Downing Street is the location of the residence of the British prime minister. The United Kingdom will hold its general elections on May 7. Photo by: U.K. Ministry of Defense / 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 May 4:

Launch of European Report on Development 2015
May 4
Brussels, Belgium

UNNExT Workshop on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Systems for Agrifood Products
May 4
Almaty, Kazakhstan

International Conference on Soil
May 4
Tirana, Albania

2015 Global Flood Partnership Conference
May 4-6
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Annual Energy Sector Mission in Cooperation With the PSLO Network
May 4-7
Washington, D.C., United States

Restorative Justice: The Promise, The Challenge Training Course
May 4-12
Washington, D.C., United States

The Summer Peace Building Institute: Helping Your Organizations Change Our World
May 4
Washington, D.C., United States

9th German-African Energy Forum – European Power for Africa
May 4-5
Hamburg, Germany

CReCER 2015: Preserving Economic Gains and Investing in the Future
May 4-8
Quito, Ecuador

The 12th Overview Course of Financial Sector Issues: Building Financial Sectors that Support Development
May 4-8
Washington, D.C., United States

DIME Seminar Series: Nation Building Through Compulsory Schooling During the Age of Mass Migration
May 5
Washington, D.C., United States        

Health and Species Protection: Converging or diverging objectives?
May 5
Brussels, Belgium        

Live Chat: Financial Diaries of Smallholders
May 5
Online

The Quality of Life Conference
May 5-6
New York City, United States

Seminar on Poverty Measurement
May 5-6
Geneva, Switzerland

ESCWA Second Session of the Arab High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development
May 5-7
Manama, Bahrain

Round Table Meetings for the NEPAD Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Program
May 5-7
Yaoundé, Cameroon        

Ebola One Year Later: What Have We Learned for the Way Forward?
May 6
Washington, D.C., United States        

How can Companies Uphold Freedom of Association and the Effective Recognition of the Right to Collective Bargaining? — From Principle to Action
May 6
Online

Poverty and Applied Microeconomics Seminar
May 6
Washington, D.C., United States

Investor Sophistication and Capital Income Inequality
May 6
Washington, D.C., United States

European Business Summit 2015
May 6-7
Brussels, Belgium

European Civil Protection Forum
May 6-7
Brussels, Belgium

Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labor Flows Between Asia and Arab States, Asia Tripartite Meeting
May 6-7
Bali, Indonesia        

World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015
May 6-8
Riviera Maya, Mexico

MSF Scientific Day: Innovative Approaches & Technology in Humanitarian Action
May 7
London, United Kingdom

Public-Private Partnerships: Joining Core Business Interests With Global Development
May 7
Washington, D.C., United States

Popular Representations of Development: Creating Global Alliances or Reproducing Inequalities?
May 7
London, United Kingdom

Lessons Learned From the Response to Mali’s Interconnected Crises
May 7
Geneva, Switzerland

Transportation for Sustainability – An International Conference
May 7-8
Washington, D.C., United States

2015 Danube Water Conference: Water Services — The State of the Sector
May 7-8
Vienna, Austria

Digital Youth Summit 2015
May 7-9
Peshawar, Pakistan

International Conference: Towards a Research Agenda for Global Food and Nutrition Security
May 8
Milan, Italy

International celebrations:

World Press Freedom Day
May 3

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