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The Week Ahead: September 24-30


September 25 - October 1: UN General Assembly holds annual debate on global issues.

September 25 - October 1: UN General Assembly holds annual debate on global issues.

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.


MONDAY, September 24:

Belarus: The international observers monitoring the parliamentary elections in Belarus present their preliminary postelection statement at a news conference in Minsk.

EU: Brussels hosts an EU General Affairs Council meeting.

Kazakhstan: UN Special Rapporteur Gulnara Shahinian visits Kazakhstan to assess a number of initiatives developed by the authorities to prevent the worst forms of child labor and forced and bonded labor.

Moldova/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets with Molodvan Parliament Speaker Marian Lupu in Brussels.

OSCE: Europe's largest annual human rights and democracy conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), opens in Warsaw (to October 5).

Ukraine/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets with Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovsky in Brussels.

UN: High-level meeting on the rule of law starts in New York.

World: Social Media Week (to September 28).


TUESDAY, September 25:

Afghanistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to address UN General Assembly in New York.

Azerbaijan/Turkmenistan: An Azerbaijani delegation, headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov, visits Turkmenistan.

EU/Ukraine: European Policy Center hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: The Final Countdown" in Brussels.

Georgia: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses UN General Assembly in New York, meets with EU President Van Rompuy.

Moldova/EU: The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, meets with Molodvan Parliament Speaker Marian Lupu in Brussels.

Pakistan: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is scheduled to address UN General Assembly in New York.

UN: Annual meeting of UN General Assembly opens in New York (to October 1).

Russia: Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Serbia: Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic is scheduled to address UN General Assembly in New York.


WEDNESDAY, September 26:

Iran: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address UN General Assembly in New York.

EU: Informal meeting of EU defense ministers opens in Nicosia (September 27).

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is scheduled to address UN General Assembly in New York.

Ukraine/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in Brussels.


THURSDAY, September 27:

Armenia/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Yerevan.

EU/Media: European Policy Center hosts a discussion titled "Freedom On The Net: How To Make Digital Rights Global?" in Brussels.

Belarus: A special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus to be appointed at the 21th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Russia/Luxembourg: Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker visits Tatarstan.

Serbia/EU: Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic is scheduled to meet with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in New York.

Ukraine: A Council of the CIS Heads of Government meeting begins in Yalta (to September 28).

UN: World Tourism Day.

UN: World Maritime Day.


FRIDAY, September 28:

Montenegro/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule meets with Montenegrin Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapic in Brussels.

Russia: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visits Tatarstan.


SATURDAY, September 29:

World: World Heart Day.

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