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The Week Ahead: October 24-30

October 26: The United Nations Population Fund launches "The State of World Population 2011: People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion."
October 26: The United Nations Population Fund launches "The State of World Population 2011: People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion."
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, October 24:

Armenia/Russia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, who is on an official visit to Russia, meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow.

Azerbaijan/UN: Voting to choose between Azerbaijan and Slovenia as nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Moldova/Russia: A roundtable meeting entitled Russia-Moldova: Dialogue for the Future opens in Chisinau, marking the 200th anniversary of Russian-Moldovan relations.

Ukraine: An International Monetary Fund mission is scheduled to visit Ukraine.

Ukraine/Brazil: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pays an official visit to Brazil (to October 26).

UN: United Nations Day.

U.S./Iran: A preliminary hearing in the case of Iranian-American Manssor Arbabsiar, implicated in an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, begins in New York.

TUESDAY, October 25:

Azerbaijan/Turkey: Izmir hosts a joint cabinet meeting of Turkey and Azerbaijan, co-chaired by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (to October 26).

UNESCO: Paris hosts the 36th session of the UNESCO's General Conference (to November 10).

WEDNESDAY, October 26:

Azerbaijan/CIS: Baku hosts a meeting of the Council of Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies of CIS countries (to October 28).

Belarus/CSTO: The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Parliamentary Assembly's meeting to be held in Minsk.

Georgia/Azerbaijan: Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze visits Azerbaijan (to October 27).

UN: Worldwide launch of "The State of World Population 2011: People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion."

EU: EU-Eastern Europe conference on combating drug crime opens in Warsaw (to October 27).

Russia/EU: Cannes hosts the Russian-European energy forum Project Lab 2011 (to October 28).

THURSDAY, October 27:

Armenia: Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian is scheduled to visit Luxembourg, Berlin, and Paris (to October 29).

Belarus/Tajikistan: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka makes a state visit to Tajikistan (to October 29).

Azerbaijan: Baku hosts the second media forum of Turkic-speaking countries (to October 30).

EU: Winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to be announced in Strasbourg. This year's finalists are Dzmitry Bandarenka (Belarus), a group of five activists from the Arab world, and the San Jose de Apartado Peace Community (Colombia).

Turkmenistan: Independence Day.

FRIDAY, October 28:

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends the reopening of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

U.S.: The 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty in New York‎.

SUNDAY, October 30:

Kyrgyzstan: Presidential election.

Russia: Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions.

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