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 International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 Oxford, U.K. Conference Location Memorial Hall   University of Oxford, Queen’s College, Oxford U.K. August 14 - 15, 2018   International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 is jointly presented by International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada. and   Institute for Sustainability  Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TQ, United Kingdom. Program
Important Dates Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation - July 14, 2018 Last date to Issue Notification of acceptance - July 19, 2018 Last date to submit final paper and authors' registration - July 25, 2018   Conference dates: August 14 - August 15, 2018   Note:  Abstracts/Papers, acceptances issued on a rolling basis until July 10, 2018. Please submit your Abstract/Paper early as possible Major Themes The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 UK consists of following themes. 1. Development, 2. Economics, 3. Environment and Natural Resources, 4. Food and Agriculture, 5. Governance, 6. Health, 7. Information and communication, 8. Science and technology, 9. Social policy. 10. Gender equality  Program Conference Program (pdf) (Last Updated August 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT) Accepted Abstracts    .    
 Rohingya Refugee Crisis Special Session August 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM Memorial Room   Rohingya Crisis: A multidimensional perspective The Rohingya people have faced recurring crackdowns, and many have fled Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh and other parts of the world over the years; in 1978, 1991, 1992, 2012, 2015 and 2016 and 2017. Since August 2017, more than 780,000 Rohingya have crossed the border and sought shelter in Bangladesh. This mass exodus has been described by United Nations’ officials as a classic case of ethnic cleansing. The long standing, recurring crackdowns and systematic strategy to remove Rohingya peoples from Myanmar’s responsibility for their political, social, moral and physical protection has left a population of only an estimated 200,000 in Myanmar of an estimated 2.4 million Rohingya across the world. Doctors Without Borders estimated that there had been 6,700 cases of death among Rohingya people during their mass exodus from Myanmar in August 2017. The Special Session on the “Rohingya Crisis” will present the findings from an international collaborative research project on “Rehabilitation, resettlement and repatriation of displaced Rohingya (RRR, R) in Bangladesh”. This project was implemented by a team of academics from four countries in collaboration with several national and international (non-profit & private sector) organisations from the East and the West. The project involved extensive interviews with 3,300 Rohingya households living in the makeshift camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Analysis of collected data reveals new dimensions of the level of atrocities, cases of death and physical abuse, and level of social exclusion experienced by Rohingya people in Myanmar and key issues influencing the possibility of their repatriation to their point of origin. The Special Session will include keynote addresses by researchers, Rohingya leaders and development organisations to share knowledge in the area. Research Team and collaboration Dr. Mohshin Habib. Prof. Christine Jubb. Salahuddin Ahmad. Professor Masudur Rahman. Professor Henri Pallard. ASA Philippines Foundation, Philippines. Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB), Bangladesh. Education for Skill Development Pty. Ltd., Australia. Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA), Canada. Film for Peace Foundation, Bangladesh Program at a Glance   August 14, 2018 Registration - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Opening Plenary- 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Lunch - 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM     Sessions - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM    August 15, 2018 Late Registration -  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sessions - 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch - 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM    Sessions -  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM If you required more information, please contact our office.   Conference Secretariat Ontario International Development Agency 364 Moffatt Pond Court Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0C7 Canada. Tel: + 1 613 612 7615 e-mail: oida@ontariointernational.org website: www.ontariointernational.org