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MONDAY, December 5:
Afghanistan: The International Afghanistan Conference, aimed to set the course for Afghanistan’s future, opens in Bonn.
Georgia: The first preliminary hearing into the case of Bidzina Ivanishvili's request to restore his Georgian citizenship.
Macedonia/Greece: The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, delivers its judgment in a dispute between Greece and Macedonia.
Pakistan: The Brookings Institution in Washington hosts two panel discussions on the future of Pakistan.
Russia: The international observers monitoring the State Duma elections in the Russian Federation present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference in Moscow.
U.S./EU: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a five-day European trip which includes Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands (to December 9).
World: International Volunteer Day.
TUESDAY, December 6:
Azerbaijan/Pakistan: Baku hosts a meeting of Azerbaijan-Pakistan intergovernmental commission.
Belarus/U.S.: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with Belarussian civil society representatives in Vilnius.
Iraq: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington facilitates a discussion titled "Women Fighting for Peace in Iraq."
OSCE: Vilnius hosts the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting (to December 7).
Uzbekistan: The Internet conference USENET//2011 opens in Tashkent (to December 7).
WEDNESDAY, December 7:
Armenia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian participates in the 20th Congress of the European People's Party (EPP) in Marseille (to December 8).
Belarus: Brussels hosts an expert forum to discuss the European Union’s policies on Belarus in the context of the latest developments in the country.
NATO: NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs meet at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (to December 8).
Russia/Czech Republic: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Prague (to December 8).
UN: International Civil Aviation Day.
THURSDAY, December 8:
Armenia/Lebanon: Lebanese President Michel Suleiman pays an official visit to Armenia.
EU: The European Council opens in Brussels to discuss economic policy, energy, and enlargement issues (to December 9).
Russia/NATO: The Russia-NATO Council's ambassadorial meeting begins in Brussels to focus on missile defense and arms control.
FRIDAY, December 9:
Croatia: The EU Accession Treaty with Croatia to be signed at a ceremony in Brussels.
UN: International Anti-Corruption Day.
World: The World Policy Conference to hold discussion on the Arab spring and global governance in Vienna.
SATURDAY, December 10:
Russia: The left-centrist A Just Russia party holds its congress.
UN: Human Rights Day.
Wolrd: Nobel Peace Prize to be presented in Oslo.
SUNDAY, December 11:
Moldova: Moldova’s breakaway region of Transdniester is holding a presidential election.