Members of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operations in Darfur plant trees outside their headquarters in El Fasher, Sudan, to mark last year’s World Environment Day. The annual celebration is held June 5. Photo by: Albert González Farran / 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 June 2:

Toward universal health care: Lessons from Latin America on health benefits plans
June 2
Washington, D.C., United States

Climate Finance and Investment Forum in West Africa
June 2-3
Togo, Africa

Youth Forum
June 2-3
New York, United States        

WEF Japan Meeting 2014
June 2-3
Tokyo, Japan    

ABCDE 2014
June 2-3
Washington, D.C., United States

Legal Leaks training for journalists: Access to information and accountability
June 2-3
Pristina, Serbia

2014 Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management
June 2-4
Suva, Fiji

Micronutrient Forum Global Conference
June 2-6
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia         

Financing a transformative post-2015 agenda: How does infrastructure finance fit in?
June 3
Athens, Greece                    

Enter the Dragon: Assessing risks from China’s financial sector for Latin America
June 3
Washington, D.C., United States

Transition in Yemen: What role for humanitarian action?
June 3
London, United Kingdom

Stronger SMEs for shared prosperity: Developing sustainable financial reporting frameworks in Europe and Central Asia
June 3
Vienna, Austria  

MRV GHG emissions under existing and developing carbon pricing mechanisms
June 3
Bonn, Germany

New Environmentalism Summit
June 3
Brussels, Belgium        

4th Annual LCIRAH Research Conference: Agri-food policy and governance for nutrition and health
June 3-4
London, United Kingdom

Green Week 2014: Circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste
June 3-5
Brussels, Belgium

UNGA dialogue 3 on technology transfer mechanism
June 4
New York, United States                    

Nansen Initiative consultation: Regional dynamics of human mobility in West Africa 
June 4
Bonn, Germany                    

18th Annual Humanitarian HR Europe Conference
June 4-5
Budapest, Hungary                    

G-7 Summit
June 4-5
Brussels, Belgium

ASEM Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
June 4-6
Manila, Philippines

First Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum
June 4-6
New York, United States                    

2014 Tech4Dev International Conference
June 4-6
Lausanne, Switzerland                    

Bonn Climate Change Conference
June 4-15
Bonn, Germany

What is the future of ICT in Myanmar
June 5
Washington, D.C., United States

The impact of educational technology on teaching and learning
June 5
Washington, D.C., United States

Pathways to progress in health: Lessons from leading performers
June 5
London, United Kingdom                    

Gender equality and inequality in rural India
June 5
Washington, D.C., United States

Feed the Future and innovATE: Innovation for agricultural training and education
June 5
‎University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Launch of the Networks of Mediterranean Youth: NET-MED Youth ProjectJune 5
Paris, France

Help yourself! Food rights and responsibilities: Year two findings from Life in a time of food price volatility
June 5
Dublin, Ireland  

Civil society forum on ILO Domestic Workers Convention
June 5-6
Bangkok, Thailand

Second Annual Conference on Legislative Drafting and Law Reform
June 5-6
Washington, D.C., United States

2nd World Summit of Legislators
June 6-8
Mexico, Mexico

The ecosystem architect: Growing economies through entrepreneurship and innovation
June 7
Washington D.C., United States

Second Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Conference
June 7-9
Beijing, China

International celebrations

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 4

World Environment Day
June 5

Elections

Syria presidential election
June 3

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