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The Week Ahead: June 10-16

June 12: World Day Against Child Labor

June 12: World Day Against Child Labor

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, June 10:

Azerbaijan/PACE: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) monitoring co-rapporteurs make fact-finding visit to Baku (to June 14).

Belarus/Azerbaijan: Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimer Makei visits Baku.

Bosnia-Herzegovina/Azerbaijan: Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija visits Baku.

EU: European Parliament plenary session opens in Strasbourg focusing on the situations in Turkey, Afghanistan, Russia, and Azerbaijan (to June 13).

Georgia: The United Nations special rapporteur Chaloka Beyani visits Georgia (to June 14).

Macedonia/PACE: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) President Jean-Claude Mignon visits Macedonia (to June 12).

OSCE: Kyiv hosts a conference titled "Strengthening the OSCE Response to Trafficking in Human Beings" (to June 11).

Russia/Latin America: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Argentina and Brazil (to June 11).

Turkey: Ankara hosts the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TURKPA) plenary session.

World: Qatar's Doha hosts an annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum (to June 11).

TUESDAY, June 11:

Azerbaijan/Palestine: Baku hosts an international conference on assistance to the Palestinian people.

Kyrgyzstan: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteur Mevlut Cavusoglu makes a new fact-finding visit to Kyrgyzstan.

China: China launches a manned space mission.

Russia: The All-Russia People's Front movement holds its foundation congress in Moscow (to June 12).

World: The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) releases its annual Global Peace Index.


ILO: World Day Against Child Labor.

Kosovo: Prime Minister Hashim Thaci attends the Transatlantic Economic Forum in Washington, gives a keynote address on opportunities beyond normalization between Kosovo and Serbia.

Russia: Russia Day

THURSDAY, June 13:

Azerbaijan: The European Parliament is scheduled to debate and vote on a resolution concerning Azerbaijan and the case of Ilgar Mammadov.

Moldova: Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca visits Brussels (to June 14).

Russia: The Civil 20 Summit opens in Moscow (to June 14).

Russia: The European Parliament is scheduled to debate and vote on a resolution concerning the rule of law in Russia.

World: The 2013 Wroclaw Global Forum opens (to June 14).

World: New York hosts the Human Rights Watch Film Festival (to June 23).

FRIDAY, June 14:

Iran: Presidential election

Pakistan: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "The Media in Pakistan: Security Challenges."

WHO: World Blood Donor Day

SATURDAY, June 15:

Armenia: National Flag Day

Azerbaijan: National Salvation Day

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