The world’s population reached 7 billion in 2011. World Population Day is celebrated every year on July 11. Photo by: Rick Bajornas / United Nations

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 July 7:

Can aid donors help support LGBT rights in developing countries?
July 7
London, United Kingdom and online

Bridging infrastructure gaps through smart investment
July 7-8
Lima, Peru

Kenya: Training workshop for teachers for Rwanda’s future as a knowledge-based society
July 7-8
Kigali, Kenya

22nd European Social Services Conference
July 7-9
Rome, Italy

Third session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources
July 7-9
Rome, Italy

The ministerial meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
July 7-9
New York, United States

Global Food Prices and Business Cycle Dynamics in an Emerging Market Economy
July 8
Tokyo, Japan

Permagarden Workshop: An agroecological approach to strengthening household food and nutrition security
July 8
Washington D.C., United States

Basics and beyond: What drives national progress in education?
July 8
London, United Kingdom and online

Green Economy in the South: an International Conference
July 8-10
Dodoma, Tanzania

International conference on peri-urban landscapes: water, food and environmental security
July 8-10
Sydney, Australia

Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture — Global conference    
July 8-10
Hague, the Netherlands    

UNDESA-UNESCO Expert group meeting on statistics and disabilities
July 8-10
France, Paris

The Millennium Challenge Corporation: Improving Food Security in Burkina Faso
July 9
Washington D.C., United States    

Horticulture: Key Opportunities for Nutrition
July 9
Washington D.C., United States

Webinar: Transformation of Food Supply Chains — What Every Agricultural Banker Should Know
July 9
Online

United Nations launch of the UNESCO report: “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development”
July 9
New York, United States

Technical Seminar on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security
July 9
Brussels, Belgium

”Towards Human Development”: a book in honour of Sir Richard Jolly
July 10
London, United Kingdom and online

How to achieve Sustainable Development Goal #4: Ensuring Healthy Lives
July 10
Washington D.C., United States

Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Learn, Adapt, Apply
July 10-11
Washington D.C., United States

Uganda National Workshop on the WTO/ TBT Agreement
July 11
Kampala, Uganda

Brussels Briefing 37: Building resilience of SIDS through trade and agribusiness development
July 11
Brussels, Belgium

International celebrations

World Population Day
July 11

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