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The Week Ahead: November 26-December 2

December 1: World AIDS Day 2012.
December 1: World AIDS Day 2012.
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, November 26:

Armenia/Lebanon: Armenian President Serzh Sarksian visits Beirut (to November 28).

Azerbaijan/OSCE: Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku.

Azerbaijan/CoE: Corapporteur of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pedro Agramunt visits Baku (to November 28).

Georgia: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton visits Tbilisi.

World: Doha hosts the 18th United Nations climate change conference (to December 7).

TUESDAY, November 27:

Azerbaijan: The 40th Plenary Session of the General Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation opens in Baku (to November 28).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Sarajevo.

Kyrgyzstan: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton travels to Bishkek for the EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting and bilateral visit.

Macedonia: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "The European future of the Balkans - Moving forward on the Macedonian case?"

Russia/France: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits Paris, meets with French President Francois Hollande.

World: International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders launches a website called WeFightCensorship.

WEDNESDAY, November 28:

Azerbaijan/Iran/Turkey: Foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan to hold a meeting in Erzurum.

EU: European Parliament in Brussels hosts a hearing on human rights in Iran and Pakistan.

Ukraine/Qatar: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych visits Doha.

Uzbekistan: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton visits Tashkent.

THURSDAY, November 29:

EU: European Parliament in Brussels hosts a hearing on human rights in Western Balkans.

IAEA: Vienna hosts a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors.

Moldova/EU: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso visits Chisinau (to November 30).

Tajikistan: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton visits Dushanbe.

Turkmenistan/Armenia: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov visits Yerevan (to November 29-30).

UN: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

FRIDAY, November 30:

Kazakhstan: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton visits Almaty.

Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet with the leaders of State Duma parties.

SATURDAY, December 1:

World: AIDS Day 2012.

SUNDAY, December 2:

UN: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

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