Event preview: This week in development cooperation

World Earth Day is on April 22. Photo by: Miguel Ugalde

The future of international development cooperation is not just hashed out in dusty field offices and ramshackle schools and hospitals, but also at a variety of events, celebrations and other gatherings.

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting April 22:

High-level meeting of ECOSOC with Bretton Woods Institutions, WTO and UNCTADNew York, United StatesApril 22Leaders from the Economic and Social Council, together with the Bretton Woods institutions, World Trade Organization and the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development, will meet to discuss “coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for development and the post-2015 development agenda.”

ESCAP Regional Implementation MeetingBangkok, ThailandApril 22-24The U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific will spearhead the Asia and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting on Rio+20 Outcomes. The event will see regional perspectives on global processes from the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, with input from civil society, governments and the private sector.

World Economic Forum on Latin AmericaLima, PeruApril 23-25

Latin America is set to experience an economic boom. To mark this positive development, its leaders will converge this week to explore upcoming opportunities and challenges under the theme, “Delivering Growth, Strengthening Societies.”

OECD Africa Partnership ForumLondon, UKApril 24

Transparency will be in the spotlight at this meeting among representatives from Africa’s institutions, and its major bilateral and multilateral development partners. The focus: How transparency will direct natural resources towards effective development and foster policy-making and citizen engagement.

Other events

International celebrations


  • Bhutan, April 23

  • Iceland, April 27

Know of an upcoming event that might be of interest to the international development community? Leave a comment below or email us at news@devex.com.

Read more development aid news online, and subscribe to The Development Newswire to receive top international development headlines from the world’s leading donors, news sources and opinion leaders — emailed to you FREE every business day.

About the author

  • Johannamorden profile

    Johanna Morden

    Johanna Morden is a community development worker by training and a global development journalist by profession. As a Devex staff writer based in Manila, she covers the Asian Development Bank as well as Asia-Pacific's aid community at large. Johanna has written for a variety of international publications, covering social issues, disasters, government, ICT, business and the law.