Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 30 November 2015

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (fourth from left) and Christiana Figueres (center), executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), meet with civil society leaders at the Le Bourget-Paris exhibition site, where France will host this year's UN Climate Change Conference, COP21, from Nov. 30 - Dec. 11. Photo by: Rick Bajornas / 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 Nov. 30:

Measuring Global Poverty: Past, Present and Future
Nov. 30
Washington, D.C., United States

2°C: Understanding Climate Change Policy and the Importance of the Paris Conference
Nov. 30
Tbilisi, Georgia

United Nations Climate Change Conference
Nov. 30-Dec. 11
Paris, France

Lessons from Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and the Middle East
Dec. 1
Washington, D.C., United States

Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action
Dec. 1
Washington, D.C., United States

Women’s Empowerment, Neoliberal Development and Global Justice
Dec. 1
London, United Kingdom

International Skills Development Forum
Dec. 1
Manila, Philippines

E-Procurement Forum: Enhancing Public Spending
Dec. 1-3
Vienna, Austria

How Does Biodiversity Pay its Way? Nature Conservation and Development in Uganda and Vietnam
Dec. 2
Brussels, Belgium

What the Ebola Outbreak and Response Tells Us about the Aid System
Dec. 2
London, United Kingdom

The Future of Multilateral Development Banks
Dec. 2
London, United Kingdom

Leave no one behind: Tackling inequalities of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
Dec. 3
Brussels, Belgium

The Effects of School-based Decision-Making on Educational Outcomes in Low and Middle-Income Contexts
Dec. 3
London, United Kingdom

ADBI Annual Conference 2015: Global Uncertainty, Macroeconomic Shocks and Growth in Asia
Dec. 3
Tokyo, Japan

Praxis Discussion: Renewable Energy in the Pacific
Dec. 4
Sydney, Australia

Investment in Nutrition: Initiatives in Africa
Dec. 4
Tokyo, Japan

Urban Sanitation Markets: Scale and Resilience
Dec. 4
London, United Kingdom

Development and Climate Days at COP21
Dec. 5-6
Paris, France

International celebrations

World AIDS Day
Dec. 1

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec. 2

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec. 3

World Soil Day
Dec. 5

International Volunteer Day
Dec. 5

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