Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Michael Møller, director-general of the United Nations Office at Geneva attends the Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Photo by: Violaine Martin / U.N. / CC BY-NC-ND

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Oct. 17:


Opportunity Collaboration
Oct. 15-20
Ixtapa, Mexico

World Health Summit
Oct. 15-17
Berlin, Germany

15th TechNet Conference
Oct. 16-20
Cascais, Portugal

High level meeting for the Evaluation of the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision
Oct. 17
Geneva, Switzerland

Africa End Poverty Day
Oct. 17
Washington, D.C., United States; Online

Global Green Growth Week
Oct. 17-20
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

How Should Donors Decide? Allocation Rules to Guide Aid Spending in Global Health
Oct. 18
Washington, D.C., United States

WHO Global Conference on NCDs
Oct. 18-20
Montevideo, Uruguay

Quebec Outbreak Intervention Symposium
Oct. 18-19
Quebec, Canada

Launch: Economic Update for Europe and Central Asia - Migration and Mobility
Oct. 19
Warsaw, Poland

Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor MarketsOct. 19
Washington, D.C., United States

A Hopeful Future: How We Can End Preventable Deaths of Moms and Kids Worldwide
Oct. 19
Washington, D.C., United States

Third Meeting of OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth: Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change 2017Oct. 19-20
Seoul, South Korea

Women’s Health Symposium
Oct. 20
Durham, North Carolina, United States

2017 AIHM Annual Conference: People, Planet, Purpose
Oct. 22-25
San Diego, California, United States

Can Digital Currencies Improve Financial Access?
Oct. 23
Washington, D.C., United States

PSLO Energy Mission to Washington
Oct. 23-25
Washington, D.C., United States

Unpacking accountability in education
Oct. 24
London, United Kingdom; Online

Lake Chad Basin: An overlooked crisis
Oct. 24
London, United Kingdom; Online

Saving for (No) Sex: The Effects of Precautionary Savings on Transactional Sex
Oct. 24
Washington, D.C., United States

Future Investment Initiative
Oct. 24-26
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Executive Course on Drug Policy, Diplomacy and Public Health 2017
Oct. 24-26
Geneva, Switzerland

Investment Competitiveness Forum
Oct. 24-27
Vienna, Austria

4th OECD Green Investment Financing Forum
Oct. 24-25
Paris, France


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct. 17

World Statistics Day
Oct. 20

World Polio Day
Oct. 24

United Nations Day
Oct. 24

World Development Information Day
Oct. 24

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