Event preview: this week in development cooperation

A Hmong tribeswoman at a farming village in Sin Chai, Vietnam. One of the biggest events this week is the two-day 5th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific to be held on July 23-24 at Yokohama, Japan. Photo by: Kibae Park/UN Photo / CC BY-NC-ND

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 22:

74th meeting of Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board Bonn, Germany July 22-26Living Soil Forum Stockholm, SwedenJuly 22-265th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific Yokohama, Japan July 23-24Youth conference for disaster risk reduction 2013 London, United Kingdom July 23-26After G8: tax, trade, transparency and Lough Erne communique Virtual July 24IADB sustainability roundtable on future of water resources in Latin America and Caribbean Washington, D.C., United States July 24Asia-Pacific regional high-level consultation on gender, food security and nutrition Bangkok, Thailand July 24-26International flood forum on identification of effective flood risk management from lessons learned Bangkok, ThailandJuly 25LAC Flavors 2013 Granada, Nicaragua July 25-26Launch: Free and equal campaign for LGBT rights Cape Town, South Africa July 263rd session of U.N. Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management Cambridgeshire, United KingdomJuly 27International celebrations


  • Togo (Parliamentary), July 25

  • Kuwait (Parliamentary), July 27

  • Mali (Presidential first round – tentative), July 28

  • Cambodia (Parliamentary), July 28

  • Northern Cyprus (Parliamentary), July 28

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