Events preview: Jan-June 2020 in development cooperation

We round up the major events and gatherings for the global development community in 2020. Photo by: Viktor Hanacek / picjumbo

FEATURED EVENTS

Gender Data Series: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls
May 12-July 15
Online

Devex and Facebook are launching a series of 10 virtual workshops to create a better understanding of the gender-related issues highlighted by the current pandemic and to share important lessons learned about how data can help inform better responses to the current and future pandemics.

EVENTS FOR JUNE 2020

June

Africa Beyond COVID-19
June 30
Online

Youth Power in Combatting Mis- and Dis-Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
June 30
Online; Abuja, Nigeria

Learning and Adapting during COVID-19 Series | Webinar 3: Can a Planetary Health Lens Inform Pandemic Response?
June 30
Online

Covid-19 and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Crisis or Opportunity?
June 30
Online

Accelerating Access to Routine Immunization in the Time of COVID-19: What Follows Gavi’s Replenishment?
June 30
Online

UNFPA State of the World Population 2020
June 30
Online

Diversity in International Security: Expanding Perspectives in Nuclear Policy and Health Security
June 30
Online

COVID-19 and Crisis Response Domestic Violence Advocacy - Lessons Learned from DC Safe
June 30
Online

COVID-19 and Education: The Disruptive Effect of the Pandemic on Higher Education
June 30
Online

Seminar on Education in Emergency Situations: Preparation and Recovery of School Life in the New Normal for Pandemic COVID-19
June 30-Aug. 11
Online; Mexico

PAST EVENTS

January

International Forum on Migration Statistics
Jan. 19-21
Cairo, Egypt

Increasing UK investment in Africa
Jan. 21
London, England; Online

WBG Equitable Growth, Finance & Institutions Development Partners Forum
Jan. 21-23
Washington, D.C., United States

Webinar: Cost-Effectiveness of Anaemia Prevention Interventions
Jan. 23
Online

The 2020 Great Development Dialogue
Jan. 24
London, England

Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change
Jan. 24-26
Banyuwangi, Indonesia

54th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum
Jan. 27-29
Mombasa, Kenya

2020 Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference
Jan. 29
Boulogne-Billancourt, France

February

Success or Regress? The State of HIV in 2020
Feb. 3
Washington, D.C., United States
Watch the webcast here.

146th Session of the WHO Executive Board
Feb. 3-8
Geneva, Switzerland

Workshop on Trade, Global Value Chains, and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Feb. 6-7
Tokyo, Japan

10th ADBI-OECD-ILO Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia: Future of Labor Migration in Asia Challenges & Opportunities in the Next Decade
Feb. 6-7
Bangkok, Thailand

10th World Urban Forum
Feb. 8-13
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

13th Session of Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Feb. 11-14
Paris, France

Strengthening Incubators and Accelerators Across Southeast Asia
Feb. 12
Bali, Indonesia

Third Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention
Feb. 12-14
Brazzaville, Congo

Battling Coronavirus: Is the World Ready?
Feb. 13
Washington, D.C., United States; Online

8th OECD-AMRO-ADB/ADBI-ERIA Asian Regional Roundtable on Macroeconomic and Structural Policies
Feb. 13-14
Tokyo, Japan

Workshop on Negotiating, Drafting and Adopting UN Resolutions
Feb. 17-18
Geneva, Switzerland

26th International Advisory Committee for Biosphere Reserves
Feb. 17-20
Paris, France

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Feb. 17-22
Gandhinagar, India

Our Food System: A Disruptor to Climate Disruption
Feb. 18
Washington, D.C., United States

CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery
Feb. 18-19
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Online Course on Principles for Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessment
Feb. 18-March 30
Online

Doing More With Less: Tools To Help Governments Optimize Nutrition Funding's Impact
Feb. 19
Online

3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety
Feb. 19-20
Stockholm, Sweden

Digital Future Society Working Session
Feb. 23
Barcelona, Spain

World Biodiversity Forum
Feb. 23-28
Davos, Switzerland

Western Balkans Investment Summit 2020
Feb. 24
London, England

First Global Technical Partnership Meeting on Antimicrobial Stewardship
Feb. 24-26
Bangkok, Thailand

52nd Session of the IPCC
Feb. 24-28
Paris, France

The UCLG Annual Retreat 2020
Feb. 24-28
Tangier, Morocco

Second Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Feb. 24-29
Rome, Italy

The Distributional Effects of International Trade: Facts and Misconceptions
Feb. 25
Washington, D.C., United States; Online

ConVERGE: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality
Feb. 25-26
Ottawa, Canada

Regional Conference and Policy Dialogue on Blue Economy, Ocean Tourism, and Sustainable Blue Financing
Feb. 25-27
Nadi, Fiji

Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Design Guide: Practical Guidance for Implementing Partners
Feb. 26
Online

Counted and Visible: Global Conference on the Measurement of Gender and Intersecting Inequalities
Feb. 26-27
New York, United States

World Smart Energy Week
Feb. 26-28
Tokyo, Japan

Africa Day 2020: Cities for People
Feb. 27
Dakar, Senegal

March

20th Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia
March 2-3
Tokyo, Japan

Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property in the Caribbean
March 2-5
Kingston, Jamaica

Mobile Learning Week 2020
March 2-6
Paris, France

Infrastructure and the SDG Agenda in Fragile States: A Conversation With UNOPS Grete Faremo
March 3
Washington, D.C., United States

Culture, Heritage and Youth Nexus
March 3
Brussels, Belgium

Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB)
March 3-5
Geneva, Switzerland

51st Session of the UN Statistical Commission
March 3-6
New York, United States

Covenant of Mayors Ceremony and/or European Climate Pact Citizens' Dialogue
March 4
Brussels, Belgium

International Scientific Committee (ISC) Meeting for Conservation and Management of Lumbini World Heritage Site
March 4-5
Lumbini, Nepal

Workshop on Fostering Sustainable SME Development and Firm Performance in Asia Amid De-Globalization
March 5
Tokyo, Japan

3rd Latin American Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation
March 5-6
Puebla, Mexico

2020 Global Forum on Environment: March on Gender
March 5-6
Paris, France

South Asia Women in the Workforce Week
March 8-13
South Asia

The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty: Description, Measurement, and Action
March 9
Washington, D.C., United States; Online
Event is postponed indefinitely.

64th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
March 9
New York, United States

Africa CEO Forum
March 9-10
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Event is postponed indefinitely.

Istanbul Competition Forum Workshop
March 9-10
Istanbul, Turkey

UNITAR Sustainable Development Leadership Programme
March 9-Sept. 30
Kabul, Afghanistan; Online

Policy Research Talk: Democratizing Democracy
March 10
Washington, D.C., United States; Online

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on 25 Years of Gender Data and Gender Equality From Beijing to Today
March 10
New York, United States

Workshop on Meeting Environmental Objectives Through Energy Sector Reforms in Asia and the Pacific
March 10-11
Astana, Kazakhstan
Event is postponed indefinitely.

Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity
March 10-12
Rome, Italy
Event has been postponed to June 1-3.

Global Forest Observations Initiative Plenary 2020
March 10-13
Rome, Italy
Postponed to Oct. 5-9.

AELERT-INECE Conference 2020
March 10-13
Adelaide, Australia

AfDB Business Opportunity Seminar
March 11-12
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

3rd International Growth and Development Conference-2020
March 11-13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Postponed to September 2-4

HERItage Conference
March 11-13
Opatija, Croatia

International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition
March 13-15
Amsterdam, Netherlands

SXSW Conference
March 13-21
Austin, Texas, United States

2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (APSTCDRR 2020)
March 16-17
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

European Parliament Committee Meetings
March 16-19
Brussels, Belgium

Land and Poverty Conference 2020: Institutions for Equity and Resilience
March 16-20
Washington, D.C., United States
Event is canceled.

203rd Session of the Headquarters Committee
March 17
Paris, France

Economic and Financial Affairs Council
March 17
Brussels, Belgium

UNESCO Netexplo Forum 2020
March 17-19
Online

Conference on Transport Infrastructure Development, Spillover Effects, and Quality of Life
March 17-19
Kasugai, Japan
Event is postponed indefinitely.

6th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum
March 17-19
Lusaka, Zambia
Event is postponed indefinitely. Registration is ongoing.

Tallinn SCF Summit 2020
March 18
Tallinn, Estonia

Gender Symposium 2020
March 18
Washington, D.C., United States
Event has been canceled.

International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network High-level Meeting and Annual Conference
March 18-20
Bogota, Colombia

Gender Equality in Climate Smart Agriculture: Indicators and Measuring Impact
March 19
Online

Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region
March 19
Geneva, Switzerland

Second Global Summit on Food Fortification
March 22-23
Bangkok, Thailand
Event is postponed indefinitely.

Launch of the World Water Development Report 2020
March 23
Geneva, Switzerland
Launch event has been postponed. Report will be available online on March 22.

ILO COOP Centenary Launch Webinar
March 23
Geneva, Switzerland; Online

Bond Annual Conference & Awards
March 23-24
London, England
Event has been canceled.

Renewables in Mozambique 2020 Conference
March 23-25
Maputo, Mozambique

The 6th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2020)
March 23-26
Tokyo, Japan
In-person event has been canceled. Event will be held online.

Ceres 2020 in New York
March 23-26
New York, United States
In-person event has been canceled. A digital replacement is in development.

Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference 2020: Building New Evidence and Alliances for Improving Nutrition
March 23-27
Bangkok, Thailand
Event has been moved to Nov. 8-13.

7th Climate Change Online Conference CLIMATE2020
March 23-30
Online

Disability Inclusion in COVID-19 Responses in the World of Work
March 24
Online

CIF Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings
March 24-25
Online

Keeping the World Safe, Protecting Economies, Connecting Nations
March 24-26
Marrakesh, Morocco
Event is postponed indefinitely.

The 3rd Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Forum
March 24-26
Kigali, Rwanda

Geneva Health Forum
March 24–26
Geneva, Switzerland
Event has been postponed to Nov. 16-18.

World Economic Forum's Industry Strategy Meeting
March 25-26
Online

IoT Forum Africa
March 25-26
Johannesburg, South Africa

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)
March 25-27
Bangkok, Thailand

Global Food Security Symposium
March 26
Washington, D.C., United States
Event is postponed indefinitely.

Imperial's Business Conference 2020 — Beyond Sustainability: Radically Rethinking the Purpose of Business
March 26
Online
In-person event has been canceled. Event will be held online.

Clean Energy Technical Solutions for Power Sector Resilience
March 26
Online

IFC International Food Safety Forum
March 30
Nairobi, Kenya
Event is postponed until further notice.

NAP Expo
March 30-April 3
Gaborone, Botswana

Virtual China Business Roundtable Spring
March 30-April 3
Online

Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development - 2020
March 31
Online

Why Increasing the Role of Renewable Energy Mini Grids Is Essential to Transforming Agricultural Productivity and Food Security in Africa
March 31
Online

World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020
March 31-April 2
Brisbane, Australia
Event is canceled. Virtual alternatives are under consideration.

Skoll World Forum
March 31-April 3
Oxford, England
Event has been canceled.

April

Developing Country Partners Regional Meeting
April 1-2
Grenada

SDG Global Festival of Action
April 1-3
Bonn, Germany
Event has been postponed indefinitely.

Women in the World Summit 2020
April 2-3
New York, United States
Event has been canceled.

ECOSOC Partnership Forum
April 3
New York, United States
Event has been canceled.

World Literacy Summit 2020
April 5-8
Oxford, England
In-person event has been canceled. Event will be conducted online.

CGD Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Minister Ken Ofori-Atta
April 6
Online

Earth Day 2020 Virtual Dialogue
April 6
Online

USAID 2020 Global Education Conference
April 6-10
Washington, D.C., United States
Event is postponed indefinitely.

2020 Global Food Policy Report: Building Inclusive Food Systems
April 7
Washington, D.C., United States
Event is postponed indefinitely.

COVID-19 Pop-Up Conference on Priority Setting
April 7
Online

2020 Sustainability Leaders Congress
April 7-8
Berlin, Germany
Event will be conducted virtually.

14th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
April 7-9
Paris, France
Event has been canceled.

Approaching COVID-19 Risk and Response Through a Gender Lens
April 9
Online

2nd Forum on Trade Digitalization for Sustainable Regional Integration
April 9-10
Bangkok, Thailand
Event has been postponed to Sept. 29-30.

Spring Session of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
April 11-12
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Global Parliamentary Conference 2020
April 13-14
Washington, D.C., United States
Event is postponed until October.

Civil Society Policy Forum
April 14-17
Washington, D.C., United States

Grants and Performance Committee Meeting
April 15-17
Online

Sixth Annual CSIS Global Development Forum
April 16
Washington, D.C., United States
Event has been postponed indefinitely.

World Bank Spring Meetings
April 17-19
Washington, D.C., United States
Event will be conducted virtually.

Inclusion in the Time of COVID-19: International Webinar Addressing Racism, Discrimination and Exclusion
April 20
Online

ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development Follow-Up
April 20-23
New York, United States
Event is postponed indefinitely.

Market Systems Symposium
April 20-23
Cape Town, South Africa
In-person event has been canceled. An online event will be held from June 1-5 instead.

Africa Climate Week 2020
April 20-24
Kampala, Uganda
Event is postponed indefinitely.

14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
April 20-27
Kyoto, Japan
Event is postponed indefinitely.

Global Offshore Wind Summit
April 21-23
Taipei, Taiwan
Event has been rescheduled for Oct. 12-13

EU-India Aviation Summit
April 21-22
New Delhi, India
Event has been postponed indefinitely.

Global Technology Governance Summit
April 21-22
San Francisco, California, United States
Event has been canceled.

Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth
April 22
Online

InterAction Forum 2020
April 22-23
Washington, D.C., United States

Digital Disruption in Agriculture Forum 2020
April 22-23
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Workshop on Integration of Renewable Energy in Energy Systems: Perspectives on Investment, Technology, and Policy
April 22-23
Tokyo, Japan
Event is postponed indefinitely.

International Ocean Governance Forum
April 22-24
Brussels, Belgium
In-person event is canceled; a series of webinars will take place instead.

Fifth Suspension and Debarment Colloquium
April 23
Washington, D.C., United States
Event has been rescheduled to Sept. 22.

Virtual Parliamentary Briefing on Pandemics With a Special Focus on COVID-19
April 24
Online

Fourth GlobalFood Symposium
April 24-25
Göttingen, Germany
Event has been canceled.

Third National Workshop on Human Nutrition Research
April 26-May 2
Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening Mechanisms To Combat Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property in Africa - Training Workshop
April 27-20
Dakat, Senegal

Adaptation Futures 2020
April 27-30
New Delhi, India
Event has been postponed to Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
April 27-30
Marseille, France
Event has been rescheduled for July 6-9.

Adaptive Leadership in the COVID-19 Response: Navigating Crisis and Change
April 30
Online

Maintaining Learner Health and Well-Being During School Closure and Reopening – COVID-19 Education Webinar #7
April 30
Online

May

‘Journalism Without Fear or Favour’: Social Media Campaign on 2020 World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO Bangkok
May 1-5
Online

Difference Day 2020
May 3
Online

8th Global Nitrogen Conference
May 3-7
Berlin, Germany
Event is postponed until further notice.

Will COVID-19 Reshape the Global Economy?
May 4
Online

UN Forum on Forests
May 4-8
New York, United States
Event is postponed until further notice.

14th Steering Committee for the Organization of the International Year for Indigenous Languages in Preparation of the Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032
May 5
Online

Webinar – Press Freedom & Journalism During Crisis
May 5
Online; Pakistan

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Gordon Brown
May 5
Online

Webinar: Journalism Without Fear or Favor in the Period of Pandemic
May 5
Online; Abuja, Nigeria

Webinar on “Covid-19 Response and Impact in the Arab Region: Reflections and Recommendations From Bioethical Perspectives”
May 5
Online

Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference
May 5-7
Beijing, China
Event is postponed indefinitely.

Women in Global Development Leadership Forum
May 6
Washington, D.C., United States

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Rémy Rioux
May 7
Online

Skills Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Preparing for Recovery - COVID-19 Education Webinar #8
May 7
Online; Paris, France

Sustaining Educational Opportunity in Times of COVID-19 in the Caribbean
May 7
Online; Jamaica

Generation Equality Forum
May 7-8
Mexico City, Mexico
Event is postponed indefinitely.

XVII World Water Congress
May 11-15
Daegu, South Korea
Event is postponed to Sept. 21-25.

Supporting Africa in the Fight Against COVID-19 and Beyond
May 12
Online

Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)
May 12-13
New York, United States
Event has been canceled.

2nd Global Policy Forum on Memory of the World
May 12-13
Paris, France
Event has been postponed indefinitely.

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Achim Steiner
May 13
Online

Drone Delivery of PPE and Test Kits for COVID-19
May 13
Online

Ensuring State Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 13
Online

EBRD 2020 Annual Meeting and Business Forum
May 13-14
London, England
Event has been canceled.

Education as a Tool for Prevention: Addressing and Countering Hate Speech - Expert Virtual Meeting
May 13-18
Online

Climate Activism in the Time of COVID-19
May 14
Online

Webinar : Opportunities, Challenges, and Best Practices in the Development of Distance Education Resources for Museums in Eastern Africa
May 14
Online

Debt Management Facility Stakeholders' Forum 2020
May 14-15
Paris, France
Event is postponed indefinitely.

UNESCO and U-INSPIRE Webinar Asia and the Pacific Youth and Young Professionals Engagement on COVID-19
May 15
Online; Indonesia

ADBI–WCTRS Webinar Series on High-Speed Rail: Land Use-Transport Interactions of High-Speed Rail Development
May 15
Online

17th International Forum on Weather and Climate
May 16-19
Paris, France
Event has been rescheduled to Oct. 15-18.

3rd Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge
May 17
Geneva, Switzerland

Webinar on "Why Ethical Considerations Matter in Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic?"
May 18
Online

Webinar - Vulnerability and Resilience: The Impact of Health and Economic Crises on Transgender People
May 18
Online

Leveraging E-Commerce for SMEs: Learning From the Field in East Asia
May 18-19
Online

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) 2020
May 18-22
Online

Correcting the Misinformation on COVID-19 Through Drama
May 18-24
Abuja, Nigeria

Strategy and Perspectives for the Reopening of Schools in the Caribbean Subregion - Caribbean Webinar #2
May 19
Online

Virtual Meeting - The MOST Programme & UNESCO as a “Laboratory of Ideas” in the Post COVID-19 Era
May 19
Online

Webinar on "Taking Action To End Domestic Violence During Pandemics”
May 19
Online

How Banks Digitize Their Trade Business
May 19
Online

The Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America
May 19
Online

Changing Perspectives: Addressing Climate-Related Risks in the Financial Sector
May 19-20
Online

National Capacity Building Workshop in Monitoring and Evaluation of Education Sector in Mongolia
May 20
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Regional Policy Dialogue on School Reopening in the Arab Region - Webinar #1
May 20
Online

Futures of Education: Protecting and Transforming Education for Shared Futures and Common Humanity
May 20
Online

IDAHOTB 2020: Bridging the LGBTI Inclusion Data Gap
May 20
Online

72nd World Health Assembly
May 20-28
Geneva, Switzerland

Guarantee Access to Water in the Context of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
May 21
Online

India’s Fiscal Response to Covid-19
May 21
Online

Distinguished Speaker Series: Computational Urban Management in Smart Cities
May 21
Online

The World Bank Group Controller and Deloitte Annual Finance and Accounting Conference
May 21
Washington D.C., United States

Migrant Workers in the Tourism Industry: The Impact of COVID-19
May 21
Online

Webinar "Unleashing African Youth Innovation and Creativity Potential During and Post-COVID-19"
May 22
Online

Webinar - Art-Lab for Human Rights and Dialogue Special Edition
May 22
Online

Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change: From Global Ambition to Local Action
May 22
Online

Food Security Implications of Covid-19 on the World’s Poorest People
May 26
Online

Sargassum in the Caribbean and West Africa – Key Challenges, Responses and Collaborations
May 26
Online

Preparing for the Food and Nutrition Security Impacts of COVID-19
May 26
Online

Webinar: Sustainability After COVID-19 - Building Gender Equality Into the Response
May 26
Online

Increasing Transparency Around COVID-19 Funding
May 27
Online

Technology and Tax During and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic
May 27
Online

Climate Resilience, Consumer Trust and Market Transformation: How Business Can Adapt To Ensure Sustainable, Transparent and Equitable Food Systems
May 27-28
Online

22nd Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Countries of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation
May 27-29
Paris, France

Can Economic and Financial Innovation Make a Difference in a Pandemic?
May 28
Online

Webinar on "Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together"
May 28
Online

Ministerial Dialogue with Local and Regional Governments
May 28
Online

Using Mobile Phones for Survey Research in the Time of COVID-19 Lockdowns and Beyond
May 28
Online

World Development Report 2021 Concept Note: Consultations with CSOs
May 28
Online

COVID-19: How the Dairy Sector Can Support Resilient Food Systems in East Africa
May 28
Online

Virtual Policy Workshop on Regulatory Frameworks for E-Commerce Development in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Region
May 28
Online

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Luis Alberto Moreno
May 28
Online

Senegal’s Response to COVID-19
May 29
Online

Transforming the Future Webinar # 8 - Female Futurists on the Covid-19 Pandemic Shock: Designing a Resilience Strategy
May 29
Online

June

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina
June 1
Online

6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
June 1-4
Bruges, Belgium
Event is postponed until further notice.

Sustainable Summits 2020
June 1-5
Kathmandu, Nepal

Responding to the Global COVID -19 Crisis: The Training on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property in Africa Going Online
June 1-July 15
Online

Asia’s Economic Outlook and Policy Responses Under COVID-19: Views from Beijing, Manila, and Washington
June 2
Online

ODI Bites: The Impacts of Covid-19 on Achieving the SDGs
June 2
Online

Webinar Series on Casting Wider Safety Nets to Reach Asia’s Most Vulnerable: Real-Time Policy Recommendations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Part One)
June 2
Online

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development
June 2-4
Berlin, Germany

High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14 (UN Ocean Conference) 2020
June 2-6
Lisbon, Portugal
Event is postponed until further notice.

Safeguarding Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 3
Online

Global Crises, Local Action: A Humanitarian Reset in Response to Covid-19?
June 3
Online

Generating Resilience+ To Reduce Poverty and Spur Agricultural Growth
June 3
Online

Dresden Nexus Conference 2020
June 3-5
Online

BIFAD 181st Public Meeting Food Security and Nutrition in the Context of COVID-19: Impacts and Interventions
June 4
Online

Webinar Series on Casting Wider Safety Nets to Reach Asia’s Most Vulnerable: Real-Time Policy Recommendations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Part Two)
June 4
Online

Asian Impact: Global Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment Amid COVID-19—Supply Chains, Bottlenecks, and Policy Implications: Live Webinar
June 4
Online

Distinguished Speaker Series: Using Mobility Analytics To Understand the Recovery of Cities After Disasters and Pandemics
June 5
Online

Joint UNESCO-UNICEF-World Bank Webinar Series on the Reopening of Schools
June 8-30
Online; Paris

Fragility Forum 2020
June 8-Aug. 31
Online

The Pivot Series: The Future of Festivals
June 9
Online

The Future of Finance and Banking Systems in Africa Beyond Covid-19
June 9
Online

A Green Recovery Post-COVID-19: Biodiversity for Resilient Cities
June 9
Online

Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste in the Time of Coronavirus: Solid Waste Management Experiences in the First Months of the Pandemic
June 9
Online

Market-Creating Innovations and the Pandemic: A Conversation With Efosa Ojomo
June 9
Online; Washington

BEYOND 2020: World Sustainable Built Environment Conference
June 9-11
Gothenburg, Sweden
Event is postponed indefinitely.

AVPN Conference 2020
June 8-12
Online

Women & Girls Africa Summit 2020
June 9-12
Durban, South Africa
Event has been postponed to November 15-18.

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Lawrence Summers
June 10
Online

COVID-19 and Education: How To Achieve Digital Transformation and Face the Ethical Challenges Around Data and Information Growth?
June 10
Online

Webinar on ResiliArt: Arts and Creativity Beyond Crisis
June 10
Online; New Delhi

SaniBID: Analysis of Non-Conventional Sanitation Solutions Using the Platform
June 10
Online

Webinar Series on Casting Wider Safety Nets to Reach Asia’s Most Vulnerable: Real-Time Policy Recommendations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Part Three)
June 10
Online

EAT Stockholm Food Forum
June 10-11
Stockholm, Sweden
Event is canceled.

Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Twenty-Third Session
June 10-12
Online; Geneva

COVID19 and Loss of Biodiversity: Another Threat for Great Apes?
June 11
Online

Asian Impact: Thinking Outside the Box: Policy Recommendations for Developing Countries in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond - Live Webinar
June 11
Online; Manila

Harnessing Digital Technology and Payments To Support People and Small Businesses Through COVID-19 and Beyond
June 11
Online

Series: Regional Fiscal Policy and Management Dialogue Against the Pandemic
June 11
Online

Regional Webinar n°7: "Learning from the Beginning of Life: The Importance of Early Childhood Education"
June 11
Online; Chile

Webinar on Mobility and Migration During and After the COVID-19
June 11
Online; Dakar, Senegal

Air Pollution Exposure and COVID-19: Evidence and Unanswered Questions
June 11
Online

64th Meeting of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council for the International Programme for the Development of Communication
June 11-12
Online; Paris

IUCN World Conservation Congress
June 11-19
Marseille, France
Event has been rescheduled to Jan. 7-15, 2021.

COVID-19 Webinar on Bioethics for the West-Sahel African Region
June 12
Online; Paris

Poverty Monitoring in the Context of Covid-19
June 15
Online

Virtual Deep Dive Workshop on Green Finance Policies in Asia
June 15
Online

Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development – Africa 2020
June 15-17
Nairobi, Kenya
Event has been moved to Oct. 5-7.

ADB Asia Clean Energy Forum 2020
June 15-19
Online

Online Course on Non-Tariff Measures and Their Relevance During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
June 15-July 15
Online

GRI Reporters' Summit North America 2020
June 16
Online

Africa Beyond Covid-19
June 16
Online

YP Program - Developing Leaders of Tomorrow
June 16
Online

Skills Development During a Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities
June 16
Online

How Can African Countries Create the Fiscal Space To Address the Covid-19 Induced Economic Crisis?
June 16
Online

Armed Groups Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis
June 17
Online

Water and Climate Change: Regional Webinar for Arab States
June 17
Online

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Vera Songwe
June 17
Online

1st Annual CXO Summit 2020
June 17-18
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Event has been canceled.

Online World Heritage City Lab
June 17-26
Online; Paris

Women Before, During and After Lockdown. 1st Session of "Women Philosophers Thinking the World" Cicle
June 18
Online; Mexico City

Inter-Regional Webinar "Mobilizing Intellectuals From West and Central Africa"
June 18
Online; Paris

Youth in Action: Water and COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean - 2nd Edition
June 18
Online; Uruguay

RESULTS International Conference
June 20-23
Online

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2020: Global Unrest
June 22
Washington, D.C., United States
Event has been postponed to September 3-4.

Adolescent Refugee Challenges Under Covid-19
June 22
Online

Webinar on "What Role Can African History Play in Addressing the Social and Human Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Continent?"
June 22
Online

The Emergence of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean and the New International Context: Perspectives for Integration, Trade and Regional Cooperation
June 22
Online; Washington

Webinar on Meeting Environmental Objectives Through Energy Sector Reforms in Asia and the Pacific: Role of Energy Pricing and Reforms for Emissions Reduction
June 22-24
Online

Central Asian Workshops on Journalism, "Fake News" & Disinformation
June 22-July 18
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste in the Time of Coronavirus: Integrity in the Water & Sanitation Sector, a Crucial Element in the Response to COVID-19
June 23
Online

The Changing Nature of Work and Capitalism. A Conversation With Marc Benioff
June 23
Online

Different Strategies for Different Contexts: Fighting the Pandemic in Developing Countries
June 23
Online

Building Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis
June 23
Online

2020 Global Education Monitoring Report - Inclusion and Education: All Means All - Virtual Launch
June 23
Online

Webinar: "Addressing Antisemitism"
June 23
Online; Paris

Regional Consultations for National Commissions in Eastern & Southern Africa
June 23-25
Online; Harare, Zimbabwe

Climate-Resilient Water Management Approaches: Adaptation in an Age of Uncertainty
June 23-Oct. 20
Online; Paris

Seminar on Education in Emergency Situations: Preparation and Recovery of School Life in the New Normal for Pandemic COVID-19
June 23, 2020-April 13, 2021
Online; Mexico

“Disaster Communication for UNESCO-Deignated Sites” Webinar
June 24
Online; Jakarta, Indonesia

Health, the Hidden Violence of the Race
June 24
Online

Renewable Energy at the Heart of Economic Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean
June 24
Online

COVID-19 and Education: Towards a "New Normal": How Will the School of the Future Run?
June 24
Online

19th Gender Summit – Global for SDGs
June 24-25
Seoul, South Korea
Event has been postponed to Aug. 21-22.

Urban Solutions: Learning From Cities’ Responses to COVID-19’
June 25
Online; Paris

Dialogue With Writers. 1st Session of the Cycle “Educate for Resilience. Towards Resilient Learning in Times of Lockdown”
June 25
Online; Mexico

Integrity Challenges for the Private Sector During COVID-19 – Codes of Corporate Conduct and Their Importance During and After the Crisis
June 25
Online

COVID-19, Technology, and Telework: Will Labor Markets Change Permanently?
June 25
Online

ADBI-ADB Virtual Conference on Making Digital Platforms Work for Asia
June 25-26
Online

Making Digital Platforms Work for Asia
June 25-26
Online

Workers on the Move: Addressing Global Workforce Challenges Through Labor Mobility Partnerships
June 26
Online

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Emergencies; Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 14th Annual Meeting of the Southeast European Experts Network on ICH
June 26
Online; Italy

Research and Policy Seminar: Good Economics for Covid-19 Times | Esther Duflo
June 26
Online; Washington

Combatting Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property During COVID-19 - Illegal Excavations and Online Trade Online Expert Meeting
June 26
Online; Paris

ADBI-WCTRS Webinar Three on High-Speed Rail: High-Speed Rail and Spatial Scenarios for Europe 2050
June 26
Online

2020 Hunger Report Launch: Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow
June 29
Online

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVANCES

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 2020
Jan. 22-30
Paris, France

International Day of Education
Jan. 24

World Cancer Day
Feb. 4

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb. 6

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb. 11

World Day of Social Justice
Feb. 20

International Mother Language Day
Feb. 21

Zero Discrimination Day
March 1

Africa Environment Day/Wangari Maathai Day 2020
March 3

World Wildlife Day
March 3

World Hearing Day
March 3

International Women's Day
March 8

International Day of Happiness
March 20

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21

International Day of Forests
March 21

World Down Syndrome Day
March 21

World Water Day
March 22

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March 22

World Meteorological Day
March 23

World Tuberculosis Day
March 24

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
April 6

World Health Day
April 7

International Mother Earth Day
April 22

World Immunization Week 2020
April 24-30

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May 20

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