Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Two girls receive migrant worker counselling in Cambodia. Human trafficking for forced labor is prevalent in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by: International Labor Organization / CC BY-NC-ND

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 July 27:

Cities and Housing Central America Forum
July 27
Managua, Nicaragua

Textbooks for Every Child in Africa
July 27-29
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Green Climate Fund Regional Workshop Pacific Islands
July 27-29
Nadi, Fiji

The 6th China Transport Forum
July 27
Beijing, China

Strengthening a Bipartisan Legacy of Modernizing U.S. Foreign Assistance
July 28
Washington, D.C., United States

Improving Productivity in Pharmaceutical Research and Development
July 28
Washington, D.C., United States

International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific
July 28-29
Kanagawa, Japan

This Land is Whose Land? Navigating Issues of Land Rights and Governance
July 29

Beijing's Lost Platform: Gender and Disability
July 29
Washington, D.C., United States

2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference
July 30-31
Nairobi, Kenya

International celebrations

World Hepatitis Day
July 28

International Day of Friendship
July 30

World Day against Trafficking in Persons
July 30

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