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The long road of Indonesian water diplomacy towards the 10th World Water Forum

Published May 21, 2024

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The 10th World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia, marked a success in hydro-diplomacy, with the Indonesian government managing to reach an agreement on a Ministerial Declaration, despite the involvement of over 100 countries with diverse interests. The declaration, which will be officially ratified on May 21, highlights Indonesia's efforts in promoting international agreement for World Lake Day, establishing a water issues and climate change center of excellence, advocating for integrated water resources management on small islands, and launching over 100 concrete projects in the water sector. This achievement underscores Indonesia's leadership role in global water issues.
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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - The 10th World Water Forum in Bali was an achievement of Indonesian hydro-diplomacy or diplomacy on global water issues. Not as easy as turning the palm of your hand, this diplomacy must take a long and winding road before bringing it into a draft Ministerial Declaration at the forum which will last until 25 May 2024. The Director General of Multilateral Cooperation at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tri Tharyat, said the process was long and difficult. The Ministerial Declaration was consulted at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris for three times, including initial discussions and was attended by more than 100 countries with various, sometimes very extreme interests, very different between left and right. "The difficulty of consulting on the Ministerial Declaration includes differences of opinion between upstream and downstream countries. In the midst of this there are many not only ecological issues, but also very strong political issues, it is very ...
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