Event preview: This week in development cooperation

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay participates in a social media conversation to mark last year's International Human Rights Day. This year is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the mandate of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo by: Rick Bajornas / 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 December 8:

The Drive for Universal Health Coverage: Health Care Delivery Science and the Right to High-Value Health CareDec. 8-13

Gender-Based Violence and Innovative Technologies: Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations   Dec. 9Washington, D.C., United States

Telling the Story — Communicating European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020December 9-10Rue Mont des Arts, Brussels, Belgium

International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management 2013 Winter ConferenceDec. 9-11Washington, D.C., United States

6th meeting of the Open Working Groups on the Sustainable Development GoalsDec. 9-13New York, United States

European Forest Week 2013Dec. 9-13Rovaniemi, Finland

2nd meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem ServicesDec. 9-14Antalya, Turkey

WB-JICA Joint Seminar on Public Financial ManagementDec. 9Tokyo, Japan

Food Futures Towards Sustainable Production and ConsumptionDec. 9-10London, United Kingdom

Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development AgendaDec. 10Washington, United States

The possible shape of a land transparency initiativeDec. 10 London, United Kingdom

Action Against Hunger Consultation on Acute MalnutritionDec. 10  Washington, D.C., United States

Cut fossil fuel subsidies to cut climate change and poverty?Dec. 10Online

Training on Wastewater Management Expert SystemsDec. 10-11Manila, Philippines

3rd meeting of the 6th replenishment of the Global Environmental FacilityDec. 10-12Paris, France

Workshop on Capacity Building for Sustainable Waste Management in Asia-PacificDec. 10-12Osaka, Japan

ECHO International Agriculture ConferenceDec. 10-12Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Income Inequality, Labour Market Institutions and Workers’ PowerDec. 10-13 Geneva, Switzerland

Integrating Gender and Social and Behavioral Change into Ag-Nutrition ProgramsDec. 10Online

NORAD Conference 2013Dec. 11Norway

Seminar by Heather Montgomery: The Effect of Bank Mergers on Client Firm Value and Bank-Firm RelationshipsDec. 11Tokyo, Japan

Dirty money: breaking the link between organized crime and politicsDec. 11London / Online

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs CouncilDec. 12Brussels, Belgium

International celebrations

International Anti-Corruption DayDec. 9

International Human Rights DayDec. 10

Independence day celebrations

TanzaniaDec. 9

South AfricaDec. 11

KenyaDec. 12

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