Event preview: This week in development cooperation

    White doves were released on the grounds of the historic Hazrat-i-Ali mosque in Afghanistan as part of the observance of the International Day of Peace, which is on Sept. 21. Photo by: Helena Mulkerns / United Nations / 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.

    A new deal for SomaliaSept. 16Brussels, Belgium

    11th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification  Sept. 16 - 27 Windhoek, Namibia

    People’s Voices Series: Peace-building, Poverty, and Post-2015Sept. 17New York, United States

    Fourth Mountain Partnership Global MeetingSept. 19Erzurum, Turkey

    Harnessing Natural Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth and Economic DevelopmentSept. 17 - 19Dili, Timor-Leste

    Public services for all: The politics of deliverySept. 18 ODI

    The Global Partnership for Effective Development CooperationSept. 19

    Convergences World Forum Sept. 19 - 20 Paris, France

    Forum Solthis HIV and AIDS: New Challenges in AfricaSept. 19 - 20

    United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013Sept. 19 - 20New York, United States

    International Financing of Disaster Risk ReductionSept. 20 London, United Kingdom

    A networked response? Effective humanitarian networks September 20 London, United Kingdom

    Global Climate Change Alliance Global Policy EventSept. 18 - 20Brussels, Belgium

    Other events

    International Day for the Protection of the Ozone LayerSept. 16

    World Water Monitoring Day Sept. 18

    International Day of Peace Sept. 21

    Malta Independence Day Sept. 21

    Mali Independence Day  Sept. 22


    2013 Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development Report LaunchSept. 18Brussels, Belgium

    One hundred days on from the High Level Panel reportSept. 16 London, United Kingdom

    Launch of Regional MDGs Report 2012/2013 Sept. 20 Bangkok, Thailand Global launch of the the MDG 2012/13 report, “The Post 2015 Development Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: Regional Perspectives” Sept. 17 New York, United States


    Examining the Syrian Refugee Crisis Sept. 19 Washington, D.C, United States

    An Unclear Roadmap: Burma’s Fragile Political Reforms and Growing Ethnic Strife Sept. 19 Washington, D.C, United States

    Benghazi: Where is the State Department Accountability Sept. 18 Washington, DC    United States

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