The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
MONDAY, September 12:
: International Monetary Fund mission
to visit Kabul (to September 14).
: Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian visits Minsk
: The next round of Russian-Georgian talks about Russian admission to the WTO
to be held in Switzerland.
: Iran's first nuclear power plant, Bushehr
, to be officially launched.
: Astana hosts a conference examining a draft law on television and radio broadcasting in Kazakhstan
: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education Kishore Singh visits Kazakhstan
(to September 20).
: Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani visits Tehran
to hold talks with the Iranian leadership and discuss the regional situation (to September 13).
: British Prime Minister David Cameron visits Russia
, meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
: The Baikal Economic Forum
opens in Irkutsk (to September 14).
: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is expected to visit Turkmenistan
(to September 13).
: Eighteenth session of the Human Rights Council meeting opens in Geneva
TUESDAY, September 13:
: The European Commission is due to outline proposals to tighten the rules of the passport-free Schengen
area in Brussels.
: Director of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) Janez Lenarcic visits Moscow
to discuss matters related to monitoring the upcoming Duma elections.
: Kyiv hosts its First International Petroleum Summit
: The 66th United Nations General Assembly
opens in New York (to September 30).
: A global conversation with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be streamed live
on Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, Livestream, and UN Webcast.
WEDNESDAY, September 14:
: First session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
attended by representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to be held in Strasbourg (to September 15).
: The mandate of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia
(EUMM) is scheduled to expire.
: Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev visits China
to discuss the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railroad project (to September 16).
: Russia's special envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin is scheduled to visit Paris
to discuss NATO’s plan to build a missile-defense system in Europe.
: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia
to visit the Ukrainian region of Lugansk (to September 15).
THURSDAY, September 15:
: The Supreme Court of Belarus is scheduled to start handling the case of the terrorist attack
in the Minsk metro last April.
: International Day of Democracy.
: Tenth International Investment Forum
, attended by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, opens in Sochi (to September 18).
: The Eighth Yalta Annual Meeting titled "Ukraine and the World: Common Challenges, Common Future,"
organized by the Yalta European Strategy (YES), opens.
FRIDAY, September 16:
: Russian-Belarusian military exercise Shield of the Union-2011 to begin
at the Gorokhovetsky and Ashuluk military training areas in Russia (to September 22).
: Final shareholder agreement for the Gazprom-led South Stream gas pipeline to be signed