The global achievement behind the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has produced successful in many aspects, including declining undernourished people and under-five mortality rate, improving maternal mortality ratio, infectious diseases, sanitation and the use an improved drinking water sources as well as development a global partnership for development (UN, Summary The MDGs Report 2015).
Although significant achievements have been made on many of the MDG targets worldwide, progress has been uneven across regions and countries, leaving significant gaps. Millions of people are being left behind, especially the poorest and those disadvantaged because of their sex, age, disability, ethnicity or geographic location. Many problem still exist in some countries such as persist gender inequality; big gaps exist between the poorest and richest households, and between rural and urban areas; climate change and environmental degradation undermine progress achieved, and poor people suffer the most; conflicts remain the biggest threat to human development; and millions of poor people still live in poverty and hunger, without access to basic services.
The experience of the MDGs offers many lessons to promote global sustainable development, officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 United Nation (UN) global agenda for sustainable development. Leaders and stakeholders as well as professional workers in every nation are encouraged to work together in achieving the sustainable future by implementing strategies to promote well-being for all at all ages.
The objectives of the conference are to:
- Provide a platform for researchers and professional workers to take part in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Provide a platform for researchers, practitioners and students to present their research findings
- Build professional collaboration to promote global sustainable development
Emeritus Professor Dr. Khor Geok Lin
Asst. Professor Dr. Mantana Vongsirinavarat
Dr. D. Anwar Musadad, SKM, M.Kes
Professor Teresita I Barcelo, PhD, RN
Professor Dr. Malik Badri