Jokowi’s First Speech at the UN General Assembly, Use Indonesian

Jokowi talked about the impact of the world due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

President Joko Widodo gave his first speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in Indonesian. Not only that, Jokowi also talked about the impact of the world due to the coronavirus outbreak. “We are all concerned about this situation, our concern is getting bigger during the Covid-19 pandemic when we should all unite to work together against the pandemic, which we then use a win-win approach to mutually beneficial relations between countries,” Jokowi explained. in the broadcast of the Presidential Secretariat YouTube account, Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Jokowi revealed that the impact of the pandemic was tremendous for countries around the world. Both from the health and socio-economic aspects.

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Even though he uses Indonesian, Jokowi still inserts English between his speeches. “We know that the impact of a pandemic is tremendous both in terms of health and socio-economy. We also understand that this virus does not recognize national borders, no one is safe until everyone is,” he said.

Jokowi reminded all countries to maintain unity amid the pandemic. According to him, if division occurs, worries about peace will waver and be difficult to realize. “If division and revival continue to occur, then I am afraid that the foundation for sustainable stability and peace will be shaken even as it disappears, a world that is peaceful, stable and prosperous, will be increasingly difficult to realize,” he said.

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NU’s ideas on human rights were brought to the UN General Assembly

Katib Aam of the Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board, KH Yahya Cholil Staquf, is scheduled to make a speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 09.00 New York time or 20.00 WIB. In this forum, the cleric who is familiarly called Gus Yahya will convey NU’s ideas and views on human rights. “I will present the views and discourses related to human rights that have developed within the Nahdlatul Ulama environment.

Jokowi's First Speech
Jokowi’s First Speech at the UN General Assembly, Use Indonesian

Starting from the theology of Ukhuwah Basyariyah which was coined by KH Achmad Siddiq in 1984, the 2016 ISOMIL Nahdlatul Ulama Declaration, the Islamic Declaration for Humanity 2017, the 2018 Nusantara Manifesto, and the results of the Bahtsul Masail National Conference of the Nahdlatul Ulama Alim-Ulama in the City of Banjar 2019, “Gus Yahya said, through a written statement.

Gus Yahya will speak on a panel on human rights initiated by the United States. Other panelists are Mary Ann Glendon, a professor emeritus of law from Harvard University, the United States, and Hu Ping, a democracy activist from China.

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With World Leaders

For information, on July 8, 2019, the US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, initiated the formation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights (Commission for Unalienable Human Rights). This commission has 11 members from among American intellectuals, philosophers and religious leaders.

Among them were Hamzah Yusuf Hanson, a Muslim leader who owns the Zaituna Foundation in Berkeley, David Tse-Chien Pan from the University of California, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, an Orthodox Jewish leader, and others.

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The commission, which is chaired by Mary Ann Glendon, is tasked with giving consideration to the US Government in making policies related to human rights based on basic American principles and the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On August 26, 2020, the Commission launched their work. and has been translated into seven languages.

The panel at the UN General Assembly will later aim to dialogue the views of the Commission with different traditions. In this case with Islam (Nahdlatul Ulama) and Confucianism. Later, the panel was opened by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, and a keynote address by Mike Pompeo himself.

The panel, which will be held online, will be hosted by Robert A. Destro, Assistant Secretary of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.