Peace and Sustainable Development in South Asia: Issues and Challenges of Globalization
Dec 1 - Dec 3
09:00am to 05:00pm
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute held its Eleventh Sustainable Development Conference from 1-3 December 2008 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of the SDPIs Eleventh SDC was Peace and Sustainable Development in South Asia: Issues and Challenges of Globalisation. Speakers at the Eleventh SDC deliberated on various sustainable development concerns such as where we stand in solving the dilemmas of inequality, poverty, climate change and energy scarcity, natural resources degradation, trade liberalization policies, food insecurity, violence and conflict, re-writing history, and poor governance. The Conference aimed to explore how resolving some of the non-conventional security threats may turn into an added dividend for peace. About 70 panelists participated from nine different countries in this Conference. Tenth SDC anthology titled Sustainable Solutions: A Spotlight on South Asian Research was also launched at the inaugural session of the Conference.