Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Young people in Gao, Mali where the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali supports local youth in the launch of a communal project to promote peace and reconciliation in the country. The International Youth Day is celebrated on Aug. 12. Photo by: Marco Dormino / 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 Aug. 11:

Teleconference: Gaza Conflict Resumes After Ceasefire Ends
Aug. 11

WaterLinks Forum 2014
Aug. 11-13
Manila, Philippines

International Peacebuilders Forum 2014
Aug. 11-12
Montreux, Switzerland

2014 International Youth Day Summit
Aug. 12
Manila, Philippines

Seminar by Ayako Kondo: What prevents inter-industry labor reallocation?
Aug. 12
Tokyo, Japan

National Capacity Building Workshop on Sustainable and Inclusive Transport Development
Aug. 12-13
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Peace Mediation: From Conflict to Cooperation
Aug. 12-16
Montreux, Switzerland

A New Strategy for Civil Society Development for Africa
Aug. 13
Washington D.C., United States

MPDD Seminar Series on "Tax reforms in Latin America: Lessons for Asia and the Pacific"  by Mr. Vito Tanzi
Aug. 13
Bangkok, Thailand

Live Online Chat: Transport in the Asian Century
Aug. 13

Training to government officials in Kenya on the development of SE4ALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus
Aug. 13-15
Nairobi, Kenya

GRID-Arendal's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Aug. 14-15
Aust-Agder, Norway

International celebrations

International Youth Day
Aug. 12

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