Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A United Nations peacekeeper takes part in a training exercise in the Democratic Republic of Congo. May 29 is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Photo by: Martine Perret / U.N.

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 26:

Europe and Central Asia — Regional Gender Knowledge Forum
May 25-27
Almaty, Kazakhstan

5th Assembly of the Global Environment Facility
May 25-30
Cancún, Mexico

Meeting of Focal Specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN
May 26
Bangkok, Thailand

APEC Financial Regulators Training Initiative: Regional Seminar on Derivatives Markets and Products
May 26
Bangkok, Thailand

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements
May 26
Bogota, Colombia

43rd Standing Committee of APTA  
May 26-27
Vientiane, Laos

7th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium
May 26-28
Tokyo, Japan

Training on Electronic Traceability for Agricultural Trade Facilitation and Smallholder Integration
May 26-28
Kathmandu, Nepal        

Catalyzing Innovation: From Concepts to Commitments
May 26-28
Istanbul, Turkey

5th Africa Water Week
May 26-31
Dakar, Senegal

3rd Asian Sanitation Dialogue
May 27
Manila, Philippines

Assessing NGO Capacity: An Overview of Tools & Facilitation Techniques
May 27
Washington D.C., United States        

Facebook Chat: Pakistan's New Country Partnership Strategy
May 27
Online

e-Estonia: The Making of an Information Age Society
May 27
Washington D.C., United States

1st European Media and Information Literacy Forum
May 27-28
Paris, France                    

Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers and ILO-ASEAN TRIANGLE Project Regional Civil Society Consultation
May 27 - 28
Bangkok, Thailand

International Cooperation in the 21st Century: Partnerships for Delivering the Post-2015 Agenda
May 27-28
London, United Kingdom

4th Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas
May 27-29
Guayas, Ecuador

ECOSOC Integration Segment
May 27-29
New York, United States

3rd Sanitation Dialogue: 11th Hour to MDGs 2015
May 27-29
Manila, Philippines

IAEA International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions
May 27-29
Vienna, Austria

15th Meeting of the Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea
May 27-30
New York, United States

10th Public Procurement Knowledge Exchange Platform
May 27-30
Istanbul, Turkey                     

Webinar: Financing Coffee Growers — Lessons from a Banking Partnership in Honduras
May 28
Online

Panel Discussion on the Sino-African Initiative
May 28
Washington D.C., United States

Unlocking Smallholder Assets: Warehouse Receipts and ICT
May 28
Online

Shifting the Balance: Strengthening Knowledge to Policy Systems in Indonesia
May 28
Washington D.C., United States

Growth with Depth: Exploring African Transformation
May 28
Online                      

Jiyo! Project: Creating New Livelihood for Artisans and Craftspeople in Rural India
May 28
Tokyo, Japan

Carbon Expo 2014
May 28-30
Cologne, Germany                    

11th Meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
May 28-30
Montreal, Canada

Residential NGO Management Training
May 28-30
Pokhara, Nepal        

79th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board
May 28 - June 1
Bonn, Germany

103rd Session of the International Labour Conference
May 28 - June 12
Geneva, Switzerland

Pathways to a Gender-just World
May 29
Brighton, United Kingdom

Redistribution, Inequality and Growth
May 29
Washington D.C., United States

Engaging Men and Boys in Food and Nutrition Security: The Hidden Half of Gender Equality Programming
May 29
Online                      

What if Women Ruled the World?
May 29
Brighton, United Kingdom

Soccer and Development? A Conversation with Joshua Nadel
May 29
Washington D.C., United States

Making GrEEEn Cities a Reality
May 29
Online                      

Ecosystems, Economy and Society: How Large-scale Restoration Can Stimulate Sustainable Development
May 29-30
Washington D.C., United States

Aspirations, Poverty and Inequality: The 4th World Bank Group Conference on Equity
May 29-30
Washington D.C., United States

Resilient Cities 2014: Fifth Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
May 29-31
Bonn, Germany

2nd Meeting of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management
May 29-31
Jakarta, Indonesia                    

Can REDD+ Save Indonesia’s Forests?
May 30
Washington D.C., United States                    

International celebrations:

International Day of Action for Women’s Health
May 28

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
May 29

World No-Tobacco Day
May 31    

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