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, March 19:
: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka pays a working visit to Moscow
: The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, visits Sarajevo to present a paper on postwar justice
in the former Yugoslavia.
: Atlantic Council in Washington
hosts a public briefing on the dynamics of Iran's internal politics.
: Moldovan Foreign Minister Iurie Leanca visits Washington
(to March 20).
: The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross Jakob Kellenberger meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
: Moscow hosts the meeting of the Eurasian Economic Community
(EurAsEC) at the level of heads of state.
: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pays a working visit to Russia
(to March 20).
: Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington
hosts a discussion on the current state of affairs in Internet governance and cybersecurity in Russia.
TUESDAY, March 20:
: UN Security Council holds a debate
on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
: 4th Russia and CIS Summit on Anticorruption
opens in Moscow.
Council of Europe
: Council of Europe's anticorruption group meets
in Strasbourg (to March 23).
: European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
meeting begins in Brussels (to March 22).
: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmud Ahmadinejad address the nation on the eve of the Persian New Year.
: European Court of Human Rights
issues a judgment concerning Moldova.
Council of Europe: PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
holds debates on racial discrimination and Muslim women in Europe.
: Ashgabat hosts regular talks on Caspian Sea status
WEDNESDAY, March 21:
: Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic meets with EU President Herman Van Rompuy
: Pakistan's Supreme Court resumes hearings
in contempt case against Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in Islamabad.
: Foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov, Guido Westerwelle, Radoslaw Sikorski hold an informal meeting
: International Nowruz Day
: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
: World Poetry Day
THURSDAY, March 22:
: The UN Security Council
considers adoption of a resolution on the UN mission in Afghanistan.
: EU defense ministers meet within the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels
(to March 23).
: Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov pays a visit to Belarus
. (NOTE: The visit has reportedly been postponed
FRIDAY, March 23:
: The 7th annual Brussels Forum
, a high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European thinkers, opens (to March 25).
: Inauguration of President-elect Nicolae Timofti
to be held in Chisinau.
: Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic meets with EU President Herman Van Rompuy in Brussels
: Republic Day.
SATURDAY, March 24:
: Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia holds second-round runoff vote of parliamentary elections
: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Dushanbe
(to March 26).
: World TB Day
SUNDAY, March 25:
: Daylight Savings Time begins
: Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia holds presidential election
: The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade