Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A red ribbon on a tree branch. World AIDS Day is on Dec. 1. Photo by: ttfnrob / CC BY-NC

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 Dec. 1:

United Nations Climate Change Conference
Dec. 1-12
Lima, Peru

17th European Forum on Eco-innovation
Dec. 1-2
Lyon, France

United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights
Dec. 1-3
Geneva, Switzerland

Men for Gender Justice: Breaking cycles of violence against women and girls
Dec. 1
Geneva, Switzerland

From infancy to adolescence: examining the impact of child poverty from four rounds of the Young Lives study
Dec. 1
London, United Kingdom

Turn down the heat: Confronting the new climate normal
Dec. 2
Washington, D.C., United States

People step forward: How human capital is leading development
Dec. 2
Brussels, Belgium

Dying for solutions: Trials of interventions to reduce early mortality
Dec. 2
London, United Kingdom

First specialist conference on municipal water management and sanitation in developing countries
Dec. 2-4
Bangkok, Thailand

Global Soil Biodiversity Conference
Dec. 2-5
Dijon, France

Does poverty drive violence against children?
Dec. 3
London, United Kingdom

Empresas Agenda Post 2015
Dec. 3
Madrid, Spain

11th Energy for Development Conference
Dec. 3
Paris, France

Macro, trade, and finance seminar series: Ethnic inequality
Dec. 3
Washington, D.C., United States

Global Launch of the Violence Against Women and Girls Resource Guide
Dec. 3
Washington, D.C., United States

Interdisciplinary research in development: Research design
Dec. 3
London, United Kingdom

Initiatives to promote gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Dec. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

3ie-LIDC seminar series: Why targeting matters: A systematic review of farmer field schools targeting
Dec. 4
London, United Kingdom

Social Media and the "Arab Spring"
Dec. 4
New York, United States

Training webinar on ASEAN renewable energy guidelines
Dec. 4
Online

Impact evaluation for evidence-based policy design and implementation
Dec. 5
Tokyo, Japan

HIV/AIDS archive collections in the U.K.: Recording an ongoing epidemic
Dec. 5
London, United Kingdom

2015 International Year of Soils launch
Dec. 5
New York, United States

International Organizations Holiday Party
Dec. 6
Washington, DC, United States

Development & Climate Days 2014 at COP20
Dec. 6-7
Lima, Peru

Climate and Health Summit 2014
Dec. 6
Lima, Peru

Transport Day 2014
Dec. 7
Lima, Peru

International celebrations

World AIDS Day
Dec. 1

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec. 3

International Volunteer Day
Dec. 5

World Soil Day
Dec. 5

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