The Week Ahead: October 15-21
October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
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, October 15:
: Armenian National Security Council Secretary Arthur Baghdasaryan visits Moscow
: The 20th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
to be held in Baku.
: Luxembourg hosts an EU foreign ministers meeting
to discuss the latest developments in Belarus, Georgia, Iran, and Syria.
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele meets with Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze
: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi visits Baku
to attend a meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
: OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek arrives for a working visit in Kyrgyzstan
(to October 18).
: A Kharkiv court resumes hearing
a criminal case against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
: 106th session of the Human Rights Committee begins
in Geneva (to November 2).
: International Day of Rural Women
: The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2012
to be announced in Stockholm.
: The 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis
TUESDAY, October 16:
: Leaders of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey attend
the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit in Baku.
: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
starts Goran Hadzic’s trial and Radovan Karadzic’s defense case in The Hague.
: The European Medal of Tolerance to be awarded
to Croatian President Ivo Josipovic and former Serbian President Boris Tadic in Brussels.
: Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov visits Paris
: World Food Day
WEDNESDAY, October 17:
: Russian Internet Week (RIW-2012)
opens in Moscow.
: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
THURSDAY, October 18:
: Independence Day
: European Union summit
opens in Brussels (to October 19).
: NATO Secretary-General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai visits Tbilisi
: Security Council members vote on a temporary seat
at the Security Council.
SATURDAY, October 20:
: First session of the new parliament
starts in Kutaisi.
: Russian Opposition Council elections
(to October 21).
SUNDAY, October 21:
: The 16th annual Forum 2000 conference
gathers global leaders from politics, academia, religion, business, and civil society to discuss key issues facing our civilization (to October 23).
: Berlin hosts the World Health Summit 2012
(to October 24).
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