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ISDRS 2023

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) is pleased to announce its 29th annual conference to be held (virtual and physical) on the 11-13th July 2023 hosted by the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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Target 1.1 Eradicate extreme poverty.

Target 1.2 Reduce poverty by at least 50%

Target 1.3 Implement social protection systems.

Target 1.4 Equal rights to ownership, basic services, technology, and economic resources

Target 1.5 Build resilience to environmental, economic, and social disasters

Target 1.a Mobilization of resources to end poverty.

Target 1.b Policy frameworks for poverty eradication 

Target 2.1 Universal access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food.

Target 2.2 End all forms of malnutrition.

Target 2.3 Double the productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers.

Target 2.4 Sustainable food production and resilient agricultural practices.

Target 2.5 Maintain the genetic diversity in food production.

Target 2.a Invest in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology and gene banks.

Target 2.b Prevent agricultural trade restrictions, market distortions and export subsidies.

Target 2.c Ensure stable food commodity markets and timely access to information.

Target 3.1 Reduce maternal mortality.

Target 3.2 End all preventable deaths under 5 years of age.

Target 3.3 Fight communicable diseases.

Target 3.4 Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health.

Target 3.5 Prevent and treat substance abuse.

Target 3.6 Reduce road injuries and deaths.

Target 3.7 Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education

Target 3.8 Achieve universal health coverage.

Target 3.9 Reduce illnesses and deaths from hazardous chemicals and pollution.

Target 3.a Implement the WHO framework convention on tobacco control.

Target 3.b Support research, development and access to affordable vaccines and medicines.

Target 3.c Increase health financing and support health workforce in developing countries.

Target 3.d Improve early warning systems for global health risks.

Target 4.1 Free primary and secondary education.

Target 4.2 Equal access to quality pre-primary education.

Target 4.3 Equal access to affordable technical, vocational and higher education.

Target 4.4 Increase the number of people with relevant skills for financial success.

Target 4.5 Eliminate all discrimination in education.

Target 4.6 Universal literacy and numeracy

Target 4.7 Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

Target 4.a Build and upgrade inclusive and safe schools.

Target 4.b Expand higher education scholarships for developing countries.

Target 4.c Increase the supply of qualified teachers in developing countries.

Target 5.1 End discrimination against women and girls.

Target 5.2 End all violence against and exploitation of women and girls.

Target 5.3 Eliminate forced marriages and genital mutilation.

Target 5.4 Value unpaid care and promote shared domestic responsibilities.

Target 5.5 Ensure full participation in leadership and decision-making.

Target 5.6 Universal access to reproductive rights and health.

Target 5.a Equal rights to economic resources, property ownership and financial services.

Target 5.b Promote empowerment of women through technology.

Target 5.c Adopt and strengthen policies and enforceable legislation for gender equality.

Target 6.1 Safe and affordable drinking water.

Target 6.2 End open defecation and provide access to sanitation and hygiene.

Target 6.3 Improve water quality, wastewater treatment and safe reuse.

Target 6.4 Increase water use efficiency and ensure freshwater supplies.

Target 6.5 Implement integrated water resources management.

Target 6.6 Protect and restore water-related ecosystems.

Target 6.a Expand water and sanitation support to developing countries.

Target 6.b Support local engagement in water and sanitation management.

Target 7.1 Universal access to modern energy.

Target 7.2 Increase global percentage of renewable energy.

Target 7.3 Double the improvement in energy efficiency.

Target 7.a Promote access, technology and investments in clean energy.

Target 7.b Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries.

Target 8.1 Sustainable Economic Growth.

Target 8.2 Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity.

Target 8.3 Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises.

Target 8.4 Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production.

Target 8.5 Full employment and decent work with equal pay.

Target 8.6 Promote youth employment, education and training.

Target 8.7 End modern slavery, trafficking, and child labor.

Target 8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe working environments.

Target 8.9 Promote beneficial and sustainable tourism.

Target 8.10 Universal access to banking, insurance and financial services

Target 8.a Increase aid for trade support

Target 8.b Develop a global youth employment strategy

Target 9.1 Develop sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructures.

Target 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization.

Target 9.3 Increase access to financial services and markets.

Target 9.4 Upgrade all industries and infrastructures for sustainability.

Target 9.5 Enhance research and upgrade industrial technologies.

Target 9.a Facilitate sustainable infrastructure development for developing countries.

Target 9.b Support domestic technology development and industrial diversification.

Target 9.c Universal access to information and communications technology.

Target 10.1 Reduce income inequalities.

Target 10.2 Promote universal social, economic and political inclusion.

Target 10.3 Ensure equal opportunities and end discrimination.

Target 10.4 Adopt fiscal and social policies that promote equality.

Target 10.5 Improved regulation of global financial markets and institutions.

Target 10.6 Enhanced representation for developing countries in financial institutions.

Target 10.7 Responsible and well-managed migration policies.

Target 10.a Special and differential treatment for developing countries.

Target 10.b Encourage development assistance and investment in least developed countries.

Target 10.c Reduce transaction costs for migrant remittances.

Target 11.1 Safe and affordable housing.

Target 11.2 Affordable and sustainable transport systems.

Target 11.3 Inclusive and sustainable urbanization.

Target 11.4 Protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

Target 11.5 Reduce the adverse effects of natural disasters.

Target 11.6 Reduce the environmental impacts of cities.

Target 11.7 Provide access to safe and inclusive green and public spaces.

Target 11.a Strong national and regional development planning

Target 11.b Implement policies for inclusion, resource efficiency and disaster risk reduction.

Target 11.c Support least developed countries in sustainable and resilient building.


Target 12.1 Implement the 10-year sustainable consumption and production framework.

Target 12.2 Sustainable management and use of natural resources.

Target 12.3 Halve global per capita food waste.

Target 12.4 Responsible management of chemicals and waste.

Target 12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation.

Target 12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and sustainability reporting.

Target 12.7 Promote sustainable public procurement practices.

Target 12.8 Promote universal understanding of sustainable lifestyles.

Target 12.a Support developing countries’ scientific and technological capacity for sustainable consumption and production.

Target 12.b Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable tourism.

Target 12.c Remove market distortions that encourage wasteful consumption.

Target 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related disasters.

Target 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into policy and planning.

Target 13.3 Build knowledge and capacity to meet climate change.

Target 13.a Implement the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Target 13.b Promote mechanisms to raise capacity for planning and management.

Target 14.1 Reduce marine pollution.

Target 14.2 Protect and restore ecosystems.

Target 14.3 Reduce ocean acidification.

Target 14.4 Sustainable fishing.

Target 14.5 Conserve coastal and marine areas.

Target 14.6 End subsidies contributing to overfishing and illegal fishing.

Target 14.7 Increase the economic benefits from sustainable use of marine resources.

Target 14.a Increase scientific knowledge, research and technology for ocean health.

Target 14.b Support small scale fishers.

Target 14.c Implement and enforce international sea law.

Target 15.1 Conserve and restore terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems.

Target 15.2 End deforestation and restore degraded forests.

Target 15.3 End desertification and restore degraded land.

Target 15.4 Ensure conservation of mountain ecosystems.

Target 15.5 Protect biodiversity and natural habitats.

Target 15.6 Protect access to genetic resources and fair sharing of the benefits.

Target 15.7 Eliminate poaching and trafficking of protected species.

Target 15.8 Prevent invasive alien species on land and in water ecosystems.

Target 15.9 Integrate ecosystem and biodiversity in governmental planning

Target 15.a Increase financial resources to conserve and sustainably use ecosystem and biodiversity

Target 15.b Finance and incentivize sustainable forest management

Target 15.c Combat global poaching and trafficking

Target 17.1 Mobilize resources to improve domestic revenue collection.

Target 17.2 Implement all development assistance commitments.

Target 17.3 Mobilize financial resources for developing countries.

Target 17.4 Assist developing countries in attaining debt sustainability.

Target 17.5 Invest in least-developed countries.

Target 17.6 Knowledge sharing and cooperation for access to science, technology, and innovation.

Target 17.7 Promote sustainable technologies to developing countries.

Target 17.8 Strengthen science, technology, and innovation capacity for least-developed countries.

Target 17.9 Enhanced SDG capacity in developing countries.

Target 17.10 Promote a universal trading system under the WTO.

Target 17.11 Increase the exports of developing countries.

Target 17.12 Remove trade barriers for least-developed countries.

Target 17.13 Enhance global macroeconomic stability.

Target 17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

Target 17.15 Respect national leadership to implement policies for sustainable development.

Target 17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development.

Target 17.17 Encourage effective partnerships.

Target 17.18 Enhance availability of relable data.

Target 17.19 Further develop measurements of progress.