Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises prop most economies worldwide and play an important role in developing countries. June 27 recognizes MSMEs and their contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Check out our preview for more events happening this week.
There are currently 65.6 million people displaced worldwide, according to the United Nations refugee agency. On World Refugee Day, UNHCR has launched a petition to urge world leaders and the global development community to improve the lives of refugees.
Business and development take center stage at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., and G20 Africa Partnership Conference kicks off in Berlin. Also in D.C., a series of congressional hearings could offer insights into the future of U.S. aid spending. Check out our preview for more.
An eventful week awaits the development community with the first United Nations Ocean Conference in New York — coinciding with World Oceans Day on June 8 — and the European Development Days in Brussels taking place in the next few days. Check out our preview for more.
Water is this week's theme with the World Water Congress opening in Cancun and the U.N. Ocean Conference happening in New York. Also upcoming are the SID-Washington Annual Conference, the OECD Forum and the European Development Days. Check out our preview for more.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been named the new director-general of the World Health Organization at the WHO's 70th general assembly in Geneva, where Devex reporters Jenny Lei Ravelo and Adva Saldinger are on the ground. Check our preview for more events taking place in the coming days.
What's next for the U.S. aid budget under the Trump administration? Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar and Washington insider and Kyle House Group Founding Partner Porter Delaney will discuss what you need to know and how you can prepare in a webinar on May 23.
The World Health Organization is preparing for new leadership. Unni Karunakara, a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières urges the incoming WHO director-general to refocus the organization's activities on its norm-setting mandate. He explains why in this Q&A with Devex.
What's next for the Paris Agreement? The spotlight is on Bonn as the United Nations climate change conference takes place this week. Meanwhile, the World Bank hosts a conference on poverty eradication in Copenhagen and the World Economic Forum on ASEAN kicks off in Phnom Penh. Check out our preview for more.
The Asian Development Bank holds its 50th annual meeting in Yokohama while the World Economic Forum on Africa takes place in Durban. Devex will be on the ground to cover these events so stay tuned for stories in the coming days. Check out our preview to see what else is happening around the world.