Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A mother and her newborn child in Orissa, India. This week the world puts the spotlight on breast-feeding and how it is key to sustainable development. Photo by: Pippa Ranger / Department for International Development / CC BY-SA

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Aug. 1:

Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week
Aug. 1-5
Manila, Philippines

Outcomes from the Durban International AIDS ConferenceAug. 3
Washington, D.C., United States

Powering Evidence-Based International Aid with Mobile Technology
Aug. 3
Washington, D.C., United States

The Future of Work in the Developing World
Aug. 3-5
Aspen, Colorado, United States

Seventh Meeting of the Regular Process for World Ocean AssessmentAug. 3-9
New York, United States

Advancing Financial and Digital Inclusion
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

Women’s Health Matters! Updates from Women Deliver and World Health AssemblyAug. 4

The African Caucus Meeting
Aug. 4-5
Cotonou, Benin

Costly Real Estate Bubbles?
Aug. 5
Tokyo, Japan

An Exposure Visit of Delegates from Pakistan to Nepal to Study Migrant Resource Center Operations and RegulationsAug. 7-11
Kathmandu, Nepal

Breakthrough Innovation Challenge Overview
Aug. 8-11

Uncovering Monetary Transmission Mechanisms in Low-Income CountriesAug. 8
Tokyo, Japan

Insights from Social Science for Designing a Socially Inclusive Transformation
Aug. 8
Jambi, Indonesia

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Combating Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples as Change Agents through Decent Work
Aug. 8
Geneva, Switzerland

High Level Symposium on SDG 6 and Targets
Aug. 9-11
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

International celebrations

World Breastfeeding Week
Aug. 1-7

International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Aug. 9

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