June 24, 2018: Université de Moncton offers international summer course on 'Rights of the Child'

Featuring themes such as universality and realization of children’s rights in early childhood and educational services, and the right to education, the Université de Moncton is offering the seventh edition of its summer course on the Rights of the Child.  With a focus on Articles 28 and 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, keynote speakers include a social pediatrician, a special rapporteur to the UN, a high-profile philanthropist, and Renate Winters, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Location: Moncton, Canada

Event website - Université de Moncton

Canada Education

25 June, 2018: Info Day on EU Societal Challenge 2 Calls for Proposals

The EU research agency has planned a meeting to share practical information on how to apply for upcoming calls for proposals under the Societal Challenge 2019 work program. The program will cover food security; sustainable agriculture; forestry; marine, maritime and inland water research; and the bioeconomy.

Registration for the event is free of charge, available until June 15, 2018. All sessions will be web-streamed and recorded, and presentations will be published after the event.

Location: Brussels, Belgium and streamed live online

Website – European Commission


June 25, 2018: Université de Montréal offers summer course on women in international security

The Université de Montréal offers a week-long summer course on women in international security, led by Stéfanie von Hlatky of Queen’s University and Marie-Joëlle Zahar of Université de Montréal. The course brings together academics and policymakers to discuss the role of women in international security and how including a gender perspective may influence the analysis and management of global-security issues. It aims to equip participants with an understanding of the complex issues of gender and international security, as well as to inform participants as to how they can incorporate gender into their own analyses.

Location: Montreal, Canada

Event website - Université de Montréal (in French) 


June 26-29, 2018: RMIT University is hosting International Conference on Cultural Economics

The RMIT University is hosting the 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics.

The conference aims to enable discussions on a range of economic issues relating to arts, sports, and culture. It will feature a young researchers workshop as well as art exhibitions and film screenings.

Location: Melbourne, Australia 

Event website - RMIT


June 26-28, 2018: South Korea holds 13th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity

South Korea hosts the 13th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity on 'Re-engineering Peace for Asia' in Jeju Island, South Korea. Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Jeju Forum began in 2001 as a regional dialogue to discuss future visions on sustainable peace and prosperity in Asia. The three-day forum includes sessions on Asian networks and development cooperation, the peace and development cooperation nexus, and inter-regional cooperation initiatives.

Location: Jeju Island, South Korea

Event Website – Jeju Forum

South Korea

June 26, 2018: AFD and Expertise France host event on health and security in the Sahel

The French Development Agency (AFD) and Expertise France host a conference entitled 'Health and safety of populations in the Sahel', to discuss how to better target their health interventions in the region and leverage innovative operating methods. Speakers will include Rémy Rioux, Director of AFD; Sébastien Mosneron Dupin, Director of Expertise France; Daouda Maiga, Governor of Ménaka, Mali; Xavier Crespin, former Director General of the West African Health Organization; and Issa Guire, Chief Medical Officer, Djibo District, Burkina Faso. 

Location: Paris, France

Registration - Eventbrite (in French)

France Global health

June 27-28, 2018: Norad hosts REDD-Exchange conference

The Oslo Redd Exchange 2018 Conference aims to present results from REDD+ and  to promote its successful implementation. REDD+ is a United Nations-led program to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. It is supported by Norway. The conference gathers policy makers, practitioners, and civil society to exchange perspectives and experiences. 

Few event details are yet available. 

Website - Norad


June 27-28, 2018: Norway hosts Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2018

The Oslo Tropic Forest Forum 2018, also known as the REDD+ Exchange 2018, will celebrate results and identify remaining challenges after ten years of work to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. A high-level official of the Government of Norway will open the conference, which includes plenary sessions, panels, and fishbowl discussions. Topics will include supply chain commitments, reducing illegal logging, corruption, other forest-related crimes, recognizing indigenous rights, and reducing violence against environmental defenders.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - Norad 

Norway Agriculture

June 28-29: South Korea holds Korea-LAC Future Cooperation Forum

South Korea will hold its 2018 Korea-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) Future Cooperation Forum from June 28 to 29 in Seoul, South Korea. Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, this year’s theme is 'Smart Cities and Urban Regeneration'. Representatives from Korea and LAC will discuss bilateral and multilateral cooperation plans at the high-level forum held on day 2.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Event Website – 2018 Korea-LAC Future Cooperation Forum

South Korea

June 28, 2018: AFD hosts conference on protecting civil society actors

The French Development Agency AFD hosts a conference on protecting civil society actors, in response to the shrinking space for civil society around the world. The conference examines the impact of this narrowing space on the development community, and suggests strategies to defend civil society actors.

The event is co-organized by the International Forum of National Platforms of NGOs (FIP), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), CCFD-Terre Solidaire, and Reporters Without Borders. Speakers include Miguel Santibañez and Samad Sarailly, FIP President and Vice-President; Seamus Jeffreson, Director of Concord; and Jean-Luc Galbrun from Coordination SUD.

Location: Paris, France

Registration - Eventbrite (in French)