SEASN 4th Board Meeting & International Conference On Sustainable Development Goals (ICSDG2016)
SEASN organized its 4th Board Meeting and International Conference On Sustainable Development Goals (ICSDG2016) on 7 to 8 December 2016 at Universiti Sains Malaysia. The conference was launched by YBhg. Datuk Prof Dr Roziah Omar, representative of the Deputy Director of Higher Education Malaysia. The conference supported by the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO is aimed to seek strong collaboration and cooperation among all organisations in South East Asia Countries in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Calling for Paper-International Conference On Sustainable Development Goals (ICSDG2016)
SEASN will be organizing the first International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (ICSDG2016). The conference supported by the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO is aimed to seek strong collaboration and cooperation among all organisations in South East Asia Countries in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Authors are invited to submit abstract, full paper & poster describing original research which include, but are not limited to the 5P’s of Sustainable Development: People, Peace, Partnership, Prosperity and Planet. The breakdown of the 17 SDGs is as follows.
For further information, visit www.sdgconference.usm.my.
- SEASN Promotes Sustainability for Future Challenges
Higher Education Deputy Minister Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching said the establishment of SEASN brought the agenda of ASEAN which focused on cooperation and regional security.
However, now ASEAN had grown to take larger steps to expand this regional cooperation in the areas of politics, economics, social, technology and others, she said at the SEASN Thematic Working Group (TWG) On Wehab+3 and SEASN Assembly 2015 here Wednesday.
Her speech text was read out by USM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Omar Osman.
Yap said through the organisation of SEASN and TWG, the participating countries could expand the sustainability agenda that had now become an important agenda in the United Nations.
The United Nations has now introduced Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), where this year will be the final reporting of MDGs," she said.
She said the SDGs contained 17 goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues that included eradicating poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change and protecting oceans and forests.
Meanwhile, Omar who is also SEASN chairman, said at the press conference that the idea of SEASN was to exchange information and experience throughout the ASEAN countries to develop new ideas in sustaining the socio-environment.
SEASN currently comprises 38 institutions from five ASEAN countries, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.
SEASN Board 4th Meeting