Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A child learns how to write in Myanmar. International Literacy Day is on Sept. 8. Photo by: Kibae Park / 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 Sept. 7:

Innovative tools & approaches to enhance gender equality in VCD
Sept. 7-14
Kampala, Uganda                    

Death, Poverty, and Tobacco Taxes
Sept. 8
Washington D.C., United States                    

Urban Development Planning Meeting
Sept. 8
Washington D.C., United States

Second meeting of the Task Force on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystem Nexus
Sept. 8-9
Geneva, Switzerland

Hydroflux: Project Review Meeting
Sept. 8-10
France, Paris          

Application deadline: Master in occupational safety and health
Sept. 8-30
Turin, Italy

International Solid Waste Association’s 2014 Solid Waste World Congress
Sept. 8-11
Sao Paolo, Brazil

7th Annual ESP Conference 2014
Sept. 8-12
San Jose, Costa Rica

Tax and Development Roundtable
Sept. 9
Washington D.C., United States                    

The International Health and Nutrition Workgroup — From conflict to reconstruction: Generating and using evidence to address short-term health needs and build long-term capacity
Sept. 9
Washington D.C., United States                    

The Africa Food Security Conference and Agri-ExhibitionSept. 9-10Nairobi, Kenya            

Stakeholders consultation on MRH project and model law for Northern Africa
Sept. 9-10
Tunis, Tunisia

Training of Trainers
Sept. 9-11
Washington, D.C., United States         

Climate change and the post-2015 development framework: Developing country perspectives
Sept. 10
London, United Kingdom                   

Annual Meeting of the New Champions
Sept. 10-12            
Tianjin, China

Adaptation Fund: Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #3
Sept. 10-12
Bangkok, Thailand

Tackling trade-offs in the food-water-energy nexus: lessons for the SDGsSept. 11                       London, United Kingdom                    

Getting the most out of USAIDs Gender 101 training tool        
Sept. 11
Washington D.C., United States                    

UNGA high-level stocktaking event on the post-2015 development agenda: contributions to the secretary-general's synthesis report
Sept. 11-12
New York, United States                    

International celebrations:

International Literacy Day
Sept. 8

World Suicide Prevention Day 
Sept. 10

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
Sept. 12

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