Dec 21 - Dec 23
09:00am to 05:00pm
SDPI held its Thirteenth Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 21-23 December 2010 in Islamabad, Pakistan titled Peace and Sustainable Development in South Asia: The Way Forward. Peace and security were at the centre of discussions during this Conference. Speakers deliberated upon how economic challenges could be handled with positive results in terms of natural resources while at the same time increasing the capacity and effectiveness of institutions. The panels covered themes such as post-flood situation in Pakistan, food insecurity, energy and financial crisis, the issue of land acquisition, trade and financial liberalization, social protection, the eradication of Violence Against Women, the role of think tanks in peace and sustainable development, sound management of chemicals, climate change, religious diversity, labour issues, and so on. An audience of over 1,500 participated during the three-day deliberations and listened to 60 speakers from 11 different countries. SDPI also launched its anthology based on peer reviewed 11 chapters/papers presented at the Twelfth SDC. The title of the book is Fostering Sustainable Development in South Asia: Responding to Challenges and has been jointly published by SDPI and Sang-e-Meel Publications.