Law of Development

The new Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018: “What does it rule? Does it simplify the licensing procedure of expatriates’ employment?”

By Ni Made Anggre Astari, SH. Indonesian Member of ASIAN Society of International Law; & Associate at Ramly & Associates Law Office ©May 2018  ———————————————————  The Indonesian Government just issued a new Presidential Regulation No. 20 of 2018 concerning Utilization of Expatriates on March 26, 2018. This regulation is changing the previous Presidential Regulation No.72…

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Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets (UN News, 22 May 2017)

Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets (UN News, 22 May 2017) The destruction of forests in many Asian countries continues apace, threatening the realization of global sustainable development goals by the 2030 deadline, according to the United Nations agricultural agency. “While forests are critical to achieving the Sustainable…

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At regional UN meeting, South-East Asian countries agree to establish dedicated health emergency preparedness fund (UN News 9 September 2016)

At regional UN meeting, South-East Asian countries agree to establish dedicated health emergency preparedness fund (UN News 9 September 2016) Countries in the South-East Asian sub-region have agreed to establish a dedicated funding stream to build preparedness for health emergencies in the region, which is also one of the most disaster-prone in the world, the…

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As migration continues to accelerate in south-east Asia, UN health agency calls for a focus on migrants’ health (UN News, 8 September 2016)

As migration continues to accelerate in south-east Asia, UN health agency calls for a focus on migrants’ health (UN News, 8 September 2016) Noting greater vulnerability of the health of migrant populations, including heightened risks of infectious diseases, malnutrition, substance abuse and maternal and neonatal mortality, the United Nations health agency has urged a regional…

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As robotics advance in South-East Asia, investment needed to build skilled workforce – UN labour agency (UN News, 7 July 2016)

As robotics advance in South-East Asia, investment needed to build skilled workforce – UN labour agency (UN News, 7 July 2016) The study, ASEAN in transformation: How technology is changing jobs and enterprises, published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Bureau for Employers’ Activities, examines the impact of technology on workplaces in the automotive and auto…

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Meeting with Chinese Premier, Ban commends country’s leadership on UN 2030 Agenda (UN News, 8 July 2016)

Meeting with Chinese Premier, Ban commends country’s leadership on UN 2030 Agenda (UN News, 8 July 2016) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, where he welcomed China’s efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as its support to other countries in their own implementation. “The Secretary-General welcomed China’s…

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Partnerships, fresh policy ideas needed to ensure ‘no one is left behind,’ UN Asia-Pacific forum told (UN News, 17 May 2016)

Partnerships, fresh policy ideas needed to ensure ‘no one is left behind,’ UN Asia-Pacific forum told (UN News, 17 May 2016) Strong political commitment, action and well-functioning coordination mechanisms, fully supported by the countries of Asia and the Pacific, will be critical to ensure that “no one is left behind,” were spotlighted at the opening…

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UN development agenda seeks to reach ‘those farthest behind,’ Ban tells Human Rights Council (UN News 29 February 2016)

UN development agenda seeks to reach ‘those farthest behind,’ Ban tells Human Rights Council (UN News 29 February 2016) At the opening of the 31st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, senior UN officials emphasized the powerful link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the right to development, highlighting that people on the…

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Reviving domestic demand key to robust and sustainable growth in Asia-Pacific – UN report (UN News, 14 January 2016)

Reviving domestic demand key to robust and sustainable growth in Asia-Pacific – UN report (UN News, 14 January 2016) Against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown, reinvigorating domestic and intra-regional demand plays a crucial role in reviving economies in Asia and the Pacific, according to a newly released-United Nations report, which also recommends a…

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