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June 5: World Environment Day.
June 5: World Environment Day.
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 3

Balkans: European Policy Center in Brussels holds briefing The ICTY – What role for justice in Balkans reconciliation?

Belarus: OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic visits Minsk (to June 5).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Visit of PACE co-rapporteurs for the Assembly’s monitoring of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Georgia/NATO: James Appathurai to open NATO Week in Georgia.

Kazakhstan: President of Latvia Andris Berzins visits Astana (to June 4).

Norway: Barents Summit (Russia, Nordic & Baltic countries) opens in Kirkenes (to June 4).

Russia: EU-Russia Summit in Yekaterinburg (to June 4).

Russia: Moscow City Court holds preliminary hearings on the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Sweden: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute launches SIPRI Yearbook 2013.

UN: New Arms Trade Treaty is opened for signature by all member states.

Uzbekistan: NATO Liaison Office in Central Asia opens in Tashkent.


UN: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

Azerbaijan: International Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference opens in Baku (to June 7).

Azerbaijan/EU: Parliament Speaker Ogtay Asadov visits Brussels, (to June 5).

Belarus: UN Human Rights Council will review a report on the situation in Belarus prepared by Special Rapporteur Miklos Haraszti.

Belarus: CIS experts to consider in Minsk draft program of cooperation in fight against trafficking in human beings for years 2014-2018.

Georgia/Russia: Zurab Abashidze, the PM’s Special Representative for Relations with Russia, meets with Russia’s Deputy FM Gregory Karasin in Prague.

Kazakhstan: Day of the state symbols of Kazakhstan.

NATO: Defense Ministers' Meetings in Brussels (to June 5).

Russia: Moscow holds Russian Securities Forum (to June 5).

Russia/UK: Chatham House holds conference Values, Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law in Russia's Foreign Policy.

Ukraine/EU: The Committee of Ministers will review the implementation by Ukraine of the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning the death of journalist Georgy Gongadze and Yuri Lutsenko's sentence (to June 6).


UN: World Environment Day.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: OSCE roundtable on the Terrorist Bombings Convention.

Belarus/CIS: Minsk hosts CIS Council of Defense Ministers meeting.

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif is set to become Pakistan's PM.

Russia: Russian, U.S. and UN officials meet in Geneva to discuss situation in Syria.

Russia: Moscow holds International Drug Enforcement Conference (to June 7).

Switzerland: Russian, U.S. and UN officials meet in Geneva to discuss Syria.

Turkmenistan/Tajikistan: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visits Turkmenistan.


Armenia: Aram Khachaturian International Competition starts in Yerevan (to June 14). 110th anniversary of composer's birth.

Pakistan: Center for Universal Education at Brookings in Washington hosts a discussion on what can be learned from the Punjab experience.

Russia/G20: Finance Ministers' & Central Bank Governors' Deputies Meeting in St. Petersburg (to June 7).

Russia: Zamoskvoretskiy court of Moscow holds hearing on last year's Bolotnaya Square riots.

Ukraine: President Viktor Yanukovych visits Serbia (to June 7).

U.S.: Washington's Wilson Center hosts The Islam in Eurasia Policy Conference (to June 7).

FRIDAY, June 7

U.S./China: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to meet in Rancho Mirage, California (to June 8).

Ukraine: Ukrainian court in Kharkiv to resume a second trial of Yulia Tymoshenko.


UN: World Oceans Day.

UK: London to co-host high-level meeting on global nutrition and growth.

SUNDAY, June 9

Georgia: Conference of Judges opens in Tbilisi.

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