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The Week Ahead: December 6-12

December 10 marks Human Rights Day.

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, December 6:

Georgia: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visits Mexico to attend a conference on climate change in Cancun (to December 11).

Iran: Iran resumes talks on its nuclear program with the so-called 5+1 grouping of UN Security Council permanent members Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States with Germany (to December 7).

Iran/Greece: Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki starts two-day visit to Athens.

Pakistan/Turkey: Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani visits Turkey, meets Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Ankara (to December 9).

Russia/Poland: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev makes an official visit to Warsaw (to December 7).

TUESDAY, December 7:

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends the EU-Russia summit in Brussels.

World: OECD publishes PISA survey on international schools standards.

WEDNESDAY, December 8:

Russia/Belgium: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme and King Albert II.

Ukraine: Kyiv hosts the Forum of European and Asian media (to December 9).

THURSDAY, December 9:

Croatia: Amnesty International launches report on war crimes impunity in Croatia.

Russia: The Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Community summits open in Moscow.

UN: International Anti-Corruption Day.

World: Launch of Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer report in London.

FRIDAY, December 10:

Russia: CSTO Council meeting and Council of CIS heads meeting begin in Moscow.

: Finnish Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi travels to St. Petersburg, meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

UN: Human Rights Day.

SUNDAY, December 12:

Kosovo: Parliamentary elections.

Russia: Constitution Day.

Turkmenistan: Neutrality Day.

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