Joan Henry performs a welcoming song at the 2014 Commemoration of International Day of Indigenous Peoples held at the U.N headquarters. Photo by: Paulo Filgueiras / United Nations / CC BY-NC-ND

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Aug. 9:

Making Markets: Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Outlook and Opportunities in Southeast Asia
Aug. 9

Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options: Findings from Zambia and Malawi
Aug. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

HI-5: Exploring Community-Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years
Aug. 9

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

Capacity Building Workshop: Building Climate Resilient Agriculture in Pacific SIDS
Aug. 9-11
Nadi, Fiji

The New Urban Agenda: Exploring the Local and Global Impacts of Habitat III
Aug. 10

ARTNeT-ITD Training on Environmental Goods and Services Negotiations
Aug. 10-11
Bangkok, Thailand

4th Asian Youth Forum
Aug. 10-12
Manila, Philippines

Congo’s Political Crisis: What is the Way Forward?
Aug. 15
Washington, D.C., United States

Scoping Meeting for IPCC Special Report on Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C Above Pre-Industrial Levels
Aug. 15-17
Geneva, Switzerland

African Drought Conference
Aug. 15-19
Windhoek, Namibia

Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab Workshop for Spatial Data Analysis & Modeling for Agricultural Development
Aug. 15-19
Arusha, Tanzania

International celebrations

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

International Youth Day
Aug. 12

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