IPI HomeEventsConferencesIPI, Indonesia Hold International Forum in Jakarta

 

print print  |  share share back back


IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen speaking at the conference.

Conferences - Wednesday, March 20, 2013

IPI, Indonesia Hold International Forum in Jakarta

IPI’s President Terje Rød-Larsen told an audience of 1,300 in Jakarta that he hoped the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD) would become “the preeminent forum for continued multilateral cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, seeking peace, progress, and prosperity for all the peoples of the region.”

The third annual JIDD centered on the themes of Defense and Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region, seeking to promote intergovernmental cooperation in facing common threats and challenges. The forum, organized by Indonesia with the support of IPI, was held on March 20th and 21st, and attracted foreign and defense ministers from nearly 40 countries.

Mr. Rød-Larsen spoke at the opening ceremony, following speeches by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão of Timor-Leste.

He noted that impressive innovation and unprecedented economic development have brought renewed attention to the Asia-Pacific, a region known across empires and centuries for its diverse and vibrant cultures and traditions. With incredible promise for the future, he said, the region faces social, economic, and environmental challenges, in additional to traditional security threats.

To illustrate the point, Mr. Rød-Larsen presented a video created by IPI outlining the emergence of the Asia-Pacific as the 21st century’s global leader and the challenges it will face as it takes on this role.

“No country can confront these challenges alone,” said Mr. Rød-Larsen. “That fact underlines the importance of all of us meeting here today to address these challenges collectively.”

IPI assisted the government of Indonesia with the design of the conference agenda and the selection of expert panelists to participate. During a five-day stay in Jakarta, IPI staff visited with Indonesian officials to explore additional opportunities for cooperation.

Related Media Coverage:

In English:
VOI (Voice of Indonesia)
JIDD opening statement by the Indonesian president

In Indonesian
Liputan 6
Inilah.com
Tribunnews.com

VIDEO: Why the 21st century will be the "Asia-Pacific Century":

The Global Observatory

MH17 Tragedy Could Accelerate Deterioration of Geopolitical Relations
Besides being a horrific human tragedy, the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 risks becoming the accelerator of today's deteriorating geopolitical relations between Russia and the West.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.

Recent Events

July 17, 2014
EU and UN Seek Ways to Improve Cooperation in Peacekeeping
The European Union is among the strongest supporters of UN peacekeeping missions around the globe, but the growing challenges faced by UN-led operations have raised the need for better EU-UN cooperation, both on the ground and at the planning level.

July 01, 2014
SRSG Johnson: South Sudan Crisis Changed UNMISS “Mindset”
Hilde Johnson, the outgoing Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), gave an overflow IPI audience a dramatic account of the challenging situation that has faced the United Nations in the country since the eruption of mass violence at the end of last year.

June 25, 2014
Mousavian: Iran and US Have Serious Chance for Rapprochement
From Iraq to Syria, from energy to counterterrorism, Iran and the United States share many common interests across the Middle East and ought to put aside their decades of hostility, said author and former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian.

View More