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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.
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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