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December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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, December 2:

Armenia/Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Yerevan, meets with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.

Azerbaijan/UNESCO: Baku hosts a meeting of an intergovernmental committee for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (to December 7).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Prague hosts a meeting of EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele and representatives of political parties from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Georgia: The 14th annual Tbilisi International Film Festival opens (to December 8).

Russia: St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum opens (to December 4).

UN: Geneva hosts the second annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (to December 4).

UN: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

TUESDAY, December 3:

EU/Balkans: Brussels-based think tank Friends of Europe hosts an international conference titled "Western Balkans: Fast Lane, Slow Lane."

Kazakhstan/South Africa: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Pretoria, meets with South African President Jacob Zuma (to December 4).

NATO: Brussels hosts meetings of the North Atlantic Council at the level of foreign affairs ministers, chaired by the NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (to December 4).

Ukraine/China: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is scheduled to make a state visit to China (to December 6).

UN: International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

World: Transparency International releases its annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

WEDNESDAY, December 4:

Moldova: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to visit Chisinau.

Russia: The winner of the Russian Booker Prize to be announced in Moscow.

Russia/Germany: Kassel hosts the 13th annual St. Petersburg Dialogue meeting (to December 5).

THURSDAY, December 5:

Serbia/Kosovo: Brussels hosts another round of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue with the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo.

Ukraine/EU: European Parliament is scheduled to extend the mission of Pat Cox and Alexander Kwasniewski to Ukraine during its meeting in Brussels.

Ukraine/OSCE: Kyiv hosts an OSCE Ministerial Council meeting (to December 6).

UN: International Volunteer Day.

FRIDAY, December 6:

Russia: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reviews the results of the year 2013 in the traditional live televised interview, titled “A Conversation with the Prime Minister.”

Ukraine: The Armed Forces Day.

World: The ninth IISS regional security summit, the Manama Dialogue, opens in Bahrain.

SATURDAY, December 7:

Culture: The winners of the 26th European Film Awards announced during an awards ceremony in Berlin.

SUNDAY, December 8:

Iran/IAEA: UN inspectors are scheduled to visit the Arak heavy-water production plant.

Iran/Pakistan: A delegation of Iran's parliamentarians is scheduled to pay a visit to Pakistan.

Uzbekistan: Constitution Day.

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