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The 3rd International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2016)

The Third International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2016) to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on December 8-9, 2016, will represent a unique platform bringing together international scholars, practitioners, industry leaders and government officials to conduct meaningful, in-depth debate over the actual tools available to turn goals into strategies, and hopes into reality.   

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Conference Tracks

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere;
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture;
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages;
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all;
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all;
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;
  • Goal 10.Reduce inequality within and among countries;

  • Goal 11.Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable;
  • Goal 12.Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns;
  • Goal 13.Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts;
  • Goal 14.Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development;
  • Goal 15.Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss;
  • Goal 16.Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels;
  • Goal 17.Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Supporting Journals

International Journal of Development Issues

International Journal of Development Issues

ISSN: 1446-8956

Editor: Dilip Dutta, School of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Social Economics

Forum for Social Economics

ISSN (Print) : 0736-0932 ISSN (Online) :1874-6381 Managing Editor: Wolfram Elsner

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Journal of Management and Development

ISSN 2392-4896 (online) ISSN 2392-4888 (print) Managing Editor: Trilochan Pokharel
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Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

ISSN: 2040-8021 Editor: Professor Carol Adams, Durham University, UK

Listen to 2014 & 2015 ICPSD Participants

Journey of the ICPSD


1st International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2014 was successfully Concluded with more than 40 participants from 12 countries. Countries are namely Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Russia, Germany, Indonesia, Uganda, Kenya, Australia, South Korea, Nigeria and United States of America.

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2nd International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2015 was successfully Concluded with more than 60 participants from 16 countries. Countries are namely New Zeland, Australia, Sudan, Denmark, China, Japan, Egypt, UAE, Sri Lanka, India, Germany, Indonesia, Nigeria, Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia and United States of America.

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