Events preview: This week in development cooperation

The U.N. General Assembly Hall erupts with applause during the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda on Sept. 25. Photo by: Cia Pak / 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. 28:

SDG Summit Week side session: Achieving SDG2
Sept. 28
New York, United States

Social Good Summit — Spatial agent: A new look at development data
Sept. 28
New York, United States

Fourth sessions of the International Conference on Chemicals Management
Sept. 28-Oct. 2
Brussels, Belgium

A conversation with President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras
Sept. 28
Washington, D.C., United States

Hidden people of North Korea: New economy, old politics
Sept. 28
Washington, D.C., United States

Electrify Africa: The continent’s energy poverty and priorities for the United States
Sept. 28
Washington, D.C., United States

South Asia Economic Conclave
Sept. 28-30
New Delhi, India

Should we just give people cash?
Sept. 29
Washington, D.C., United States

Internet governance in September 2015
Sept. 29
Geneva, Switzerland

The fundamental link between climate and development: Identifying practical solutions for both
Sept. 29
New York, United States

The Syrian refugee crisis: Challenges for Syria's neighbors and the international community
Sept. 29
Washington, D.C., United States

Promoting good governance and fighting corruption: The example of natural resource management
Sept. 29
Washington, D.C., United States

Accelerating progress in girls’ education
Sept. 29
Washington, D.C., United States

Platform for Action Part F: Women in the economy
Sept. 29
Arlington, Virginia, United States

ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit
Sept.29-30
Geneva, Switzerland

Dodging the taxman: Firm misreporting and limits to tax enforcement
Sept. 30
Washington, D.C., United States

Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment and Trade Stakeholder Forum
Sept. 30
Washington, D.C., United States

Exploring the potential impact of long-acting artemisinin-based combination therapies
Sept. 30
London, United Kingdom

WTO Public Forum: “Trade works ... IF” — what does it take to make trade work for development?
Oct. 1
Geneva, Switzerland

CFTA: Boosting trade for people in Africa?
Oct. 1
Geneva, Switzerland

The World Bank's priorities in a changing global landscape: A conversation with Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Oct. 1
Washington, D.C., United States

U.N. Women's Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016
Oct. 1
Washington, D.C., United States

Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2015
Oct. 1-2
Geneva, Switzerland

#YouthDialogues — The future of development
Oct. 2
Washington, D.C., United States

Pastoralism: Past perspectives and future policy
Oct. 2
London, United Kingdom, and online

Estonia ICT Day, Digitally smart solutions for sustainable development
Oct. 2
Washington, D.C., United States

Africa's response to epidemic threats
Oct. 2
London, United Kingdom

The Global Asthma Network: How can it contribute to reducing NCDs?
Oct. 2
London, United Kingdom

The Port: Hackathon at CERN
Oct. 2-5
Geneva, Switzerland

Financing clean energy rural electrification projects
Oct. 4
Cape Town, South Africa

International celebrations

World Heart Day
Sep. 29

International Day of Older Persons
Oct. 1

International Day of Non-Violence
Oct. 2

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