MONDAY, March 21:
Afghanistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai to announce the transfer of security authority from coalition to Afghan forces.
Armenia: Croatian parliament speaker Luka Bebic visits Yerevan (to March 22).
Georgia: NATO Parliamentary Assembly President Karl Lamers visits Tbilisi (to March 22).
Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Egypt and Algeria (to March 22).
World: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
World: International Day of Norouz.
TUESDAY, March 22:
Afghanistan: UN Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the UNAMA's mission in Afghanistan.
Georgia: Croatian parliament speaker Luka Bebic pays a visit to Tbilisi (to March 24).
Russia: Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas visits Moscow, meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (to March 24).
Russia: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Slovenia and Serbia (to March 23).
Russia/U.S.: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
World: World Water Day.
WEDNESDAY, March 23:
Afghanistan: Mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expires.
Kyrgyzstan: Trial of a brother of ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev is expected to begin.
Pakistan: Pakistan marks National Day.
World: World Meteorological Day.
THURSDAY, March 24:
Kazakhstan: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake travels to Astana (to March 25).
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow.
Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pays an official visit to Vietnam, Singapore, and Brunei (to March 31).
World: World Tuberculosis Day.
FRIDAY, March 25:
Armenia: Yerevan hosts a meeting on cross-border cooperation among CIS countries.
SATURDAY, March 26:
Tajikistan: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visits Iran.
World: Earth Hour - a global action for the environment urging turning off lights for 1 hour.
SUNDAY, March 27:
Azerbaijan: Member of British House of Lords Baroness Mary Goudie and the U.K.-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group visit Baku.
Iran: Tehran hosts Norouz Festival, attended by presidents of several neighboring countries, including Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan (to March 28).
World: Daylight Savings Time begins in Europe and other parts of the world.