Event preview: This week in development cooperation

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during last year's U.N. Day. The international body will celebrate its day on Oct. 24. Photo by: Eskinder Debebe / 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 October 20:

World Economic Forum Moscow MeetingOctober 20Moscow, Russia

First International Model UN Security Council Conference on Cyber SecurityOctober 21 – 24Baku, Azerbaijan

World Health Summit: Health for Sustainable Development in AsiaOctober 21 – 24Singapore

Yasuyuki Sawada on Micro Impacts of Infrastructure in Facilitating Social CapitalOctober 21Tokyo, Japan

The Second OECD-ADB Workshop on Enhancing Financial Accessibility for Small and Medium EnterpriseOctober 21Paris, France

Report Launch: The Role of GMOs for Food Security in Kenya, Tanzania, and UgandaOctober 21Washington, DC, USA

Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Forum Plenary MeetingOctober 21 - 22 St.Petersburg, Russia

Rare Earth Elements: Implications on US-Asia Environmental and Security IssuesOctober 21Washington, DC, USA

Russian G20 Presidency International Conference “Comprehensive approach to social protection and food security for sustainable development”October 21 - 22 St.Petersburg, Russia

In Pursuit of a More Resilient and Inclusive Insurance SectorOctober 22 Manila, Philippines

World Disasters Report 2013: technology and humanitarian action October 22 London, United Kingdom

PONI Live Debate: Global ZeroOctober 22 Washington, DC, USA

Internet Governance Forum October 22 - 25Bali, Indonesia

MADS (Massachusetts Avenue Development Series) “Misunderestimating Corruption” October 23Washington, DC, USA

Cybersecurity: 21st Century Threats, Challenges, and OpportunitiesOctober 23Washington, DC, USA

Measuring Results: International and South Asian Experiences in Impact EvaluationsOctober 23New Delhi, India

Monthly briefing: Public Health in Latin AmericaOctober 23Washington, DC, USA

Sharing lessons on national low carbon actionOctober 23London, United Kingdom

A New Development Agenda: Trade, Investment, and ProcurementOctober 23Washington, DC, USA

Development Impact Bonds: A New Frontier to Finance the Renewed Development AgendaOctober 24Paris, France

Breaking the Chain: Ending the Supply of Child-Mined MineralsOctober 24Washington DC, United States

Global Briefing 2013October 24 - 25 Brussels, Belgium

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing: Next Steps on Egypt PolicyOctober 24Washington DC, United States

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