01 MAY
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD is organizing an international conference on Rural Inequalities: Evaluating approaches to overcome disparities. The conference will explore critical questions regarding whether strategies and programmes that aim to eradicate rural poverty reduce disparities within rural areas.
01 - 02 May 2018
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17 APR
Organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development - 2018 (18-20 April) brings together LAC governments and civil society and international organizations to evaluate how the region is progressing towards the achievement of the global Sustainable Development Goals.
17 April 2018
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16 APR
​Raising goats is an income-generating activity that has enormous potential to increase incomes and improve nutrition for resource poor households especially in remote, tribal and ecologically vulnerable areas. It is an activity that requires a low investment and input costs. Goats are prolific breeders and have a good survival rate in drought prone areas.
16 - 17 April 2018
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14 MAR
In collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, IFAD is organizing a high-level seminar entitled Preparing Rural Communities to Cope with Climate Change through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, in Islamabad on 14 March.
14 March 2018
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12 MAR
This year's CSW theme is challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.
12 - 23 March 2018
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08 MAR

International Women’s Day will draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population.

08 March 2018
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13 FEB
IFAD's 41st Governing Council, held on 13 and 14 February, is on the theme From fragility to long-term resilience: investing in sustainable rural economies.
13 - 14 February 2018
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01 FEB
The 28th UN-Water Meeting will take place from 1-2 February 2017, at the headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy. The meeting will gather UN-Water members and partners to discuss issues related to UN-Water.
01 - 02 February 2018
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07 FEB
The Near East and North Africa (NEN) regional presentation of the Rural Development Report (RDR) will be held on 8 December in Tunis, Tunisia.
07 February 2020
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06 NOV

At the UN Climate Change Conference this year (COP23), from 6 to 17 November, nations of the world will meet to advance the goals of the Paris Agreement and develop guidelines to support progress on implementation.

06 - 17 November 2017
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17 OCT
Purpose of this joint event would be to present to IFAD Country Programme Managers, other interested colleagues and Member States, the outcomes of the Interrelations between public policies, migration and development project (IPPMD) on how sectoral policies and programmes, in particular focused on agriculture and rural development, have a relevant impact on migration, and vice-versa.
17 October 2017
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12 OCT
On the occasion of the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the Rome-based Agencies (FAO, IFAD and WFP) are organising a side event in collaboration with Hivos, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and NEPAD.
12 October 2017
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12 SEP
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 12 September as the UN day for South-South Cooperation.Within the context of Agenda 2030 and in cooperation with FAO, IFAD will organise a two hour session to discuss the opportunities and challenges in promoting SSTC for sustainable and inclusive rural transformation.
12 September 2017
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27 JUN
IFAD invites you to learn about four successful agricultural innovations, each of which demonstrate high potential for being scaled up in projects and programmes. 
27 June 2017
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15 JUN
Organized by IFAD in collaboration with the World Bank and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the Forum coincided with the celebration of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) on 16 June, in recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrants to the wellbeing of their families and communities back home.
15 - 16 June 2017
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27 APR
An interactive discussion will be held at IFAD Headquarters in Rome with representatives from the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Ethiopia to learn about their successfull experiences in rapidly reducing rural poverty.
27 April 2017
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13 MAR
IFAD continued its advocacy and partnership building to empower rural and indigenous women by playing an active role in the sixty-first session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
13 - 24 March 2017
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