From left to right: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President of the Sixty-Eight Session of the General Assembly John Ashe, and Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management Tegegnework Gettu during the opening session on Sept. 17, 2013. Photo by: Paulo Filgueiras / U.N.

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 September 23:

Social Good Summit 2013September 22 - 24New York, United States

Special Event on Sustainable CitiesSeptember 23New York, United States

High-level Meeting on Disability and DevelopmentSeptember 23New York, United States

Myanmar Business and Development WeekSeptember 23-27Yangon, Myanmar

MDG Success: Accelerating Action and Partnering for ImpactSeptember 23    New York, United States

12th Session of WG I and IPCC 36September 23 - 26, 2013Stockholm, Sweden

68th General Assembly of the United NationsSeptember 24 - October 4New York, United States

MDG Innovation ForumSeptember 24New York, United States

Tackling the Unfinished Business: Accelerating MDG ProgressSeptember 24, 2013New York City, US

Inaugural Meeting of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable DevelopmentSeptember 24New York, United States

Special Event towards achieving the Millennium Development GoalsSeptember 25New York, United States

More Health for the Money: Progress and Potential at the Global FundSeptember 25New York, United States

3ie-LIDC Seminar Series: The impact of a food assistance program on nutritional status, disease progression, and food security among people living with HIV in UgandaSeptember 26London, United Kingdom   

IPCC Climate Change Report Launch, Press ConferenceSeptember 27Stockholm, Sweden

International celebrations

  • World Contraception DaySeptember 26

  • World Tourism DaySeptember 27


  • SID Washington - Malnutrition, Development and Gender: Lessons for the “South Asian Enigma”September 25Washington, D.C., United States

  • ADB Policy Dialog: Connecting South Asia and Southeast AsiaSeptember 26Manila, Philippines

  • First International Conference on Global Food SecuritySeptember 29 - October 2Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands


  • U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations NominationsSeptember 24, 2013September 25, 2013September 26, 2013September 26, 2013Washington D.C., United States

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