SDG baseline report on children in Indonesia

The Government of Indonesia and UNICEF launched a new report showcasing the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that the country has made for children, acknowledging challenges and highlighting the crucial role of preventing violence against children in reducing poverty. The report was launched as world leaders met at the High Level Political Forum in New York at a side-event hosted by the Governments of Indonesia, Sweden, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against Children and UNICEF. The report, the first of its kind for Indonesia, uses government data to set a baseline for monitoring progress on key sustainable development goals and targets for Indonesia’s 84 million children. According to the report, 57 per cent of children in Indonesia grow up in families living on less than twice the national poverty line, showing the high degree of vulnerability and income insecurity of families with children. To address this, Indonesia is now one of the world’s largest single payer of health care.