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The Week Ahead: September 29 - October 5

October 5: World Teachers' Day.
October 5: World Teachers' 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, September 29:
Council of Europe: The winner of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014 announced in Strasbourg.

Council of Europe: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) autumn session begins in Strasbourg (to October 3).
Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek hosts the 80th Congress of the International PEN club (to October 2).
TUESDAY, September 30:
Russia: Internet Day.
WEDNESDAY, October 1:
Azerbaijan: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark visits Baku (to October 4).
Russia: The St. Petersburg Media Forum opens (to October 10).

THURSDAY, October 2:
Azerbaijan: Baku hosts the fourth International Humanitarian Forum (to October 3).
Azerbaijan/UK: An Azerbaijani-British business forum opens in Baku (to October 2).
Council of Europe: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov addresses the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Saudi Arabia: Beginning of the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.
FRIDAY, October 3:
OSCE: Geneva hosts the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 13th Autumn Meeting (to October 5).
Ukraine: The International Ukraine Gas forum opens in Brussels.
SATURDAY, October 4:
SUNDAY, October 5:
EU: Milan hosts an informal meeting of the 28 EU energy ministers (to October 6).

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