The Angel of Independence, a famous landmark in Mexico City, where the first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation will take place. Photo by: Evan Long / CC BY-NC-ND

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 April 13:

Ministry of Health & HIMSS Middle East 2014 Conference and Exhibition
April 13-14
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Informal Meeting for Summit on Post-2015 Development Agenda
April 14
New York, United States

Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD

April 14-15
New York, United States

Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA)
April 14-16
Paris, France

European Parliament plenary: Clinical trials partnership with developing countries, Kyoto Protocol, Tunisia, Animal welfare
April 14-17
Strasbourg, France

Land matters! Ignoring land and soil issues at our peril
April 14
Bern, Switzerland

Convention on Biological Diverstiy High-level Panel on the Global Assessment of Resources and Latin America Workshop on Resource Mobilization
April 14-17
Brasilia, Brazil

The post-2015 agenda: The role of social protection
April 15
Bonn, Germany

8th Käte Hamburger lecture on the rise of informal summitry: Implications for global governance
April 15
Bonn, Germany

Is better global governance of the food system the answer?
April 15
Dublin, Ireland

First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
April 15-16
Mexico City, Mexico

World Green Economy Summit 2014
April 15-16
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Managing Water to Promote Sustainable Development: USAID's first Global Water and Development Strategy (2013-2018)
April 16
Washington D.C., United States

Remittances to Africa: Cutting the cost, harnessing the potential
April 16
London, United Kingdom

Fourth Meeting of the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Environment Facility
April 16-17
Geneva, Switzerland

Putting Research Knowledge at the Heart of Development: Improving Access and Strengthening the Research Communications Cycle in Developing Countries Through Public/Private Partnerships
April 17
Washington D.C., United States

Graduating Out of Ultra-Poverty: Evaluations of a Holistic Social Safety Net Program
April 17
Washington D.C., United States

Asia and Japan: Trading into the Future
April 18
Tokyo, Japan

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