Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission during the opening ceremony of the European Year for Development 2015. The EU Development Days is the flagship event of the EYD2015, which has the slogan, “Our world, our dignity, our future.” Photo by: Ilmars Znotins / European Union

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 June 1:

Institutional Investors: From Myth to Reality
June 1
Washington, D.C., United States

Urbanization in Africa: Trends, Promises and Challenges
June 1-2
Accra, Ghana

First Meeting of IAEG-SDG
June 1-2
New York, United States

WAVES 5th Annual Partnership Meeting
June 1-2
Washington, D.C., United States

DIME Seminar Series: Can Community Based Forest Conservation Work? Insights From a Randomized Impact Evaluation in Aceh
June 2
Washington, D.C., United States

Dissemination Workshop: Handbook for Improving the Living Conditions of Roma
June 2
Washington, D.C., United States

Facilitating Market-Led Agricultural Growth: A Comparison of Models in Nigeria and Uganda
June 2
Washington, D.C., United States

Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services Symposium (MEAS 2015)
June 3
Washington, D.C., United States

The European Development Days
June 3-4
Brussels, Belgium

World Economic Forum on Africa 2015
June 3-4
Cape Town, South Africa

9th European Forum on the Rights of the Child
June 3-4
Brussels, Belgium

34th International Energy Workshop
June 3-5
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Launch of the 2015 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan
June 4
Brussels, Belgium

Sustainable Food Summit
June 4-5
Amsterdam, Netherlands

3rd International Conference on Sustainable Development
June 5-6
Rome, Italy

39th Session of the FAO Conference
June 6-13
Rome, Italy

ASFN 6th Conference and 9th Annual Meeting
June 1-5
Myanmar

G-7 Summit
June 7-8
Krün, Germany

International celebrations:

International Children's Day
June 1

Global Day of Parents
June 1

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 4

World Environment Day 2015
June 5

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