2017 Conference Call for Abstracts

The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 18 & 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. Abstract submission and conference registration will take place on the conference website. […]

Scientific Committee for ICSD 2017 Announced

We are thrilled to announce the Scientific Committee for ICSD 2017! Thanks to all for their contributions organizing sessions and reviewing abstracts! Saleem Ali | Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment | University of Delaware | United States Sami Areikat | Sustainable Development Officer | Water, Energy and Capacity Development Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, […]

Proceedings From ICSD 2016

These proceedings include the unedited papers from the 2016 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), held September 21st and 22nd at Columbia University, New York, USA. ICSD is a conference that brings together students, scholars, and practitioners to evaluate sustainable development best practices and solutions in creating a society that can meet the needs of the present […]

The UN Secretary General’s Video Message

Video message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to participants of the 4th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), September 21, 2016

Video of ICSD’s First Day Available On Demand

If you missed us in New York on September 21, you can catch up by watching a video of our live stream on-demand! Please note there is a break for lunch starting at 3:45:51 and ending at 5:11:30. 

Media Coverage of ICSD

Need more ICSD? Please enjoy the following articles covering the event in the international press! Jamaica Committed to Sustainable Development Goals, an article published by the Jamaica Information Service on September 22, 2016. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reaffirmed Jamaica’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing an International Conference on Sustainable Development […]

Keynote Speech by John Cardinal Onaiyekan

Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice: The Religious Dimension Keynote Address By John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria 4th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) Delivered at The New School, September 22nd 2016 Video of the speech is available (begins at 27:50) I understand that the aim of this conference is to […]

Keynote speech by Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

Watch the video of the speech! Columbia University, 21 September 2016 Sustainable Development – Defining a generation (Not yet checked against delivery) Students, global citizens, It is an honour for me to address so many globally minded students. As co-chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group, I am counting on you to […]

2016 Best Paper Award Winners Announced!

ICSD 2016 is pleased to announce the winners of awards for best papers! Maura Allaire, Informing mitigation of disaster loss through social media Stephanie Bengtsson and Bilal Barakat, Aiming higher: why the SDG target for increased higher education scholarships by 2020 misses the mark in sustainable educational development planning Ozge Karadag Caman, Sustainability in Times […]