Theme – Sustainable Development Goals 

Poverty and inequality are amongst topical issues at national, regional and global level. The United Nations General Assembly in a bid to tackle poverty and inequality outlined a set of 17 global goals in 2015 which served as a blueprint towards achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. However, the depleting global resources, climate change and unprecedented population increases has significantly exacerbated poverty and inequality across several regions of the globe. A variety of protests across South America, Africa, Europe and Asia in recent months have been partly attributed to poverty and inequality. Furthermore, empirical studies have shown that poverty and inequality are further forecasted to worsen in the next few years. Cynics are also of the view that some of the ‘Sustainable Development Goals – Agenda 2030’ are unrealistic based on available resources; timeframe, and approaches used by governmental and non-governmental entities in addressing poverty and inequality. In line with this assertion, interested researchers are invited to submit an Abstract on any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals advocated by the United Nations:

17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Goal 1 – Poverty

Goal 2 – Zero hunger

Goal 3 – Good health and well-being

Goal 4 – Quality education

Goal 5 – Gender equality

Goal 6 – Clean water and sanitation

Goal 7 – Affordable and clean energy

Goal 8 – Decent work and economic growth

Goal 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Goal 10 – Reduced inequality                                                               

Goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

Goal 12 – Responsible consumption and production

Goal 13 – Climate action

Goal 14 – Life below water

Goal 15 – Life on land

Goal 16 – Peace and justice strong institutions

Goal 17 – Partnerships to achieve the goal