Various Praise Antonio Guterres to Indonesia at the ASEAN Summit Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres who attended the Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) praised Indonesia. Guterres said that Indonesia’s motto and its initiatives in the energy transition should be appreciat. The following is the news compiled. The UN Secretary General said that Indonesia’s motto is needed by the world
Guterres mentioned Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, which he considered to be very necessary in the current world situation. This is the key to building a better future for all of us,” Guterres said in a press conference on the sidelines of the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Thursday, 7 September 2023.
He also thanked Indonesia and other ASEAN members for providing more than 5,000 peacekeepers to serve around the world. He appreciated ASEAN’s constructive role in the field of peace, particularly in efforts to ease tensions in the South China Sea to the Korean Peninsula by promoting dialogue and encouraging respect for international law.
He also said that ASEAN was an important factor for unity in a divided world. “I commend ASEAN member states for their important role in building bridges of understanding.
Concern about the condition of the world that is on the verge
He said he was concerned that the world was on the brink of a series of crises, ranging from a worsening climate emergency and escalating wars and conflicts, to rising poverty, widening inequality and geopolitical tensions.
“For that, we need cooperation in all fields,” he said.
Guterres emphasized that ASEAN is need as a multilateral institution that can bridge differences and build understanding.
Appreciation for Indonesia as a pioneer in the energy transition partnership
Guterres, who responded again about the energy transition at the 13th ASEAN-UN Summit. Also said that ASEAN was uniquely position to become a leader in a global. Sustainable, inclusive and just energy transition.
“I commend ASEAN member countries who are pioneering a just energy transition partnership, such as Indonesia and Vietnam,” said Antonio at the Jakarta Convention Center, Thursday, September 7 2023.
Big ambition is need regarding the renewable energy revolution
However, he believes that greater ambition is need so that the world can start a fair and inclusive renewable energy revolution. In addition, he emphasize the need for greater support the efforts being made.
On the last day of the 43rd ASEAN Summit. The UN asked ASEAN to continue to participate in saving the climate crisis. Because, according to Antonio, ASEAN is one of the regions richest in biodiversity and very vulnerable to natural disasters. “We can still capitalize on its impact and fulfill the goals of the Paris Agreement,” he said.
Furthermore, he emphasized that resources also play an important role in action to save the Sustainable Development Goals.
Therefore, the UN is calling for deeper structural changes to make the framework global. Including the Bretton Woods system, which is consider to be more representative of current economic and political realities. And also more responsive to the needs of developing countries.
Antonio claims to have proposed a climate solidarity pact in which all large emitters make extra efforts to reduce emissions. In it, the UN asks rich countries to support developing countries to do this. Developed countries are encourage to reach net zero by 2040. Meanwhile, developing countries are as soon as possible in 2050.