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The Week Ahead: June 18-24

The 34th Moscow International Film Festival opens on June 21.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

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MONDAY, June 18:

Belarus: Carnegie Endowment hosts a discussion titled "Belarus: Stable Instability?" in Washington.

G20: The Group of 20 summit meeting begins in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos (to June 19).

Iran: Moscow holds next round of talks on Iran's nuclear program (to June 19).

Kosovo/Bulgaria: Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci visits Sofia (to June 19).

OSCE: The Dublin Conference on Internet Freedom opens to explore key issues related to Internet Freedom (to June 19).

OSCE/Armenia/Azerbaijan: The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia together with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs hold a meeting in Paris.

UN: 20th regular session of the Human Rights Council opens in Geneva (to July 6).

World: Oslo Forum 2012, the annual gathering of some of the world's most eminent senior mediators, opens (to June 19).

TUESDAY, June 19:

Pakistan: United States Institute of Peace hosts a discussion titled "Pakistani Media: Getting Beyond the Hype" in Washington.

UK/Iraq: Chatham House hosts a discussion titled "Iraq: Searching for Stability in an Unstable Region" in London.

U.S./Russia: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on Magnitsky bill.

U.S.: U.S. State Department releases its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.


Finland/Russia: Finnish President Sauli Niinisto visits Russia to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (to June 22).

Kosovo: Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington holds a roundtable discussion with President of the Assembly of Kosovo Jakup Krasniqi.

Pakistan/Russia: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visits Russia to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (to June 22).

UK/Russia: Chatham House hosts a discussion titled "Russia's Rotten Core: Money, Politics, and the Rule of Law" in London.

UN: World Refugee Day.

U.S./Iran: Wilson Center hosts a discussion titled "Should the United States Change, Contain, or Engage Nuclear 'Outliers' Iran and North Korea?" in Washington.

World: Rio De Janeiro hosts the Earth Summit 2012.

THURSDAY, June 21:

Russia: Amnesty International launches report on impunity in the North Caucasus.

Russia: International Economic Forum opens in St. Petersburg (to June 23).

Russia: The 34th Moscow International Film Festival opens (to June 30).

South Caucasus: European Policy Center hosts a discussion titled "Euro-Atlantic Integration and the South Caucasus -- How Far, How Deep, How Fast?" in Brussels.

U.S./Iran: Hudson Institute in Washington hosts a discussion titled "When Iran Gets the Bomb: What Will It Do? What Will Others Do? What Will Be the Costs?"

SATURDAY, June 23:

World: The IPI World Congress 2012, themed "Media in a Challenging World: A 360 Degree Perspective," opens in Trinidad and Tobago (to June 26).

SUNDAY, June 24:

APEC: The 10th APEC Energy Ministerial meeting opens in St. Petersburg (to June 25).

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