Event preview: This week in development cooperation

Migrant workers and refugees pour into Egypt to escape the fighting in Libya in March 2011. The International Migrants Day is celebrated on Dec. 18. Photo by: F. Noy / UNHCR

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 Dec. 16:

International expert meeting — Territorial approach to food and nutrition security policiesDec. 16-17        Rome, Italy

High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Sustainable UrbanizationDec. 16-18Yangzhou, China

People’s Voices Series: Anti-Corruption, Poverty, and Post-2015Dec. 17, 2013New York City, United States

8th European Forum on the Rights of the ChildDec. 17-18        Brussels

Seeds of Change: Leveraging Community Video for Agriculture and Nutrition Behavior Change in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Dec. 17Online

Men, Accountability, & Gender-Based Violence: IRC Resource LaunchDec. 17        Washington, D.C.         

Half Empty or Half Full?  The State of Development Evaluation, 2013Dec. 17        Washington, D.C.        

Special #AgEvents Twitter Chat: Low-Cost Video for Ag DevelopmentDec. 17        Online       

Trans-Pacific Partnership, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and the Outlook for Regional Economic IntegrationDec. 17    Tokyo, Japan

World Bank EU11 Regular Economic Report’: “Promoting Shared Prosperity during a Weak Recovery in Central and Eastern Europe”Dec. 18Warsaw, Poland

Information Day 2013: Smart, Green and Integrated TransportDec. 18     Brussels, Belgium

Global launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014Dec. 18

Seminar by Kenichi Kawasaki: Relative Significance of Economic Partnership Agreements in the Asia and Pacific RegionDec. 20Tokyo, Japan

International celebrations:

  • International Migrants DayDec. 18

  • International Human Solidarity DayDec. 20   

Independence day:

  • Independence Day KazakhstanDec. 16

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