The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
MONDAY, May 9:
: Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rasul pays an official visit to China
(to May 12).
: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Petros Efthymiou visits Yerevan
: The Wilson Center hosts a discussion titled "Lessons From Bosnia And The Balkans
" in Washington.
: Europe Day
: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to address parliament in Islamabad
: Moscow's Red Square hosts the annual Victory Day parade
: The Washington-based Brookings Institution
hosts a discussion on the process by which Ukraine surrendered its nuclear weapons in the 1990s.
: UN Security Council holds briefings on the situation in Libya and a discussion of Bosnia-Herzegovina
: Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries
opens in Istanbul, Turkey (to May 13).
TUESDAY, May 10:
: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing titled "Outlook For Transition In Afghanistan
: The Washington-based U.S. Institute of Peace holds a discussion titled "Deep Political Crisis In Bosnia-Herzegovina
: The Washington-based Cato Institute holds a forum titled "America's Allies And War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, And Iraq
: Istanbul hosts a meeting of the Council of Europe ministers
(to May 11).
: Oslo Freedom Forum opens in Norway
to highlight global humanitarian issues (to May 11).
WEDNESDAY, May 11:
: The trials of former presidential candidates Mikalay Statkevich and Dzmitry Vus
to take place in Minsk.
: Iran resumes trial in Tehran of three U.S. hikers
arrested and accused of espionage in 2009. (NOTE: The trial has reportedly been postponed
: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to visit Moscow and St. Petersburg
(to May 14).
: Diego Maradona, Luis Figo, and other world soccer stars visit Chechnya
to play soccer in a new stadium in Grozny.
: Ukraine starts six-month rotating presidency of the Council of Europe
: 64th Cannes Film Festival
opens (to May 22).
: Launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-20
THURSDAY, May 12:
: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Petros Efthymiou visits Baku
: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev holds talks with President of Pakistan
Asif Ali Zardari in Moscow.
FRIDAY, May 13:
: Almaty hosts regular meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(to May 14).
: Amnesty International
launches its 2011 report, "The State Of The World’s Human Rights."
SATURDAY, May 14:
: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Petros Efthymiou visits Tbilisi
: Tehran hosts an international antiterrorism conference
. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is expected to attend.
: Germany's Dusseldorf hosts the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
SUNDAY, May 15:
: St. Petersburg hosts a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization
: 120th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov
: Ukraine's Day of Remembrance for Victims of Political Repression
: International Day of Families