A woman cradles her child in Kavimvira transit center in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu Province. This year's World Humanitarian Day theme is "One Humanity," a call from the United Nations to stand together with the 130 million people who need humanitarian assistance to survive. Photo by: UNHCR

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Aug. 15:

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

The State of Sustainable Supply Chains
Aug. 17

USAID's 2016 Acting on the Call Report
Aug. 17

Obesity in Asia and the Pacific: Facts, Prospects, Consequences, and Policies for Better Health
Aug. 17-18
Tokyo, Japan

Joint Training Program on Economic Corridor Development for Competitive and Inclusive Asia
Aug. 17-19

Ground truths: Local humanitarians in conflict
Aug. 18
London, United Kingdom

8th China, Japan and Korea Roundtable and China SDGs Summit
Aug. 22
Beijing, China

Global Shocks and the New Global and Regional Financial Architecture
Aug. 23-24

International Workshop on Big Data Analytics 2016
Aug. 23-24
Johor Bahru, Malaysia        

International celebrations

World Humanitarian Day
Aug. 19

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
Aug. 23

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