Introduction: The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce its Twenty-fifth (25th) Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 5 - 8 December 2022 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of the silver jubilee Conference is Sustainable Development in the Unusual Times: Building Forward Better. This year’s SDC will be held alongside UNESCAP's South Asia SDG Forum and the Policy Dialogue, i.e. High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The focus of HLPF 2023 include SDGs 6 (clean water and sanitation); 7 (affordable and clean energy); 9 (industry. innovation, and infrastructure); 11 (sustainable cities and communities); and 17 (partnerships for the Goals).

Overarching Theme: The theme of 25th SDC is Sustainable Development in Unusual Times: Building Forward Better. After the Pandemic, it was expected that the world will be in a state of ‘New Normal’, however, a plethora of crises has become a hallmark of that new normal. These crises can be best described as ‘triple C crisis’ i.e. conflict (within and across borders); climate change; and, the after effects of COVID-19. The cumulative effect of these crises is multi-decade high inflation, recession, food and fuel crisis and a possible recession. Although the world escaped a recession during Pandemic, economic slowdown left scarring effects on low and middle income countries. Post-Pandemic, the war between Russia and Ukraine ........

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Dates to Remember

    Deadline for abstracts: 22 August 2022

    Deadline for papers: 1 November 2022

    25th SDC: 5 – 8 December 2022