Event preview: this week in development cooperation

    Girls at the Alfaki Abdallah Albigawi Basic Level School in El Fasher, Sudan participate in a program during Nelson Mandela Day in 2011. July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day. Photo by: Albert Gonzalez Farran / United Nations

    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 July 15:Informal interactive hearing: International migration and developmentNew York, United StatesJuly 15Congress on planning for resilient cities and regionsDublin, IrelandJuly 15-192013 international hazard mitigation practitioners’ symposiumColorado, United StatesJuly 16-17UNFCCC: 1st meeting of experts on long-term financeManila, PhilippinesJuly 16-17Conference on actions for climate-induced migrationHamburg, GermanyJuly 16-186th session of Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesNew York, United StatesJuly 16-19Advanced course on conflict, crisis and transitionsYork, United KingdomJuly 16-233rd International Small Island Developing States Conference - AIMS region preparatory meetingVictoria, SeychellesJuly 17-19Google Hangout on youth and post-2015 development agendaVirtualJuly 18Live Chat: Social Protection - A key instrument for inclusive growth in Asia-PacificVirtualJuly 185th international conference on climate change: Impacts and responsesPort-Louis, MauritiusJuly 18-19Meeting on measuring regional integration in East and Northeast AsiaIncheon, Republic of KoreaJuly 18-19Results International ConferenceWashington, D.C., United StatesJuly 20-23International celebrations

    Elections

    • Saint Helena (Parliamentary), July 17

    • Japan (Parliamentary), July 21

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    • Johanna Morden

      Johanna Morden is a community development worker by training and a global development journalist by profession. As a former Devex staff writer based in Manila, she covered 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.