements of the new development agenda.

We agree that the ultimate objective of the new agenda is to end poverty. And critical to this objective is ensuring the basic needs of individuals at the household level. These basic needs include, among others, health services, education, food, energy, clean water, and housing.

Therefore, our approach to the agenda should emphasize on inclusive growth, equity, environmental protection, peace, security, justice, and freedom.

We also agree that sustaining prosperity needs more than just economic growth. We need both economic and social transformation that empowers people to lift themselves out of poverty. And through the role of government, we need to develop the national building blocks that sustain prosperity. These building blocks include, among others, job creation, increased productivity, improved competitiveness, new technology and innovation, infra-structure development, and stronger domestic institutions.

We believe that this transformation should involve sustainable growth with equity, transparent management of natural resources, and private sector’s active contribution. It should also include new development partnerships—a subject that becomes the central theme of this Bali meeting.

Excellency,
Distinguished members of the Panel,
We have a full day ahead of us to discuss the global aspects of the new development agenda. We should reflect on global partnerships and means of implementation, including cooperation and Financing for development.

Our discussions should also touch on the revitalization of global governance through coherent and effective coordination.

Moreover, we should exchange views on the priorities for the global development agenda. And on the policies and strategies that the international community should adopt in response to global challenges.

I have every confidence that today, we will be able to shape our common understanding on pertinent points under the theme.

This is essential to ensure the progress in the finalization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and in particular our first draft outcome document.

Despite the time spent for our discussions is relatively short, yet, I am confident that the results will not be short-lived—they will define and decide the fate of our future generations.

Thank you.  



WELCOMING REMARKS H.E. DR. SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO AT THE FOURTH MEETING OF THE CO-CHAIRS OF THE UN HIGH-LEVEL PANEL OF EMINENT PERSONS ON THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA, BALI, 26 MARCH 2013

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim,
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
May peace be upon us,
Om swastiastu,
My fellow Co-Chair, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,
Distinguished members of the Panel, and Mr. Homi Kharas,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman,
Good evening and a very warm welcome to all of you.
I am aware that there are a thousand jokes out there for a host who dangerously stands between his guests and their delicious dinner.  Well, I know that many of you have had a long journey, so I will not try to best those jokes. 
But I do wish to convey that we are very much honored to be able to host this fourth meeting of the High-Level Panel, and we are so delighted to be able to welcome all of you to our dinner tonight. 
I feel particularly honored to have my fellow Co-Chair, President Sirleaf as well as all Panel members.  We certainly miss Prime Minister Cameron’s presence among us tonight.
In the last six months, we have covered quite a distance in our efforts to craft an ambitious yet achievable Post - MDG blueprint for humankind’s progress.  Here in Bali, we will discuss a critical part of that challenge: the issue of global partnership and the means of implementation. 
Judging from our constructive deliberations we had in New York, London and Monrovia, and seeing the remarkable dedication of all those involved in this great project, I am quite confident that we will be able to complete the important task that the UN Secretary-General has entrusted upon us. 
Our work may seem so very methodical and perplexingly complex at times. But at the end of the road, what we will all achieve together is nothing sort of historic.  It will be something that will positively and significantly improve the life of future generations, to the extent that they may look back at what we are doing now, and say "what a fine vision they produced together".
So with that in mind, I wish to thank all of you for your energy, your idealism, your dedication, and your unshaken belief that our common future must be better than our present and our past. 
And I am glad that part of that work is done here in Bali this beautiful "Island of the Gods".  Bali has hosted countless international conferences, and it is fast developing a reputation as the world's capital of international conventions.  There is something magical - and spiritual - about Bali that helps to inspire people, give them ideas, move them to work together, and edge them towards a common point.  I hope you will all be infected with this precious Balinese syndrome. 
So relax yourself tonight.  Smell the air.  Savor the food.  Feel the music.  Enjoy the conversations.  Feel our love.  Build more friendships.
And tomorrow we will resume our good work.
Please enjoy the evening.
Thank you

 Welcoming remarks dr-susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-at-the-fourth-meeting-of-the-co-chairs-of-the-un-high-level-panel-of-eminent-persons-
  
“The policy is now being piloted in Central Kalimantan,” he said.
Hatta Rajasa said the REDD+ was a good initiative  not only to prevent forest degradation but also to make it possible for local people to depend on the forests for their livelihood.
“The peat lands should be protected because destroying them will cause high levels of air pollution,” he  added .
It was not the first time for the President to meet Soros, an advisor for climate change to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Previously, President Sby  had met Soros in Tampak Siring, Bali, and New York.

  by courtesy of Republika.co.id 

On Tuesday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono also received visits from American economist Jeffrey Sachs and Princess Maxima from the Netherlands.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono received the visiting Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday before opening High Level Panel of Post-2015 Development Agenda with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

President SBY met Princess Maxima for approx  30 minutes. They had met in April 2012 when Princess Maxima who acted as a honorary chair of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in Indonesia.


 Over the weekend, George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, argued before high-level decision-makers that justice is essential to combat the intractable issues that place and keep people in poverty.  “If justice is included in the next development goals, success will be assured,” he said.

 Press release

Bring Justice to the Fight Against Poverty, Says George Soros

BALI—George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, spoke today about the importance of including justice as a key component of the global development agenda. Soros is visiting Indonesia this week to participate in initial discussions on a new international economic and social agenda aimed at eliminating extreme poverty and promoting development.
Hosting these discussions this week is Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, one of three world leaders named to head the high-level panel established by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on a new development and poverty-elimination agenda. The other two heads of the panel are David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Prime Minister of Liberia.
The panel’s meetings will take place on the island of Bali from March 25-28. The new agenda will replace the ten-year Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015.
Soros supports a call for efforts to strengthen human rights, rule of law, and access to effective justice institutions, including the establishment of concrete targets with measurable indicators of progress. About four billion people worldwide currently live in poverty and have no access to the protections or the opportunities the rule of law and effective justice institutions can provide.
"When you look at extreme poverty, in each case we see examples of repression, discrimination or exclusion at work," Soros said. "Making justice a central point of the next development goals would remove the remaining large pockets of extreme poverty."
In this short video, George Soros and the Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen, among many others, elaborate on the importance of including justice in any new development framework.
Soros through his Open Society Foundations has provided over $8 billion to support the development of open and democratic societies around the world. This includes support for the TIFA Foundation in Indonesia.
TIFA has helped fund legal empowerment groups that have given poor persons and otherwise excluded groups of people a voice in asserting rights that exist in theory but, regrettably, not always in practice. This support has included support for Indonesia in implementing the recently passed Legal Aid Law, by working with civil society organizations in producing paralegals that will give pro bono legal assistance to the poor in various parts of the country. TIFA has also provided technical assistance to the Indonesian government in the development, in 2009, of a comprehensive national strategy on access to justice.
The new national strategy drew strength from community-level input. It emphasizes ways of giving vulnerable citizens a voice, such as training local community members as paralegals, and strengthening the participation of local civil society organizations in decision making.  It has resulted in a comprehensive review of local regulations to remove any bias against women, an acceleration of the process for obtaining compensation by victims of labor abuse and violence, and the development of minimum standards of public services, which will be used to monitor their performance. The strategy also helped shape Indonesia’s national legal-aid law, which endorsed state support for community paralegals to provide legal support to the poorest members of society.
“Indonesia’s approach to access to justice should provide a model for the global community as we look towards the future,” said Soros. “It involves partnership between government, civil society and others, and the end result is more justice and more development.”

The Deputy Head of the UKP4 (Presidential Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight), Mas Achmad Santosa said “Indonesia is proud to be at the forefront among developing countries in securing citizens’ access to justice through provision of national legal instruments,” but he also quipped, “the challenge for Indonesia lies in ensuring that all stakeholders in the country are willing to work together to achieve a common goal of justice and prosperity for all.”
 
Bali UNHLP Day 2: MDGs Awards, suggestions , feedback and Inputs for Post 2015 Development Agenda and Listening to the Hopes of Children

Through events around the world, we are now marking 1,000 days to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history.

World poverty has been cut in half. More girls are in school. Child mortality has dropped. We are fighting killer diseases. The list goes on.

But, too many women still die in childbirth, when we have the means to save them.

Too many communities still lack access to sanitation.

Too many families are still being left behind.

We have 1,000 days to close the gaps -- 1,000 days to accelerate action.

Here are four ways to step-up our efforts.

First, scale up success through strategic, targeted investments -- in health, education, energy and sanitation. Above all, by empowering women and girls who can boost results in all other areas.

Second, focus on the poorest and most vulnerable countries that are finding it most difficult to make progress despite their best efforts.

Third, keep our fiscal promises. These are difficult budgetary times. But we cannot balance budgets on the backs of the most vulnerable.

Fourth, let us re-energize the global movement from governments to the grassroots that has made such a difference.

Action now will improve lives and add momentum as we look beyond 2015 to the challenges of sustainable development.

The MDGs have helped unite, inspire and change the world.

In the next 1,000 days, let us give 1,000 percent. 


Following Day 1 of the United Nation High Level Panel Meeting for Post 2015 Development Agenda, where it facilitated talks and dialog amongst all stakeholders, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on the 26th March officially opened the MDGs Award Event at the Conrad Hotel, followed by one on one meetings with Princess Maxima - Special Envoy for G20 Financial 
Inclusion, Jeffrey Sachs and George Soros.  

Later in the evening, President SBY hosted the dinner for the entire participants of the three day outreach by the UNHLP, which consisted some seven hundred representatives from the NGS's, private sectors, academia, youths and parliamentarians optimizing the remaining years to achieve the MDGs


During the morning session, President SBY welcomed the presence and the achievement of MDGs activists, followers and pioneers that contributed to attainment of the development goals.  The event was organized by the Presidential Envoy for MDGs Ms Nina Moeloek which was attended by many civil servant, NGOs and private sectors. In his remarks, he mentioned the need to remain focussed on achieving the MDGs which after fifteen years had helped promote focus for development at the national, regional and global level.

The President reminded that as development stakeholders, "development was a right for all" and not only for those elite elements in society

"The standard of living of a community must continue to be improved so that there will no longer be any poor in society.  for that reason, if we simplified it, the ideology that we must embrace in development is to end poverty" SBY stated.


Meeting with Princess Maxima, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, George Soros

Later in the afternoon, President SBY received the courtesy call of Princess Maxima, Special Envoy for G20 Financial Inclusion, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs and George Soros, Founder Open Society Foundation. 



  WELCOMING REMARKS
H.E. DR. SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO
AT THE FOURTH MEETING OF
THE CO-CHAIRS OF THE UN HIGH-LEVEL PANEL OF EMINENT PERSONS ON THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
WITH
MEMBERS OF THE PANEL
WELCOMING DINNER
BALI, 26 MARCH 2013

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim,
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

May peace be upon us,
Om swastiastu,


My fellow Co-Chair, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,

Distinguished members of the Panel, and Mr. Homi Kharas,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman,
Good evening and a very warm welcome to all of you.

I am aware that there are a thousand jokes out there for a host who dangerously stands between his guests and their delicious dinner.  Well, I know that many of you have had a long journey, so I will not try to best those jokes. 


But I do wish to convey that we are very much honored to be able to host this fourth meeting of the High-Level Panel, and we are so delighted to be able to welcome all of you to our dinner tonight. 


I feel particularly honored to have my fellow Co-Chair, President Sirleaf as well as all Panel members.  We certainly miss Prime Minister Cameron’s presence among us tonight.


In the last six months, we have covered quite a distance in our efforts to craft an ambitious yet achievable Post - MDG blueprint for humankind’s progress.  Here in Bali, we will discuss a critical part of that challenge: the issue of global partnership and the means of implementation. 


Judging from our constructive deliberations we had in New York, London and Monrovia, and seeing the remarkable dedication of all those involved in this great project, I am quite confident that we will be able to complete the important task that the UN Secretary-General has entrusted upon us. 


Our work may seem so very methodical and perplexingly complex at times. But at the end of the road, what we will all achieve together is nothing sort of historic.  It will be something that will positively and significantly improve the life of future generations, to the extent that they may look back at what we are doing now, and say "what a fine vision they produced together".


So with that in mind, I wish to thank all of you for your energy, your idealism, your dedication, and your unshaken belief that our common future must be better than our present and our past. 


And I am glad that part of that work is done here in Bali this beautiful "Island of the Gods".  Bali has hosted countless international conferences, and it is fast developing a reputation as the world''s capital of international conventions.  There is something magical - and spiritual - about Bali that helps to inspire people, give them ideas, move them to work together, and edge them towards a common point.  I hope you will all be infected with this precious Balinese syndrome. 


So relax yourself tonight.  Smell the air.  Savor the food.  Feel the music.  Enjoy the conversations.  Feel our love.  Build more friendships.


And tomorrow we will resume our good work.


Please enjoy the evening.

Thank you\
 In the discussions, President SBY as Co-chair of the UN HLP and representative of Indonesia's development ideology listened to proposals of initiatives for greater financial inclusion for the poor, including wider access to savings and insurance for the poor; inputs on the sustainable development goals, including the need to build on the MDGs with new elements such as better CSR for development, designing urbanization for development and promoting good governance as elements to complement the eight goals.  SBY also listened to opportunities to continue with Indonesia's REDD program.

An Indonesian night to remember for the Panel Members, the 'Bali Magic' for consensus

The Bali UNHLP Dinner hosted the members of the panel and stakeholders reaching seven hundred representatives from NGOs, private sector, academia, youths and parliamentarians. The night was remembered with a video about Indonesia, and a number of Indonesian singer and dancers.

In his remarks, President SBY encouraged the positive momentum for dialog to continue.

"Our work may seem so very methodical and perplexingly complex at times, but at the end of the road what we will all achieve together is nothing sort of historic.  It will be something that will positively and significantly improve the life of future generations, to the extent that they may look back at what we are doing now, and say "what a fine vision they produced together" SBY stated

He also reminded that meetings in Bali possessed a certain jenais cest quoi, or a certain Bali magic

"And I am glad that part of that work is done here in this beautiful "island of the God".  Bali has hosted countless international conferences, and it I sa  fast developing  reputation as the world's capital of international conventions.  There is something magical - and   spiritual - about Bali that helps to inspire people, give them ideas, move them to work together, and edge them towards a common point.  I hope you will all be infected with this precious Balinese syndrome" SBY stated. 

A special moment at the dinner was the appeal by the next generation, conducted by primary and secondary grade students from Semarang, Papua and Aceh.

Jasmine was from Semarang, and lived with her family and her grandmother  who appealed on the issue of poverty and health.

"Good evening your Excellency, President Bambang Susilo Yudhoyono, Madame Ani Yudhoyono, and President Johnson-Sirleaf.  Ladies and gentlemen. My name is Jasmine Mutia Salsabila.  I am from Semarang, Central Java.  I am twelve years old. And I'm in junior high. I learn in school that there are still many poor people in the world. When ever I see poor children on the streets, in television, in magazines, in the internet, I feel very sad. When I look at them, Im wondering, what if they get sick?Can they go to the hospital? can they get well? and can they play again with their families and their friends. Can you imagine when you have to stay in bed?sick all day? and you cannot do anything to get better? Its so frustrating, isn't it?! But today, all of you are chosen to make a difference. Won't you try help the world poor escape poverty? In our lifetime? Why is it, that the world have so much wealth, but we forget the poor?  

"I believe that you are able, and you can help them improve their lives.  This meeting is your chance, to change their fate. They depend on all of you. And they will truly be forever grateful. Please understand and please hear our voice.  I know that this meeting will make that difference. Thank you for listening to me. I love you all and God bless us always" Jasmine stated.

Kenneth from Jayapura, Papua appealed the panel members to help save the world environment and forest

"Good evening everybody.  Welcome to Bali! Yang Mulia Bapak President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono dan Ibu Ani Yudhoyono, Ladies and gentlemen.  My name is Kenneth Moises Christison Maniagasi. But you can call me Kenneth.  I'm eleven years old, and Im from Papua

"Do you know where Papua is? Its in the east of Indonesia. It has beautiful green hills, thick forest and fresh rivers.  My school is near my home, on the slopes of a mountain with a panoramic view. I love my environment. It always makes me happy. But I’m also worried.

"Because my forests are not as thick as when my father was a boy.  Now, I'm afraid of floods and landslides and other disasters that I see on my television.  Any disasters will stop me from going to school.  I’m afraid that my friends will get sick and get hurt if disasters hit my village.

"Today, I'm here from Sentani, four hours by plane just to be with you.  To tell you this story. 

"I hope together we can  protect our environment.  I know that grown ups can get very busy and work. That's  why I'm so proud to be here, to see my President, to see other leaders in the world.  Because I believe you will find the answer to save world forests.  Thank you for listening to me.  May God be with us and hear our prayers" Kenny stated.

Dara comes from Banda Aceh, Aceh and was only three when the tsunami of 2004 impacted Aceh.  She spoke of her dream that all children could go to school.

"In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent , the most Merciful. and Peace be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad.  Ladies and gentlemen.  First of all, I would like to thank our beloved President, Bapak Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Ibu Ani Yudhoyono and also President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for this chance to say a few words.  My name is Dara Nazua.  and I'm from Banda Aceh.  Do you know about Aceh? We had a very big tsunami in December 2004.  I was only three years old then.  Today, Im eleven years old, and now I want to talk about education.  We all want to go to school and play and have fun there.  We can learn math, science, arts, sports, and religion.

"But some children can not go to school. 
"They have to help their mom and dads in the farm, in the market and fishing out at sea.  If they could go to school, they will have a bright future. My dream is to be a teacher--- at university. So I want all the children to go to school.  That’s why I’m so proud that my President is leading this meeting.  So he can help all children in the world  go to school.  And I hope all of you will help to make my dream come true.  And I believe this UN high level panel meeting in Bali will make that difference.  Finally, I want to thank my parents, and my teacher for their support, so that I can be here tonight.  Thank you all for your attention.  Wassalaamu Alaikum Wrwb" Dara concluded .
The fourth HLPM would spend the whole day to discuss global partnership and means of implementation.

News Update 


Co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the fourth HLP meeting held on March 25-27, 2013, discussed how to build a global partnership and means of implementation for the development agenda.
Members of the United Nations High-Level Panel (UN HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda issued a Final Communique that they described as an "ambitious yet achievable framework" in their meeting in Bali, Indonesia, recently.
The British Prime Minister David Cameron seems favorably disposed about the eighth Millennium Development Goals (MDGs Developing a global partnership for development.
On account of his tight schedule in his home country, Cameron’s sent Development Secretary Justine Greening to represent him
The "high-level" panel is so high-level, that there were 30 people on it, carefully balanced to represent all global interests and would come up with the next set of global objectives, to replace the Millennium Development Goals . David Cameron is representing the G8 and the rest of the developed world, while the Presidents of Indonesia and Liberia represent the developing world, as his fellow co-chairs.
Prime Minister Cameron in his video messages for  the Bali meeting encouraged three main  points, namely private sector partnership, getting a global compact, and introducing new development goals.
"First, as we think about the partnerships we need to foster, I hope we support a greater role for private sector investment as the best route to sustainable growth," the British leader said.
The Bali meeting is crucial because it discusses the eighth Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which is "Developing a global partnership for development", which has been considered of being neglected and overlooked so far largely because it lacked specific indicators that could be used to hold leaders to account.
The MDGs, agreed on by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, has set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction and a "Global Partnership for Development".
Having concluded  the three-day Bali meeting, President SBY told the press that before the end of 2015, hopefully there would  be a new cooperation framework that might be called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the MDGs.
UN High Level Panel press statements
Friday 2 November 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron

“Good evening, everybody. Let me start by welcoming my co-chairs, President Yudhoyono of Indonesia and President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, to Downing Street today. I am very grateful to them and the other High Level Panel members for travelling to London for this second meeting of the Panel to discuss the future of the development agenda.
We had a lively, constructive and very productive set of discussions and I want to make three points about the conclusions we reached.
First, we agreed that the principle aim of the Panel should be to focus on finishing the job of ending extreme poverty. We think the Millennium Development Goals have made great progress. There is more progress to be made between now and 2015, but we are clear the next stage should be aiming to eradicate absolute poverty in our world. That is something politicians have been talking about for a while, but for the first time I believe this generation really has the opportunity to do it.
Second, we discussed how we might press on and tackle the causes of poverty as well as its symptoms. For me, that means rights for women and minorities, a free media, integrity in government and the freedom to participate in society. It means paying real attention to what I call the ‘golden thread’ of the conditions that help move people and countries from poverty to wealth. The absence of conflict and corruption, the presence of the rule of law, property rights, strong institutions: those are the things that can help us build more prosperous countries, more prosperous societies.
Now, the UK is clear that this new approach will help create the conditions in which open societies and open economies are able to thrive. Because it’s only when people have a job and a voice that they can take control of their own destiny and build a future free from poverty.
Now, third, on the Panel, we are absolutely clear that we need to listen. We don’t have all the answers, so we will listen to the views of civil society, of the private sector, of young people, but above all we need to listen and learn from the people whose lives are blighted by poverty and injustice on a daily basis. That is why we’re using some of the latest technology to ensure that no [indistinct]. Seventeen thousand young Ugandans have said that what matters to them most is getting a job. We are putting cameras in the hands of the poorest so that their stories can inform our debate.
I am very proud of the role Britain has played in the fight against global poverty. We will live up to that reputation in the years ahead. We have a unique opportunity to be the generation that eradicates absolute poverty and I am confident that, alongside my two co-chairs, we will be able to propose a clear, bold, and ambitious set of goals that helps to achieve this.”
 
 
Sources  


 Repulika.co.id , antaranews.com
www.gov.uk

  Edited by Jamesrudybali

Translator in Bali 

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