The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, October 4:
Azerbaijan: Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group conduct field assessment mission in the territories around Nagorno-Karabakh (to October 14).
Belarus: Political situation in Belarus to be discussed at a Council of Europe NGO conference (to October 6).
EU/Azerbaijan: The next EU-Azerbaijan plenary meeting on the Association Agreement opens in Brussels (to October 5).
Russia/Ukraine: Ukrainian-Russian Economic Forum, with participation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych, takes place in Gelendzhik, Russia.
UN: World Habitat Day.
TUESDAY, October 5:
Russia: Sochi hosts international security conference. U.S. national security adviser General James Jones attends a security conference.
Serbia: Tenth anniversary of former President Slobodan Milosevic's fall from power in a popular uprising.
Background: "Ten Years On, Milosevic Scars Remain In Balkans" (EurActiv)
UNESCO: World Teachers Day.
WEDNESDAY, October 6:
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pays an official visit to Algeria.
THURSDAY, October 7:
Kazakhstan: Astana hosts the first Kazakhstan International Halal Expo 2010 exhibition.
Russia: Moscow hosts the World Thematic Conference of Compatriots (to October 8).
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Republic of Cyprus (to October 7).
Ukraine: French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Paris.
World: Bulgarian capital hosts the forum of former European leaders headed by ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
FRIDAY, October 8:
Kazakhstan: Launch of three-man Russian-American crew from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
OSCE: Autumn session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly opens in Palermo (to October 11).
SUNDAY, October 10:
Kyrgyzstan: Parliamentary elections.
Serbia: Belgrade plans to hold first Pride Parade since 2001.
World: Prague hosts the 14th Forum 2000, attended by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and many other distinguished guests (to October 12).
World: World Day Against the Death Penalty.