Events preview: July-Dec 2020 in development cooperation

We round up the major events and gatherings for the global development community in 2020. Photo by: @sci_fi_superfly on Unsplash

FEATURED EVENTS

Devex World 2020
Dec. 10
Online

Devex’s flagship event is on Dec. 10. And for the first time, everyone can attend. That’s because Devex World 2020 will be held completely online. It’s an event you can’t afford to miss. And — with an immersive virtual experience — you won’t have to.

Spotlight Our Food Our Future: Better Nutrition, Better Resilience
Dec. 17
Online

Devex and the International Fund for Agricultural Development will host the third and final online event as part of the Recovery. Rebuilding. Resilience. series, which aims to shed light on how rural communities are facing, and often overcoming, the potentially devastating impacts of COVID-19 and other shocks to their health, productivity, and incomes.

EVENTS IN DECEMBER 2020

Digital Agriculture
Dec. 1
Online

RISE Webinar: The Role of Bureaucracies in Successful Education Reform
Dec. 1
Online

En Route to COP26
Dec. 1-3
Online

2020 ADBI Annual Conference: The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Policy Implications
Dec. 1-3
Online

13th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
Dec. 1-3
Online

IMF Collaboration With the World Bank on Macro-Structural Issues: Presentation of IEO Report
Dec. 2
Online

VEF Virtual Series: Value Chain Upgrading
Dec. 2
Online

Freedom To Move - Part III: Safety on Public Transport
Dec. 2
Online

Financial Management Use of Technology
Dec. 2
Online

New Work on Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment: Striving for Harmonization and Practical Applications
Dec. 2
Online

More Money for Health Services: What is the Role of PFM in the New Normal?
Dec. 3
Online

Rethinking ASM Formalization: How COVID-19’s Disruption Can Be Catalyzed for Development
Dec. 3
Online

Long-Run Returns to Impact Investing in Emerging Market and Developing Economies
Dec. 3
Online

Ensuring the Right to Quality and Inclusive Education for Learners With Disabilities and Learning Difficulties: From Commitment to Action
Dec. 3-4
Paris

COVID-19, Supply Chain Resilience and Global Trade
Dec. 4
Online

Technology Innovation Challenge for Transport
Dec. 4
Online

Sixth Tokyo Fiscal Forum: Towards Strong Economic Recovery and Sound Public Finances in Asia
Dec. 4
Online

Technology Innovation Challenge for Urban Development
Dec. 4
Online

Europe 4.0 and Digital Divide
Dec. 7
Online

Our Ocean 2020
Dec. 7-8
Palau

Gender and Social Inclusion in Climate Data Services and Analyses
Dec. 7-11
Online; U.S.

The Implications of Behavioral Economics for Public Utility Policies
Dec. 8
Online

OECD-ADBI Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia
Dec. 8-9
Online

Global Meeting of Regional Road Safety Observatories
Dec. 8-9
Online

Virtual Conference on Digitalization and Sustainable Economic Development
Dec. 8-10
Online

ADB’s International Anticorruption Day Celebration 2020
Dec. 9
Online

Freedom To Move - Part IV: Ride-Hailing- a Conversation With Bolt, PickMe, and Uber
Dec. 9
Online

VEF Virtual Series: Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) in Industry and COVID-19 Realities
Dec. 9
Online

Virtual Business Opportunities Seminar 2020 With Sweden
Dec. 9
Online

FiCS Side Event – The Data4Nature Initiative
Dec. 10
Online

One Rule Fits All? Heterogeneous Fiscal Rules for Commodity Exporters When Price Shocks Can Be Persistent: Theory and Evidence
Dec. 10
Online

Global Congress on Sustainable Energy and Fuels
Dec. 10-11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Renewing the Essential Public Health Functions in the Americas: More Necessary Than Ever To Achieve Health for All and Protect Everyone
Dec. 11
Online

Yokohama City Pre-Event of 9th Annual Asia Smart City Conference
Dec. 14
Online

Together To #ENDviolence Launch
Dec. 15
Online

RewirEd Summit
Dec. 15-16
Online

Lessons for Education From Morocco: COVID-19 Response Leading to Strengthening of the Education System
Dec. 16
Online

Virtual Policy Dialogue: Upgrading Infrastructure and Housing To Reduce Poverty in Pacific Island Countries
Dec. 16-18
Online

Lives and Livelihoods: Estimates of the Global Mortality and Poverty Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Dec. 17
Online

PAST EVENTS

July

Distinguished Speaker Series: High-Touch High-Tech Education: Transforming Post-COVID-19 Education
July 1
Online

Workshop on Skills Development in Rural or Remote Areas
July 1-3
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Response Strategy to the Pandemic Under a Comprehensive Approach. The Experience of Israel
July 2
Online

Dialogue With Illustrators. 2nd Session of the Cycle “Educate for Resilience. Towards Resilient Learning in Times of Lockdown”
July 2
Online

Webinar on "What Role Can African History Play in Addressing the Social and Human Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Continent?
July 2
Online

FMIS Operations Under the COVID-19 Pandemic - The Korean Experience
July 6
Online

The Labor Market Impacts of COVID-19
July 6
Online

23rd International AIDS Conference
July 6-10
Online

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week
July 6-10
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Event has been postponed to 2021.

UN Environment Programme - Environment for Development
July 7
Online

EconNet: This Time It's Different: The Role of Women's Employment in the Great Lockdown | Michele Tertilt (University of Mannheim)
July 7
Online

Policies To Fight the Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean | Presentation at London School of Economics
July 7
Online

United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
July 7-17
Online

Communicating Good Behaviors in Times of Pandemic
July 8
Online

Virtual Workshop on Integration of Renewable Energy in Energy Systems: Perspectives on Investment, Technology, and Policy
July 8-10
Online

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina
July 8
Online

Imagining the World To Come in Caribbean Small Island Developing States. The Post-COVID-19-Era
July 10
Online; Kingston, Jamaica

K-water & UNESCO i-WSSM Summer Program on Water Management
July 13
South Korea

Continuing Learning and Schooling for Refugees: Ensuring Refugee Students Are Able To Learn at Home and Return to School
July 13
Online; Paris

Third Local and Regional Governments Forum on the 2030 Agenda
July 13
Online

Launch of the “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020”
July 13
Online

Global Technical Meeting on “Reimagining Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda”
July 13-16
Online

How Electromobility in LAC Can Help Create the Jobs of the Future?
July 14
Online

UN Chamber Music Society Concert in Support of UNESCO’s ResiliArt Movement for Artists
July 14
Online; New York

Research During Covid-19: Learning From Practice
July 14
Online

Chief Sustainability Officers for SDGs
July 14
Online

SDG Acceleration Actions To Build Back Better
July 14
Online

Global Consultation on Youth and Digital Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa
July 14-15
Online

World Youth Skills Day 2020 “Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID 19 and Beyond”
July 15
Online; New York

Parliamentary Forum on the Occasion of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable DevelopmentJuly 15
Online

Central Asia: Youth Skills and Open Solutions
July 15
Khujand, Tajikistan

A Water Future for Cities: Scaling Up Integrated Urban Water Management Solutions
July 15
Online; New Delhi

Ensuring Quality of Learning and Well-Being for Young Children in the Context of the COVID-19
July 15
Online; France

Launch of the Global Coalition for Education - Peru Chapter
July 16
Lima, Peru

Africa’s Lockdown Dilemma: High Poverty and Low Trust
July 16
Online; Maputo, Mozambique

Climate-Resilient Water Management Approaches: Adaptation in an Age of Uncertainty
July 16-Oct. 20
Online; Paris

ECOSOC High-level Segment 2020
July 17
Online

IISD Webinar: High-level Political Forum 2020 Review
July 17
Online

9th International Conference on Asian Economic Development— Toward Sustainable Development Goals: Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Sustainable Growth
July 21-22
Online

ECOSOC 2020 Management Segment
July 21-22
Online

Central Africa Countries Facing the Impact of COVID-19 on Poverty
July 22
Online; Yaoundé, Cameroon

Virtual Regional Consultation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (Asia and the Pacific Region)
July 23-24
Online; Seoul, South Korea

Getting Our Priorities Straight: The Relationship Between Cost-Effectiveness Evidence and Burden of Disease
July 24
Online

Virtual Regional Consultation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (European and North American Region)
July 27-28
Online; Amsterdam

National Training of Trainers on “Intercultural Dialogue for Social Cohesion”
July 27-29
Beirut

Virtual Regional Consultation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (European Region)
July 27-29
Online; Ljubljana, Slovenia

MOOC: Internet Journalism and Technology: How To Cover Its Impacts Beyond Gadgets
July 27-Aug. 3
Online; Montevideo, Uruguay

Restarting Economies and COVID-19 Control: Letting Loose Without Letting Up - Live Webinar
July 28
Online

Walking Together Toward the Future: Education and Health
July 28
Online

Leveraging Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis for Learners with Disabilities: Global Seminar
July 28
Online

UNCTAD Webinar 4 on Public-Private Partnerships
July 28
Online; Angola

COVID-19 in Africa’s Small Island Developing States: The Experience of Cabo Verde, Mauritius and the Seychelles
July 28
Online

Trade Agreements in a Post-COVID-19 World
July 28
Online

What Way Forward for the IDB?
July 28
Online

Creating Jobs for a Sustainable Recovery and a Net-Zero Emission Future
July 29
Online; Washington

Global Value Chains in the Time of COVID-19: The Experience of Ethiopia and Vietnam
July 29
Online

Safe Access to Water in Times of Crisis and Beyond - Voices From Caribbean Youth
July 29
Online; Kingston, Jamaica

Building Resilience to Disasters in the Caribbean
July 29
Online; Kingston, Jamaica

Girls in ICT Day - Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
July 29-30
Bangkok

Media Development and Freedom of Expression: The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in West and Central Africa
July 29-30
Online; Dakar, Senegal

Supporting African Health Systems in the Time of COVID-19: A View From Japan
July 30
Online

2020 Development in the Americas Report Launch: From Structures to Services: The Path to Better Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean
July 30
Online; Washington

Land Degradation Surveillance Framework: Methods and Applications for Development Projects
July 30
Online; Washington

The Future of Cities: Transforming Urban Life
July 31
Online

Remote Legal Assistance to Survivors of Violence in the Context of COVID-19
July 31
Online

Distinguished Speaker Series: Webinar on Private and Institutional Investment in Urban Infrastructure
July 31
Online

August

Consumer Protection in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Focus on Digitalization for the Arab Region
Aug. 3
Online

Inclusive and Sustainable Takaful To Strengthen Household Resilience to Financial Shocks
Aug. 3
Online

Webinars and Digital Campaign: The Voice of the Resilient Women, the Women Creative from West Africa
Aug. 3-4
Online; Dakar, Senegal

Live Webinar on Strengthening Blood Systems Through Effective Blood Regulation
Aug. 3-6
Geneva

Cybersecurity in the Power Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean
Aug. 4
Online

Meeting of UNESCO Water-Related Centers and Chairs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Open Session in Memoriam of Prof. Joram)
Aug. 4
Online; Montevideo, Uruguay

WSIS Forum 2020 “15 Years & Beyond: Building the Information Society of the Future”
Aug. 4
Online

Virtual National Consultation With Youth on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Thailand
Aug. 5
Online; Bangkok

Inclusion in Times of Covid-19 | Report Launch
Aug. 5
Online; Washington

Webinar: Achieving Health Equity: Providing Skilled Breastfeeding Support Universally
Aug. 5
Online

Webinar: Frontiers in Forest Monitoring: Research Horizons for Global Forest Watch
Aug. 5
Online

Virtual Regional Consultation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (Arab States Region)
Aug. 5-6
Online; Cairo

Harnessing an enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment post-pandemic
Aug. 5
Online

Elevate your strategy with the Devex funding platform
Aug. 6
Online

ADBI-Central Bank of Sri Lanka-APAEA Virtual Workshop on Monetary Policy, Banking and Finance, and Central Banking
Aug. 6
Online

ILO Webinar on Labour Market Relevance and Quality Assurance of Apprenticeships
Aug. 6
Online

EconNet: Emerging Economies and COVID-19: Shutdowns in a World of Informal and Small Companies | Oscar Becerra (UniAndes)
Aug. 6
Online; Washington

Coronavirus and Local Peacebuilding Efforts in North Africa
Aug. 6
Online

ADBI-Stanford University LAD Online Training Program: The Role of Public Policy in Infrastructure Development
Aug. 17
Online

13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
Aug. 17-18
Vienna

Rethinking Creative and Cultural Industries in the Post-Pandemic City
Aug. 18
Online

Integrated Care in Latin America and the Caribbean Beyond COVID-19
Aug. 18
Online

Regional Conversation Series on Building Back Better: Accelerating Digital Connectivity and Leveraging Innovation
Aug. 19
Online; Thailand

Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation, Third Session (Virtual Meeting)
Aug. 19-20
Online; Bangkok

Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament
Aug. 19-21
Vienna

EconNet: The Impact of COVID-19 on Student Experiences and Expectations | Esteban Aucejo (ASU)
Aug. 20
Online; Washington

ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Virtual Session on City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation: Industry Fragmentation and Wastewater Efficiency-A Case Study of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Aug. 20
Online

Expert Group Meeting on National Policy Framework for Cross-Border Paperless Trade
Aug. 20
Online; Thailand

Side Event on CICTSTI3: 2020 United Nations E-Government Survey, Asia Pacific Regional Webinar
Aug. 20
Online; Thailand

LIVE with Swiss Humanitarian Aid: Humanitarian Challenges in the Shadow of COVID-19
Aug. 20
Online

Transport Forum 2020
Aug. 24-28
Manila
Event has been postponed indefinitely.

SIWI World Water Week at Home
Aug. 24-28
Online

Focus on the Americas at World Water Week 2020
Aug. 25-27
Online

Advancing Climate and Water Resilience for Cotton and Textile Industry
Aug. 26
Online

Regional Policy Dialogue: Fiscal and Macroeconomic Pathways to Net Zero Emissions and Climate Resilience Post COVID-19
Aug. 26-27
Online; Washington

Virtual Expert Group Meeting on Legal Frameworks for Multimodal Transport Operations in Asia and the Pacific
Aug. 26-27
Online; Bangkok

Access to Information in Time of Crisis – the UNESCO Information for All Programme Priorities and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Aug. 26-28
Online; New Delhi

ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Virtual Session on City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation: Sustainably and Equitably Solving Urban Sanitation
Aug. 27
Online

The Behavioural Challenges of Post-Conflict Life
Aug. 27
Online

Caribbean SIDS Forum on Artificial Intelligence
Aug. 28
Kingston, Jamaica

Keys for the New Urban Normal: Climate Inclusion for Equitable Cities
Aug. 28
Online

Mental Health Tele-Therapy for Survivors of Gender Violence Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Aug. 28
Online

Regional Conversation Series on Building Back Better: Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
Aug. 31
Online; Thailand

September

PaRD Global Congress
Sept. 2-4
Cape Town, South Africa

Asia Pacific Youth Symposium 2020: Consultation Sessions on Post-COVID-19 Employment and Inclusive Development
Sept. 2-11
Online

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Sept. 3

EconNet: COVID-19 with Uncertain Phases: Estimation Issues with an Illustration for Argentina
Sept. 3
Washington

Virtual Meeting Series | OECD-IDB Latin American and Caribbean Public Integrity Network Integrity and Transparency in Infrastructure in Times of COVID-19
Sept. 3
Online

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2020: Global Unrest
Sept. 3-4
Washington
Event has been postponed to June 24-25, 2021.

UNESCO/E-JUST Webinar on Museums and Sustainable Development in Egypt and Sudan
Sept. 5
Online; Alexandria, Egypt

UN75 Talks: Inclusive Education in Kuwait
Sept. 7
Online; Kuwait

Training Workshop on “River Basin Sediment Monitoring and Management”
Sept. 7-11
Koblenz, Germany

2020 Asian Evaluation Week
Sept. 7-11
Online

Challenging African Urban Visions - Using Futures Literacy To Reimagine Our Cities
Sept. 8
Online; Johannesburg

Award Ceremony of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2020
Sept. 8
Online; Paris

Agroecology in Action - An Integrated Approach for the SDGs
Sept. 8
Online

Strengthening Education Management Information Systems and Data for Increased Resilience to Crises
Sept. 8-10
Paris

ADBI-NUS Virtual Conference on SME Data Analysis: Fostering Sustainable SME Development and Firm Performance in Asia Amid De-Globalization
Sept. 8-10
Online

Climate Bonds Conference & Awards 2020
Sept. 8-10
Online

Tenth Annual African Green Revolution Forum
Sept. 8-11
Online; U.S.

Sixteenth Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.16)
Sept. 8-11
Online

Online Course on Principles for Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessment
Sept. 8-Oct. 19
Online

Media & Migration: Counteracting Negative Narratives
Sept. 9
Online

The Big Conversation: Education for Sustainable Development and the World Beyond Covid-19 - Online Workshop #1
Sept. 9
Online; Paris

Is It Time for Universal Child Benefits?
Sept. 9
Online

UNESCO ResiliArt Online Dialogue: ‘Living Heritage Experiences in the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Sept. 9
Online; Paris

Demonstrating the Need for Sustainable Phosphorus Management in Lakes: Global Case Studies
Sept. 9
Online

Reflections of a Development Optimist
Sept. 9
Online

10th Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Forum: Enabling Shared Prosperity Through Inclusive Finance—Leaving No One Behind in an Age of Disruption
Sept. 9
Online

MENA Regional Celebration of International Day to Protect Education From Attack
Sept. 9
Online; Doha, Qatar

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs To Drive Economic Growth – Presenting the Advocacy Tool
Sept. 9
Online

Financing Development: A Chinese Path?
Sept. 10
Online

Strengthening EMIS and Data for Increased Resilience to Crises: Virtual Partners Forum
Sept. 10
Online; Paris

Faith for Earth Dialogue With Faith Leaders in India
Sept. 10
Online

Conversation Between President Luis Alberto Moreno and Guilherme Leal, Co-Chairman of Natura & Rethink Plastics Challenge Award Ceremony
Sept. 10
Online

ADBI Webinar: Francis Fukuyama and ADBI Dean on Post-Pandemic Infrastructure Policymaking
Sept. 10
Online

Online High-Level Dialogue: Impacts and Challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sept. 10
Online; Paris

UNESCO/OECD Webinar "Racial Equality and Inclusion in Cities"
Sept. 10
Online; Paris

19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases
Sept. 10-13
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Event has been canceled but may be rescheduled.

Youth and Public Integrity: From Financial Literacy to Community Development
Sept. 11
Online; Beirut

The Inequality Crisis | Report Launch
Sept. 11
Online; Washington

Rethinking Social Transformations: Inequalities in the Arab Region in Light of COVID-19
Sept. 11-12
Online; Beirut

Paying for Covid-19: International Tax Reform & Just Economic Recovery
Sept. 12
Online

Communities for Future: Where Next? SCCAN General Assembly
Sept. 13
Online

Can Multilateralism Be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between the Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens
Sept. 14
Online

Building Climate-Positive and Resilient Global Food Systems
Sept. 14
Online

11th Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body (STAB), 2001 Convention
Sept. 14
Online; Paris

COP6 - Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention
Sept. 14-16
Rzeszow, Poland

Working Party on the Strategic Framework and the Programme Budget, Eightieth Session
Sept. 14-16
Geneva

Sixth Meeting of the Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG)
Sept. 14-18
Geneva

Bloomberg Green Virtual Festival
Sept. 14-18
Online

UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science for Asian and Pacific States
Sept. 15
Online; Paris

Asian Development Outlook 2020 Update Launch
Sept. 15
Online; Manila

Fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO5) Launch
Sept. 15
Online

Act on NCDS and Build Back Better
Sept. 15
Online

Food Crises and COVID-19 – Emerging Evidence and Implications for Action
Sept. 15
Online

Can Advocates and Technical Partners Catalyze a Trend Shift in Domestic Resources for Family Planning?
Sept. 15
Online

Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries: Closing the Gap for the Poorest Billion
Sept. 15
Online

Digital Cooperation in the Humanitarian Sector
Sept. 15
Online

AI for Earth
Sept. 15
Online

Future of Work and Emerging Economies
Sept. 15
Online

Rebuilding Better: Harnessing Innovation To Achieve the SDGs
Sept. 15
Online

Digital Finance – a Building Block for Digital Cooperation
Sept. 15
Online

Changing the Law on Domestic Violence: Insights From Mauritania
Sept. 15
Online

2020 Zero Emission Bus Conference
Sept. 15-17
Online

The First Innovation Forum in the WHO Western Pacific Region
Sept. 15-17
Online

Second Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum
Sept. 15-18
Online

UN General Assembly 75. Leader’s Biodiversity Summit
Sept. 15-30
New York

From Pandemic to Progress: Building Capacity Through Global Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia
Sept. 16
Online

Avoiding Barriers to Access for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Sept. 16
Online

Reimagining Method Choice in the Era of Self Care
Sept. 16
Online

UNICEF Webinar: Launch of Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children
Sept. 16
Online

Catalyzing Innovation in TB Care: Solutions During COVID-19 and Beyond
Sept. 16
Online

BSIC Annual Conference
Sept. 16
Online

Aligning Stimulus With a Green Recovery
Sept. 16
Online

Community Leaders Fighting COVID-19
Sept. 16
Online

GZERO Media @ UNGA: Climate & Sustainability Livestream
Sept. 16
Online

Local Solutions For Global Recovery: Taking On Climate, Covid, And Health Inequity
Sept. 16
Online

HOPE for Life: Transforming Lives on the Front Lines of Crisis
Sept. 16
Online

American Leadership in Advancing the SDGs
Sept. 16
Online

ADBI-CSIS Webinar: Protecting Aging Societies in Asia From the COVID-19 Pandemic (53rd ADB Annual Meeting Seminar Series)
Sept. 16
Online

Beyond Extraction: Lessons on Creating Economic Opportunities in Mining Communities
Sept. 16
Online

UN75 Global Governance Forum
Sept. 16-18
Online

ADBI-Journal of Banking and Finance-Singapore Management University Virtual Conference on Green and Ethical Finance
Sept. 16-18
Online

Digital Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers
Sept. 17
Online; Washington

EconNet: The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success
Sept. 17
Online; Washington

2020 Fall Session of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
Sept. 17-18
Online; Geneva

Global Blockchain Business Council’s Blockchain Central UNGA
Sept. 17-18
Online

3rd UNESCO Creative Cities Beijing Summit
Sept. 17-18
Online; Beijing

53rd ADB Annual Meeting: 2nd Stage
Sept. 17-18
Online

Youth Voices: The Future We Want
Sept. 18
Online

20th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria
Sept. 20-24
Bangkok
Event has been postponed to Aug. 17-21, 2021.

Online Course on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement
Sept. 29-Nov. 9
Online

Eighth Session of the Subsidiary Committee of the Meeting of States Parties to the 1970 Convention
Sept. 21-22
Paris

8th International Conference on Sustainable Development
Sept. 21-22
Online

Sustainable Development Impact Summit
Sept. 21-24
Online; New York

Technical Meeting on the Future of Decent and Sustainable Work in Urban Transport Services
Sept. 21-25
Geneva

Climate Week NYC
Sept. 21-27
Online

Global Reset: A Stronger, Greener Recovery
Sept. 22
Online

The Negotiators' Perspectives: Charting New Paths for Climate and Trade
Sept. 22
Online

UNESCO Netexplo Forum 2020
Sept. 22-23
Online

Virtual Conference on Fintech to Enable Development, Investment, Financial Inclusion, and Sustainability
Sept. 22-24
Online

11th Session of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP) of UNESCO
Sept. 22-25
Paris

Bureau of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
Sept. 23
Paris

UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science for Latin America and the Caribbean
Sept. 23
Online

Virtual Workshop on Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digitalization of the Economy: Focus on Value-Added Tax
Sept. 23-25
Online

D.C. Political Economy Seminar: Norms, Trust and Compliance With Public Health Guidelines
Sept. 25
Online; Washington

Open GLAM Webinar Series: Universal Access to Documentary Heritage in Asia and the Pacific
Sept. 25-Oct. 16
Online; Bangkok

High-Level Panel "Access of Information – Saving Lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope"
Sept. 28
Online; Paris

Energy HUB for Latin America and the Caribbean
Sept. 28
Online

Information Meeting on the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Sept. 28
Online; Paris

African Media Stakeholders Virtual Conference on Access to Information
Sept. 28
Online

Access to Information in Time of Crisis
Sept. 28
Online

Progress, Achievements and Pending Challenges Regarding Transparency and Access to Information
Sept. 28
Online; Peru

Artificial Intelligence for Information Accessibility - AI4IA
Sept. 28
Online; Paris

Global Debate - Culture, Tourism and Covid-19 : Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation
Sept. 28
Online; Paris

Ending Global Poverty: Four Women’s Noble Conspiracy
Sept. 29
Online

The UK’s Support to the African Development Bank Group
Sept. 29
Online

Science Advice for the COVID-19 Pandemic; in the Context of Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Reconstruction
Sept. 29
Abuja, Nigeria

What Technology Can and Can’t Do for Education
Sept. 29
Online

Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID-19 World
Sept. 29
Online

Open Talks Webinar "Beyond the Numbers: Using Access-to-Information Data To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals"
Sept. 29
Online; Paris

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2020: A New Era
Sept. 29-30
Online

Cohesion Conference: The Role of EU Cohesion Policy in Times of the Coronavirus Crisis
Sept. 29-30
Halle, Germany

Access to Social Protection for Workers and the Self-Employed
Sept. 29-30
Online

World Circular Economy Forum
Sept. 29-30
Online

ADBI-Stanford University Virtual Workshop on Electricity Markets in a High-Renewables World
Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Online

Urban Mobility Days 2020 – Zero-Emission Mobility for All
Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Online

ADBI-Cambridge University Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation
Sept. 30
Online

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Roland Siller
Sept. 30
Online

The Importance of Access to Information and the Protection of Documentary Heritage in Times of Crisis
Sept. 30
Online; Montevideo, Uruguay

What To Finance in Health and at What Price?
Sept. 30
Online

Virtual Business Opportunities Seminar 2020 With Portugal
Sept. 30
Online

Challenges and Advances in Access to Public Information in Justice
Sept. 30
Online; Montevideo, Uruguay

Open Talks Webinar "Media and Information Literate Youth: A Cornerstone to Implementing Access to Information Policies"
Sept. 30
Online; Paris

The Challenge of Poverty in Central Africa: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Strategies
Sept. 30
Online; Yaounde, Cameroon

Cybersecurity for Artificial Intelligence
Sept. 30
Online

ADBI–Cambridge University Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation
Sept. 30
Online

Energy Storage Regulation: Best Practices and Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean and Beyond
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Online

9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns
Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Online

October

Roundtable: Access to Information for Indigenous Communities in Times of Crisis
Oct. 1
San Jose, Costa Rica

Sub Regional Technical Dialogue for South American Countries: Prison Management in Latin America in the Context of the COVID-19 Health Crisis
Oct. 1
Online

EconNet: Inflation With COVID-19 Consumption Baskets | Alberto Cavallo
Oct. 1
Online

COVID-19 Vaccine Predictions: Estimating the Time Before We Approve Efficacious COVID-19 Vaccines
Oct. 2
Online

Media and Information Literacy on Youth: A Cornerstone to Implementing Access to Information Policies
Oct. 2
Online; Montevideo, Uruguay

Strengthening Research Capacity and Partnerships for Mutual Learning: Implications of COVID-19 for Educational Research
Oct. 5-7
Online

Financing Low-Income Countries Towards Realistic Aspirations and Concrete Actions in a Post-COVID World
Oct. 5-8
Online

EU4Digital Steering Committee: Focus on Key Priorities in Digital and Future of the Eastern Partnership
Oct. 5-9
Online

Third Edition - Series of Regional Expert Consultations Against Racism and Discriminations - Europe
Oct. 6
Online; Paris

Justice for All and Afghanistan’s Future
Oct. 6
Online

Droughts in Latin America and the Caribbean - Session 3
Oct. 6
Online; Montevideo, Uruguay

Strengthening Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action
Oct. 7
Online

Current Situation of Glaciers in Latin America
Oct. 8
Online; Montevideo, Uruguay

Energy and Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic: Dialogue With the Private Sector
Oct. 8
Online

ADBI-Bank Indonesia-APAEA Joint Workshop on Monetary Policy, Banking and Finance, and Central Banking
Oct. 8
Online

Webinar on Sampling Respondents in Migration Surveys: Challenges and Trade-Offs
Oct. 8
Online

Beyond Disruption: Online Edition of Mobile Learning Week 2020
Oct. 12-14
Online; Paris

47th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 47)
Oct. 12-16
Rome

ADBI-Chubu University Virtual Conference on Transport Infrastructure Development, Spillover Effects, and Quality of Life
Oct. 12-16
Online

Virtual Workshop on the Economic Impacts of Demographic Transition: Cases of Asia and Europe
Oct. 13-15
Online

XVII Regional Policy Dialogue: Public and Private Banking System
Oct. 13-16
Online

Education for Sustainable Development in Remote and Digital Settings: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Online Workshop #2
Oct. 14
Online; Paris

Governance of Transboundary Aquifers - Regional Latin America and the Caribbean Course Day 2
Oct. 14
Online; Montevideo, Uruguay

Energy of Future and Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic: Dialogue With Regulators
Oct. 15
Online

Spotlight Rural Women — Key Leaders in Global Resilience
Oct. 15
Online

15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2020)
Oct. 15-16
Online

How to market yourself for consulting gigs
Oct. 16
Online

Technical Meeting on the Future of Work in the Automotive Industry
Oct. 19-23
Geneva

Harnessing the Asian Spirit: Digital and Holistic Leadership for a Sustainable World
Oct. 20
Online

Climate Adaptation Summit 2020
Oct. 20
Netherlands
Event has been postponed to Jan. 25, 2021.

World Food Day 2020
Oct. 20
Online

Education Post-COVID-19: Extraordinary Session of the Global Education Meeting (2020 GEM)
Oct. 20-22
Online; Paris

51st Union World Conference on Lung Health
Oct. 20-24
Online

Public Health Emergencies and Healthcare System Quality in Latin America & the Caribbean: Inter-American Development Bank Regional Policy Dialogue
Oct. 20-29
Online

ADB’s Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS) 2020: The New Normal: Driving Economic Recovery Through Digital Innovation
Oct. 21
Online

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Addressing the Venezuela Migration Crisis With Innovation
Oct. 21
Online

Climate Technology Transfer Mechanisms and Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean: Experiences in Forest Monitoring
Oct. 21
Online

ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Virtual Workshop on City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation: Policy, Institutions, and Innovation for Delivering Sanitation Sustainably and Equitably
Oct. 21-22
Online

Launch Seminar: Lessons From Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2020 - Accelerating Dynamics of MSMEs for Revitalizing National Economies
Oct. 22
Online

Energy and Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic: Dialogue With Policy Makers
Oct. 22
Online

EconNet: The State Capacity Ceiling on Tax Rates: Evidence From Randomized Tax Abatements in the DRC | Agustin Bergeron (Harvard University)
Oct. 22
Online

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo
Oct. 24-28
Online

Research and Policy Seminar: Women and Work: Learnings From India in Covid-19 Times | Rohini Pande (Yale University)
Oct. 28
Online

IFC 9th Global Education Conference
Oct. 28-29
Mexico City

ADB Business Opportunities Outreach Virtual Launch Event
Oct. 29Train the Trainers Workshop on Public Policy Case Writing and Case Teaching
Oct. 26-28
Online

ADBI-Purdue University-University of Tokyo Virtual Workshop on Resilience of Cities to External Shocks: Analysis, Modeling, and Economic Impacts
Oct. 27-28
Online

Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) Awards
Oct. 28
Online

Lessons in the Use of Digital Tools in HR Management: The Case of the Republic of Korea
Oct. 29
Online

D.C. Political Economy Seminar: Corruption in the Times of the Pandemic
Oct. 30
Online

November

3rd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme
Nov. 1-30
Bangkok

Launch of the OECD Compendium of Policy Good Practices for Quality Infrastructure Investment
Nov. 2
Online

IFAD at the Youth at Heart Virtual Forum
Nov. 2
Online

Global Donor Platform for Rural Development: Annual General Assembly
Nov. 2-5
Online

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
Nov. 2-7
Canada

Digital Youth Peacebuilding: Why It Matters
Nov. 3
Online

WFP EvalXchange 2020, Session IV: Country Strategic Plan Evaluations - A Key Tool for Generating Evidence on WFP Contributions to the 2030 Agenda
Nov. 3
Online

Global Forum on Environment: Towards Cost-Effective Management Systems for industrial and Consumer Chemicals
Nov. 3-4
Online

6th Conference of the Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network (Virtual e-Government Procurement Conference 2020)
Nov. 3-5
Online

Humanitarian Human Resources Conference 2020
Nov. 3-6
Online

Regional Policy Dialogue for the Capital Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean - CapiLAC
Nov. 3-6
Online

2020 JCI World Congress
Nov. 3-7
Yokohama, Japan

Digital Life and Work: Future-Ready Youth
Nov. 4
Online

Virtual Workshop on Electricity Markets in Transition: Privatization, Competition, and Regional Cooperation
Nov. 4-5
Online

Webinar: How Can Artificial Intelligence Help Latin America and the Caribbean Fight the COVID-19 Virus?
Nov. 5
Online

Nutrition in a Digital World Episode 1
Nov. 5
Online

IEA Speaker Series with Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA
Nov. 9
Online

Research and Policy Seminar: The Triumph of Injustice. How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How To Make Them Pay
Nov. 9
Online

2020 AGM of the IGF on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development
Nov. 9-13
Geneva
Event has been canceled.

Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference
Nov. 9-13
Online

ADBI-ADB-World Trade Organization Regional Policy Dialogue: Trade and Sustainability in the Context of COVID-19
Nov. 9-13
Online

Third Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation
Nov. 9-14
Canada

UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 (COP26)
Nov. 9-19
Glasgow, Scotland
Event has been postponed to 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccine Predictions Part 2: Estimating the Time Before We Approve Efficacious COVID-19 Vaccines
Nov. 10
Online

Virtual Conference on Blue Economy and Blue Finance: Towards Sustainable Development and Ocean Governance
Nov. 10-11
Online

Conference: Driving Growth and Development: Gender in the Southern Cone
Nov. 10-11
Online

Forum on Successful Project Design and Implementation: “Rising to the Challenge of COVID-19 and Beyond”
Nov. 10-12
Online

Global Landscapes Forum
Nov. 14-15
Glasgow, Scotland
Event postponed to 2021.

Expo 2020 Interfaith Dialogue
Nov. 16
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

ILO COOP 100 Symposium
Nov. 16-17
Geneva

Women and Girls Africa Summit 2020
Nov. 16-18
Online

Virtual Workshop on Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor: Infrastructure and Trade
Nov. 16-20
Online

OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum 2020
Nov. 16-20
Online

The Future of Diplomacy: G20 in a Covid Era
Nov. 17
Online

Online Course on Winning Bids for City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation: Principles and Their Application
Nov. 17
Online

The State of Humanitarian Professions 2020
Nov. 17
Online

KDIS-3ie-ADB-ADBI Conference on Impact Evaluation - Challenges and Promise for Human Capital Development in Asia
Nov. 17
Online

Virtual Workshop on Reforming Asian Utilities: Institutional Reforms for Boosting Private Investments
Nov. 18-19
Online

ALNAP 33rd Annual Meeting
Nov. 18-19
Online

7th Global Summit on Climate Change
Nov. 18-19
Lisbon, Portugal

8th IMF Statistical Forum: Measuring the Economics of a Pandemic
Nov. 18-19
Washington

Global Health Council Summit 2020
Nov. 19-20
Online

Sub Regional Technical Dialogue for Central American countries, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic: Prison management in Latin America in the Context of the COVID-19 Health Crisis
Nov. 20
Online

Mountains 2020
Nov. 23-27
Praia, Cape Verde
Event postponed to March 2021.

Technical Meeting on the Future of Work in Aquaculture in the Context of the Rural Economy
Nov. 23-27
Geneva

SEA of Solutions 2020
Nov. 24-26
Online; Bangkok

Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum
Nov. 24-26
Online

32nd Session of the Intergovernmental Council for the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
Nov. 25-26
Paris

Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development, Fourth Session
Nov. 25-27
Geneva

3rd Global Conference of the SFS Programme
Nov. 25-27, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 3
Online

Virtual Regional Conference on ASEAN Plus Three Economies in Post-COVID-19 New Normal
Nov. 26-27
Online

Technology Innovation Challenge for Healthy Oceans
Nov. 27
Online

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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
Sept. 29

World Habitat Day
Oct. 5

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Oct. 13

International Day of Rural Women
Oct. 15

World Food Day
Oct. 16

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct. 17

World Statistics Day
Oct. 20

World Development Information Day
Oct. 24

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Nov. 6

World Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov. 10

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Nov. 14

International Day for Tolerance
Nov. 16

World Philosophy Day
Nov. 19

World Toilet Day
Nov. 19

Universal Children’s Day
Nov. 20

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Nov. 25

International Volunteer Day
Dec. 5

Human Rights Day
Dec. 10

International Mountain Day
Dec. 11

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Dec. 12

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Dec. 18

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