Indonesia has great natural wealth but many of its citizens live in extreme poverty. Democratic progress has been made since the resigation of former president Suharto in 1998, but many civil society organisations feel that far too little progress has been made towards sustainable management of the country's resources, and ensuring that Indonesia's diverse communities have a real say in decisions which affect their future.

Banks, mining companies and the communities that bear the brunt

University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

A new report and three videos by the World Development Movement (WDM) follow a joint visit with DTE to Kalimantan to investigate the impacts of UK-financed coal-mining on the ground.

In a letter dated 30 August 2013, Alexei Avtonomov, Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), has once again raised the issue of MIFEE with the Indonesian government.

Indonesian and International Civil Society Statement on MIFEE policy

September 2013

The attached statement, translated by DTE, was distributed in Geneva at an International Consultation on Papua.


Joint statement by DTE, 11.11.11, Watch Indonesia! and WALHI

September 13th

MEPs vote for too-high 6% cap on agrofuels

DTE, September 12, 2013

"The people of Indonesia will be disappointed to hear that the European parliament has failed to agree any meaningful action to reduce Europe's demand for palm oil, which is driving deforestation and conflict in our country."

Nur Hidayati, WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia, quoted in the Guardian, September 11th