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The National Library will publish a thematic book to support the G20 presidency

This book really enriches our knowledge. Not only is it enriching for readers, but it also provides perspective for the elites who will be making decisions about the G20.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Library of Indonesia (Perpusnas) will publish a thematic book to demonstrate its support for the Indonesian G20 Presidency.

“Indonesia’s G20 Presidency is an important event that should be supported by our whole society,” Perpusnas official Sri Marganingsih said Monday during an online talk show on “Perpusnas and the writers for the G20”.

The G20 is an international forum of 19 countries working together to address big issues. Indonesia holds the presidency of the grouping this year.

Perpusnas will publish an anthology concerning the G20. The anthology will feature 150 writers from various professions and hailing from Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua.

The ideas in the book are the result of a collaboration between Perpusnas, the Indonesia Productive House and the writers.

The book will be published to promote the G20 event so that it can attract people’s attention and support. This will also serve as a contribution to the event, Marganingsih explained.

The book’s editor, Yanuardi Syukur, said it will feature a variety of themes such as environment, religion, international relations, education, local wisdom and creative economy.

“This book really enriches our knowledge. Not only is it enriching for readers, but it also provides perspective for the elites who will be making decisions about the G20,” he remarked.

Moreover, the anthology, which is currently being edited, is the embodiment of the third principle of the Pancasila ideology: the unity of Indonesia, he added.

Syukur urged people, especially writers, to spread positive and creative content to support Indonesia, which this year was given the presidency of the 20-nation multilateral partnership.

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One of the writers, Herman Oesman, will discuss environmental issues in his home, North Maluku, in the book.

Through his writings, he will point out that the province is one of the highest economic growing regions in Indonesia, registering a growth of 16.4% in 2021 and 7.10% in the first quarter of 2022.

Most of this economic growth has been contributed by the processing, mining and excavation industries. However, the inhabitants of the mining region suffer from poverty and stunting.

Oesman said he hopes that through his writings, elites will become aware that there are regions that exist far from the center of power. This must become the main material of consideration.

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