It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences being jointly organized by the prestigious SDMIMD, Mysore, Karnataka State, India and the Global Business Research Journals (GBRJ) from February 20-22, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
You are cordially invited to submit your research manuscripts/case studies in all areas of business. In addition to paper presentations and discussions, the conference will include special invited lectures on contemporary topics in business.
The United Nations (UN) has chalked out eight international development goals following the Millennium Summit in the year 2000, which is popularly known as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals outlined below have to be achieved by the year 2015. The eight MDGs have been reproduced below.
1. To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger;
2. To achieve universal primary education;
3. To promote gender equality and empower women;
4. To reduce child mortality;
5. To improve maternal health;
6. To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases;
7. To ensure environmental sustainability;
8. To develop a global partnership for development. (Source: United Nations publications).
These MDGs were indeed aimed at removing poverty from the globe. Also, it aimed at respecting human dignity and equality.
However, a review meeting held in 2010 found that while many countries could make significant progress in achieving the goals, there were complaints of uneven progress in the case of many countries.
Looking at the other side of the coin, undoubtedly, tangible progress has been made in many aspects. According to a UN Report published in 2014, ninety percent of the children in developing countries have enrolled for primary education. The wide disparity between boys and girls in enrolment for primary education has narrowed. Higher percentage of population has access to improved water resources. Fight against Malaria and Tuberculosis has yielded encouraging results.
However, the mother earth is still suffering from many prolonged issues and problems. A little closer to 20% of the global population lives on less than $1.25 per day. A considerable amount of population (173 million) suffered from hunger in 2011-2013. In 2013, each day, 32000 people abandoned their homes due to conflict. (Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014, UN).
Many species face extinction; marine and eco-system need to be protected. Areas such as child nutrition, mortality, maternal mortality and enrolment in schooling should be addressed on a war-footing.
The other major economic issues to be addressed include the following: Financial system instability, Eurozone fragility, persistent structural unemployment, economy driven social unrest, fiscal imbalances in many economies, internet governance, emerging economic powers from the developing economies etc.,
Against this backdrop, the upcoming international conference, focused on Asian countries, aims at achieving the following objectives:
a) Identify and examine the major economic issues and problems that hamper the growth of Asian economies and suggesting suitable ways to tackle them effectively;
b) Provide a platform for academicians/scholars, practitioners and researchers from across the globe to suggest appropriate steps to ensure sustained economic growth in Asia by giving fresh fillip to the major drivers of growth;
c) Enhance opportunities for poor people so that they would contribute to the economic activities which would also help poverty reduction and narrow the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’;
d) Promote world-class research, including joint-research, in order to ensure sustained economic development to reduce human suffering;
e) Suggest appropriate methods to give fresh momentum for continued growth, prosperity and higher standard of living to the global citizen in a much more sustainable manner.