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Indonesia highlights right to freedom of religion at the UN

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, as one of the panelists at the Trygve Lie Annual Symposium held by the International Peace Institute (IPI), highlighted the right to freedom of religion. The symposium was held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, Thursday. The Trygve Lie Annual Symposium…

Denmark plays central role in new global climate initiative

A new global climate initiative – P4G – was launched Wednesday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the General Assembly of the UN in New York. “P4G” is an abbreviation of “Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030”. China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea is backing the P4G initiative. The initiative…

World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week was held in Stockholm on 27 August until 1 September 2017. It is a meeting place for scientists, policy makers, and private sector and civil society actors to network, exchange ideas and foster new thinking around the most pressing water-related challenges of today. It inspires collaborative action and bridges science, policy and practice. During the week, the…

Denmark’s new ambassador arrives to Jakarta

Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen is being welcomed as the new Danish ambassador to Jakarta by the Embassy of Denmark, Indonesia, arriving on 10 September. “He is eager get started building on the strong partnership between Indonesia and Denmark,” writes the embassy. Rasmus comes from a position in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of…

Indonesia starts offshore aquaculture inspired by Norway

Inspired by the Norwegian fishermen, three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry announced on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Beginning in 2017, the developing of the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province,…

Fintech in the real world – it’s happening in Asia

Angel investor Mr Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures (TGV) continues to be our guide in painting the fast-tracked fintech (financial technology) development in Asia, and in relation to the Nordics, part two. In part one (June 2017) Dusan explained the strategy for his worldwide fintech investment vehicle (focusing solely on B2B fintech investment) and…

Modern slavery risks increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand

Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work…

The Danish government to fight Indonesia’s municipal solid waste challenge

A sustainable solution for the municipal solid waste (MSW) challenge in Indonesia is in progress as a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for a municipal waste management facility for refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The facility will be the first integrated MSW to RDF processing facility in Indonesia, located in Cilacap, Central Java. The…

Danish Embassy helps ISS in Indonesia

Casper Klynge, Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, and Karina Charlotte Mosgart, Deputy Head of Trade on Friday 4 August 2017 accompanied Jeff Gravenhorst, Group CEO of ISS, and CEO Elisa Lumbantoruan of ISS Indonesia for a meeting with Vice President Pak Jusuf Kalla. The Danish service giant ISS (Integrated Service Solutions) underlined its long-term commitment to…