The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
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MONDAY, September 17:
The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) holds large-scale military exercises
in Armenia (to September 19).
: Baku hosts the Oil, Gas, and Media conference
(to September 19).
: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Paris
, meets with French President Francois Hollande (to September 18).
: UN expert on minority issues Rita Izsak visits Bosnia-Herzegovina
to examine the human rights situation of different minorities, including the Roma and other recognized national minorities (to September 25).
: Istanbul hosts the Iraq Future Energy 2012
meeting (to September 20).
: Lithuanian, Latvian, Romanian, Bulgarian, and Czech foreign ministers visit Tbilisi
: Vienna hosts the IAEA's General Conference
(to September 21).
: Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev visits Vilnius
(to September 18).
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule participates in the High Level Accession Dialogue in Skopje
: World Council of Churches holds conference on Pakistan's blasphemy law
in Geneva (to September 19).
: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends military exercise "Caucasus 2012," in Krasnodar Krai
, which ends on September 23.
TUESDAY, September 18:
Armenia/Russia: Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov visits Yerevan
to attend the CSTO military exercises.
: British Foreign Office Minister for Europe David Lidington pays an official visit to Yerevan
(to September 19).
: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is expected to meet with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili
: OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic pays her first official visit to Belgrade
to meet top government officials, media policymakers, NGO representatives, and journalists.
: Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf to appear before the Supreme Court in Islamabad
: The 67th regular session of the UN General Assembly
opens in New York.
WEDNESDAY, September 19:
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule meets Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic
: European Policy Center (EPC) hosts a discussion titled "Georgia’s Democratic Transformation And The Parliamentary Elections
" in Brussels.
: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Kazakhstan
to attend the ninth Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum in Pavlodar.
: UN Security Council holds an open debate on children and armed conflict
: Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosts a discussion titled "New Russian Laws: Tightening the Noose on Free Speech?
" in Washington.
THURSDAY, September 20:
: Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit Bishkek
: OSCE South-East Europe media conference
opens in Belgrade (to September 21).
: Sochi hosts the International Investment Forum
(to September 23).
: Belgrade Security Forum
opens (to September 21).
: Ukrainian and Polish presidents
, Viktor Yanukovych and Bronislaw Komorowski, open a cemetery for Polish officers executed in 1940 in Bykivnia.
: UN Security Council holds its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
: Uzbek President Islam Karimov meets South Korean President Lee Myung-bak
FRIDAY, September 21:
: Independence Day
: International Peace Day
: World Alzheimer's Day
SATURDAY, September 22:
: World Carfree Day
SUNDAY, September 23:
: Parliamentary elections
: The agreement on free-trade-zone within eight countries of the CIS
goes into effect.
: New York hosts an annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting
(to September 25).