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The Week Ahead: November 28-December 4

December 1: World AIDS Day.
The Week Ahead is a handy listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.

MONDAY, November 28:

Armenia: A session of the CIS inter-religious council opens in Yerevan (to November 29).

Armenia: EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Philippe Lefort and the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs - Robert Bradtke, Igor Popov, and Bernard Fassier - are scheduled to visit Yerevan.

EU: Third annual Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum opens in Poznan, Poland (to November 30).

Russia: Moscow hosts a conference on social media (to November 29).

Ukraine: Polish President Bronilsaw Komorowski visits Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

World: South Africa hosts UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference, which will try to chart the future of the Kyoto Protocol (to December 9).

TUESDAY, November 29:

Armenia/Georgia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Tbilisi (November 30).

Moldova: Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat pays an official visit to the Czech Republic (to November 30).

WEDNESDAY, November 30:

Azerbaijan: Fourth International Banking Conference of CIS countries opens in Baku (to December 3).

Balkans: Brussels hosts a meeting titled "Balkans Scorecard: Assessing The Region's Key Pointers."

Belarus: Verdict in case against two men accused of Minsk metro bombing, which killed 15 in April, to be announced in Minsk. Prosecutors have demanded the death penalty.

EU: Warsaw hosts an expert seminar on human trafficking, which covers EU countries and the countries of the Eastern Partnership.

EU/Balkans: EU's Foreign Affairs Council, chaired by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, to discuss the situation in the Western Balkans, notably regarding Serbia and Kosovo.

Moldova: 5+2 talks resume between Moldova and breakaway Transdniester region in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Ukraine/Israel: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is scheduled to visit Israel (to December 1).

UN/Iran: UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed launches a fact-finding mission to France, Germany, and Belgium, countries that host the Iranian diaspora, to gather information about alleged human rights violations in Iran.

Wolrd: WTO General Council meeting begins in Geneva (to December 1).

THURSDAY, December 1:

EU/Russia: The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum opens in Warsaw (to December 2).

Kyrgyzstan: The inauguration of new Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev to be held in Bishkek.

World: Senior officials of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East hold a conference on the Arab Spring in Warsaw (to December 2).

World: Transparency International launches its annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

World: World AIDS Day.

FRIDAY, December 2:

Kyrgyzstan: The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is expected to visit Kyrgyzstan (to December 4).

Ukraine: The draw for the final stages of Euro 2012 to take place in Kyiv.

SATURDAY, December 3:

Armenia: Yerevan hosts the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

UN: International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

SUNDAY, December 4:

Croatia: Parliamentary elections.

EU: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton travels to Bonn to participate in the International Conference on Afghanistan.

Russia: Parliamentary elections.

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