Events preview: This week in development cooperation By Devex Editor 18 October 2016
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the opening of the Habitat III. Photo by: Eskinder Debebe / U.N.
Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Oct. 17:
FEATURED EVENT Habitat III: United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Oct. 17-20 Quito, Ecuador
In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.
Devex is reporting from Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, this week. Follow our reporter, Naki Mendoza on Twitter (
@mfbmendoza) and keep up with Devex coverage. You can also read more about the #newurbanagenda. EVENTS IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security Oct. 17-21 Rome, Italy Global Learning and Brexit Oct. 18 London, United Kingdom Migration and Health — Where’s the Global Leadership? Oct. 18 London, United Kingdom The Current Macroeconomic Situation in the People’s Republic of China and the Policy Options Oct. 18 Tokyo, Japan Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health in Humanitarian Settings Oct. 18 Online Increasing Survival in the First Month of Life: A Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Improving Newborn Health Oct. 18 Online Mobilizing Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action Oct. 18 Online 2016 ReSAKSS Annual Conference Oct. 18-20 Accra, Ghana Asia Women Leaders Program 2016 Oct. 18-21 Manila, Philippines Knowledge Seminar on Results-Based Financing and Output-Based Aid "Bringing Development to Communities to Improve Lives and Achieve Measurable Results: Examples from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kenya" Oct. 19 Tokyo, Japan Global Health 2030 Symposium Oct. 19 Tysons, Virginia, United States Research in the Midst of Health Emergencies: Implications for Future Response Oct. 19 Tysons, Virginia, United States Asia-Pacific Summit on Low Carbon Technology: Building Partnerships for Low Carbon Technology Promotion Oct. 19-20 Hunan Province, China Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises’ Access to Finance in a Digital Finance Era Oct. 19-20 Tokyo, Japan WHO Global Dialogue Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs Oct. 19-21 Balaclava, Mauritius Erosion and Adaptation Project in West Africa Coastal Area: Inception Workshop Oct. 19-21 Lomé, Togo Girl Summit DC 2016: Keeping Our Promises to Adolescent Girls Oct. 20 Washington, D.C., United States Equity and Development: Ten Years On Oct. 20-21 Washington, D.C., United States Power and Energy Connectivity through Cooperation in South Asia Oct. 21-22 Dhaka, Bangladesh Collaboration through storytelling: lessons from Nepal Oct. 24 London, United Kingdom Singapore International Energy Week 2016 Oct. 24-28 Singapore INTERNATIONAL OBSERVANCES United Nations Day Oct. 24 World Development Information Day Oct. 24 Know of an upcoming event that might be of interest to the international development community? Leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Read more development aid news online, and subscribe to The Development Newswire to receive top international development headlines from the world’s leading donors, news sources and opinion leaders — emailed to you FREE every business day.