Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A statue of Nelson Mandela outside the South African embassy in Washington, D.C., United States. July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day. Photo by: Ted Eytan / CC BY-SA

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 14:

5th Petersberg Climate Dialogue
July 14-15
Berlin, Germany

The first session of the Preparatory Committee of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
July 14-15
Geneva, Switzerland

6th Summit of Heads of State and Government of BRICS
July 14-16
Fortaleza, Brazil

Expert group meeting on the regional review of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action with focus on productive capacities
July 14
Dili, Timor-Leste

fin4ag 2014: Revolutionizing finance for agri-value chains
July 14-18
Nairobi, Kenya

Thirteenth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
July 14-18
New York, United States

Support to the Social Cash Transfers-Secretariat in Ministry of Gender and Development
July 14-25
Monrovia, Liberia

Workshop on practical approach to create incentive for economic diversification
July 15-16
Dili, Timor-Leste

Asia-Pacific Civil Registrars Meeting
July 15-17
Pattaya, Thailand

Climate Finance Readiness Seminar
July 15-17
Washington, D.C., United States

21st Century Agricultural Policies
July 16
Washington, D.C., United States

Businesses and the future of humanitarian action
July 16
London, United Kingdom

Seminar by Ian Coxhead: 21st Century Challenges for Southeast Asia
July 17
Tokyo, Japan

Women, migration and development: Investing in the future
July 17-18
London, United Kingdom and online

International celebrations

Nelson Mandela Day
July 18

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