The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, September 20:
World: UN Millennium Development Goals Summit opens in New York (to September 22).
TUESDAY, September 21:
Armenia: Armenia marks the 19th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
Azerbaijan: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee expected to vote on nomination of Matthew Bryza as U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan.
World: Clinton Global Initiative 2010 annual meeting held in New York.
World: 15th session of UN Human Rights Council opens in Geneva (to September 23).
WEDNESDAY, September 22:
Pakistan/Russia: The Pakistan-Russia intergovernmental commission meets in Moscow.
Russia/NATO: An informal meeting of the NATO-Russia Council foreign ministers to be held in New York.
World: International Arctic Forum to be held in Moscow (to September 23).
World: World Carfree Day.
THURSDAY, September 23:
Baltic Region: 11th annual Baltic Economic Forum opens in Riga, Latvia (through September 24).
EU: An informal meeting of EU defense ministers convenes in Ghent, Belgium (through September 24).
Iran: Iran opens its first permanent economic fair in Damascus, Syria.
World: 65th session of the UN General Assembly continues in New York (through September 30).
World: Recipient of 2010 Rafto Human Rights Prize to be announced in Oslo.
FRIDAY, September 24:
Azerbaijan: U.S. President Barack Obama to meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Background: "Obama, Aliyev To Meet In New York As Washington Seeks To Improve Ties" (RFE/RL)
Kyrgyzstan: U.S. President Barack Obama to meet with interim Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
World: 48th New York Film Festival opens in New York (including films from Russia and Ukraine) (until October 10).
World: UN hosts a meeting aimed at revitalizing work of the Conference on Disarmament in New York.
SATURDAY, September 25:
Kyrgyzstan: First municipal contest for confectioners held in Bishkek.
Ukraine: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski makes a working visit to Kharkiv, Ukraine.