Event preview: This week in development cooperation

A busy, crowded street in India. The United Nations Population Fund will launch the 2013 State of the World Population report on Oct. 30. Photo by: Óscar Benito Liñares / CC BY-NC-SA

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 27:

Canadian Conference on Global Health Oct. 27-29 Ontario, Canada

5th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning ConferenceOct. 28-29Montpellier, France

The World Islamic Economic ForumOct. 28–31 London, United Kingdom

Are EU-Africa Relations Still Fit for Purpose? Oct. 28 Brussels, Belgium

Structural transformation, growth and development in low income countries Oct. 28 London, United Kingdom

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Oct. 28-30 Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Global South-South Cooperation Development Expo Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 Nairobi, Kenya

National Conference on the Preliminary Findings of the Assessment of Media Development in South Sudan Oct. 29Juba, South Sudan

Scaling Up in Development: Lessons from Pratham Oct. 29 Washington, DC, United States

Oslo REDD Exchange 2013Oct. 29-30Oslo, Norway

Ninth Meeting of the Latin-American Financial Network (LFN) Oct. 30 México D. F , Mexico

UNFPA: Launch of State of the World Population report 2013 Oct. 30

Africa regional consultative meeting on sustainable development goals Oct. 31 to Nov. 5 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Rio+20 to Post-2015: A New Architecture for a New World Nov. 1-2 Connecticut, United States

World Economic Forum Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Ukraine Nov. 5-6 Kyiv, Ukraine

International celebrations:

  • World Day for Audiovisual HeritageOctober 27

 Hearing:Hearing: Next Steps on Egypt Policy Oct. 29

Subcommittee Hearing: After the Withdrawal: The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Part II) Oct. 29

Subcommittee Hearing: Establishing a Syrian War Crimes Tribunal? Oct. 30

Full Committee Hearing on Syria Oct. 31

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