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MONDAY, December 5:
: The International Afghanistan Conference
, aimed to set the course for Afghanistan’s future, opens in Bonn.
: The first preliminary hearing into the case of Bidzina Ivanishvili's request to restore his Georgian citizenship
: The International Court of Justice
(ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, delivers its judgment in a dispute between Greece and Macedonia.
: The Brookings Institution in Washington
hosts two panel discussions on the future of Pakistan.
: The international observers monitoring the State Duma elections in the Russian Federation
present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference in Moscow.
: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a five-day European trip which includes Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands
(to December 9).
: International Volunteer Day
TUESDAY, December 6:
: Baku hosts a meeting of Azerbaijan-Pakistan intergovernmental commission
: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with Belarussian civil society representatives
: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington facilitates a discussion titled "Women Fighting for Peace in Iraq
: Vilnius hosts the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting
(to December 7).
: The Internet conference USENET//2011 opens in Tashkent
(to December 7).
WEDNESDAY, December 7:
: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian participates in the 20th Congress of the European People's Party
(EPP) in Marseille (to December 8).
: Brussels hosts an expert forum to discuss the European Union’s policies on Belarus in the context of the latest developments in the country
: NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs meet
at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (to December 8).
: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Prague
(to December 8).
: International Civil Aviation Day
THURSDAY, December 8:
: Lebanese President Michel Suleiman pays an official visit to Armenia
: The European Council opens in Brussels
to discuss economic policy, energy, and enlargement issues (to December 9).
: The Russia-NATO Council's ambassadorial meeting begins in Brussels
to focus on missile defense and arms control.
FRIDAY, December 9:
: The EU Accession Treaty with Croatia to be signed
at a ceremony in Brussels.
: International Anti-Corruption Day
: The World Policy Conference to hold discussion on the Arab spring
and global governance in Vienna.
SATURDAY, December 10:
: The left-centrist A Just Russia party holds its congress
: Human Rights Day
: Nobel Peace Prize to be presented
SUNDAY, December 11:
: Moldova’s breakaway region of Transdniester is holding a presidential election