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The Week Ahead: September 10-16


September 16 marks the twelfth anniversary of Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze's abduction and killing.
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, September 10:

Afghanistan: Afghanistan's government takes full control from the United States of Bagram prison.

IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors meeting begins in Vienna.

Georgia/U.S.: U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Melia visits Tbilisi (to September 12).

EU: European Parliament plenary session opens in Strasbourg (to September 12).

Kazakhstan: Human Rights Watch publishes a report on Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan/Vietnam: Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang visits Astana.

Moldova/Russia: Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat visits Russia (to September 12).

UN: 21st regular session of the Human Rights Council opens in Geneva (to September 28).

World: World Suicide Prevention Day.


TUESDAY, September 11:

Azerbaijan/Turkey: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Baku (to September 12).

Czech Republic: Prague hosts an international conference titled "Democracy In The Post-Soviet Territory 20 Years Later" (to September 12).

EU/Russia: European Parliament debates in Strasbourg the events in Russia, including the Pussy Riot case.

Georgia: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) co-rapporteurs visit Georgia ahead of the October 1 parliamentary elections (to September 12).

Turkmenistan/Latvia: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov visits Riga (to September 12).

Ukraine: Trial of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko resumes in Kharkiv.

Russia/Serbia: Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic visits Sochi to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

U.S.: Eleventh anniversary of 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

U.S./Caucasus/Central Asia: Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion titled "Models And Challenges To Religious And Ethnic Tolerance In The South Caucasus And Central Asia" in Washington.


WEDNESDAY, September 12:

EU: President of the European Commission Manuel Barroso gives his annual state of the union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Kazakhstan/Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends the meeting of foreign ministers of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Astana.

Kazakhstan/South Korea: South Korean President Lee Myung-bak vists Astana (to September 13).

Moldova: Another round of 5+2 talks on the Transdniester conflict begins in Vienna (to September 13).

OSCE: 20th Economic and Environmental Forum opens in Prague (to September 14).

Ukraine/Turkey: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Kyiv and Yalta (to September 14).

UNCTAD: Launch of Trade and Development Report 2012 in Geneva.


THURSDAY, September 13:

Afghanistan/Norway: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to visit Oslo (to September 14). (NOTE: The visit has reportedly been postponed).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo hosts a conference of the Association of European Election Officials (to September 15).

EU/Armenia/Azerbaijan: European Parliament debates the case of the Ramil Safarov in Strasbourg.

Moldova/Romania: Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean visits Chisinau.

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat hosts the International Oil and Gas Conference.

Ukraine: Ukraine hosts the ninth Yalta Annual Meeting (to September 16).

U.S./Caucasus: Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion titled "The Caucasus: A Changing Security Landscape" in Washington.

World: Istanbul hosts the World Intelligent Cities Summit (to September 14).


FRIDAY, September 14:

Bosnia-Herzegovina/Turkey: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Sarajevo (to September 15).

Russia/Japan: Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill visits Japan (to September 18).

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat hosts the 55th CIS Economic Council meeting.

Vatican/Lebanon: Pope Benedict XVI visits Beirut (to September 16).


SATURDAY, September 15:

Armenia/CSTO: Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states hold military exercises in Armenia (to September 19).

Russia: Russian opposition plans to hold the third “March of Millions” in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kazan, and other cities.

UN: International Day of Democracy.


SUNDAY, September 16:

Ukraine: The 12th anniversary of Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze's abduction and killing.

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