Event preview: This week in development cooperation

South Sudanese refugees who fled the violence in their country stay at the Dzaipie Reception Centre in Uganda. The South Sudan Humanitarian Conference will be held in Oslo, Norway from May 19-20. 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 May 19:

8th session of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP)
May 19-20
Paris, France

International Conference on Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
May 19-20
Bonn, Germany

South Sudan Humanitarian Conference
May 19-20
Oslo, Norway

Feed the Future Global Forum
May 19-21
Washington D.C.,  United States

Internet Governance Forum Open Consultation and Multistakeholder Advisory Group meeting
May 19-21
Paris, France

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development
May 19-21
Pattaya, Thailand

The African Development Bank Annual Meetings
May 19-23
Kigali, Rwanda

67th World Health Assembly
May 19-24
Geneva, Switzerland

SID-Washington Annual Conference: “Delivering Results in a Changing World”
May 20
Washington, D.C., United States

GAVI Alliance replenishment launch meeting
May 20
Brussels, Belgium

Delivering the Post-2015 Applied Science and Skills Agenda for Africa: The Role of Business
May 20
New York, United States

2014 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting
May 21
Washington D.C., United States

Webinar on Medias Role in Strengthening Accountability
May 21
Online

23rd meeting of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Program
May 21
Paris, France

The Second Asia Think Tank Summit: Promoting Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration
May  21-22
Tokyo, Japan

Contributions of South-South, Triangular Cooperation and ICT for Development to the Post-2015 Development Agenda
May 21-22
New York, United States

Fourth Global Infrastructure Basel Summit 2014
May 21-22
Basel, Switzerland

World Economic Forum on East Asia
May 21-23
Manila, Philippines

Poverty Environment Partnership 19th Meeting, “From Cities to Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences with Green Economy and Climate Change Mainstreaming”
May 19-23
Durban, South Africa

Hidroenergia 2014: International Congress and Trade Fair on Small Hydropower
May 21-23
Istanbul, Turkey                                    

CBD Workshops for East, South and Southeast Asia on South-South Cooperation and for Cities and Biodiversity
May 21-24
Qingdao, China

Lone Mothers, Social Security and Dignity in South Africa
May 22
Brighton, United Kingdom

The effects of religious fundamentalism in developing countries
May 22
Brighton, United Kingdom

Second Asia Think Tank Summit — Policy Dialogue
May 22
Tokyo, Japan

Global Food Security Symposium 2014
May 22
Washington D.C., United States

Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of Weather Volatility and Climate Change
May 22
Washington D.C., United States

UNECE Water Convention Workshop on benefits of Transboundary Water Cooperation
May 22-23
Geneva, Switzerland

Learning Exchange on Effects of Foreign Investment on Employment
May 23
Ankara, Turkey

Seminar by Gregory Claeys: Monetary Options of the ECB to Address Low Inflation
May 23
Tokyo, Japan

Significance of Land in African Economies, Politics and Culture
May 23
Dublin, Ireland

Closing the loop: What makes humanitarian feedback mechanisms effective?
May 23
Online

UNGA High-level Event on Achieving Poverty Eradication through Full Employment and Decent Work for All in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
May 23
New York, United States                                                                                  

World Mountain Forum 2014
May 23-24
Cusco, Peru

2015 Antalya, Turkey International Conference
May 24-27
Antalya, Turkey

24th session of the UNESCO ICO Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
May 24-27
Beijing, China

International celebration

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 21

International Day for Biological Diversity
May 22

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