Two Weeks Ahead: 19 August – 01 September 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on August 21, 2013

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • GEORGIA: Defense Minister Irakly Alasaniya will pay an official visit to the US – 19AUG
  • ASIA: Robert King, the US envoy in charge of human rights in North Korea, will meet officials in China, South Korea and Japan as well as North Koreans resettled in the South as part of his trip to Asia – 19AUG-29AUG
  • KOREA, SOUTH: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will visit South Korea while on home leave – 22AUG
  • SRI LANKA: UN rights chief Navi Pillay will begin a five-day visit in connection with allegations that Sri Lankan troops killed up to 40,000 civilians in the final stages of an ethnic war with Tamil rebels in 2009 – 25AUG-29AUG
  • PAKISTAN: Afghan President Hamid Karzai will visit Pakistan 26AUG-28AUG
  • GLOBAL: Pan-Pacific and South-East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA) will host an international women’s conference in Suva, Fiji – 26AUG-30AUG
  • ASIA: Foreign ministers’ meeting to commemorate their 10th anniversary of a strategic partnership between ASEAN and China will begin in Beijing 28AUG-30AUG
  • EUROPE: US President Barack Obama to meet Baltic leaderse for talks ahead of the G20 summit in Russia – 30AUG
  • UNITED STATES: State department global travel alert is set to expire – 31AUG
  • GLOBAL: Australia will take over as president of the UNSC – 01SEP

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • ZOROASTRIANISM: Khordad Sal, the birthday of Zoraster, celebrated on this date in the Shenshai calendar – 23AUG

Monday, August 19, 2013

  • Global: World Humanitarian Day.
  • Asia: Robert King, the US envoy in charge of human rights in North Korea, will meet officials in China, South Korea and Japan as well as North Koreans resettled in the South as part of his trip to Asia (to 29AUG).
  • Afghanistan: Independence Day – 1919.
  • Egypt: High level EU officials will hold an emergency crisis meeting to consider actions taken against Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
  • Georgia: Defense Minister Irakly Alasaniya will pay an official visit to the US.
  • Japan and Russia: Working-level consultation involving vice foreign ministers on territorial disputes will be held in Moscow.
  • Nigeria: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand, Surapong Tovichakchaikul, will visit Nigeria (to 20AUG).
  • Tajikistan: Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, will visit Tajikistan (to 20 AUG).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

  • Czech Republic: Czech lawmakers will vote on dissolving parliament.
  • Hungary: National Day.
  • Iran and Iraq: Anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war – 1988.
  • Korea, South:Three-member UN panel will begin hearings to investigate human rights abuses by North Korea.
  • Pakistan: Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, will visit Pakistan (to 21 AUG).
  • Serbia: PM Ivica Dacic will present new minister line-up for parliamentary approval.
  • Sudan: Sudan and South Sudan will hold a joint security committee meeting in Khartoum

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

  • Egypt: EU foreign ministers hold emergency talks to review EU relations with Egypt.
  • Haiti: Anniversary of the beginning the Haitian Revolution – 1791.
  • Korea, South: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will visit South Korea while on home leave.
  • Philippines: Anniversary of the assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino as he stepped from a plane in Manila after three years of self-imposed exile in United States – 1983.
  • United States: Anniversary of former slave Nat Turner leading of a violent insurrection in Virginia – 1831.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

  • China: Politician Bo Xilai to stand trial for bribery, graft, and abuse of power.
  • Hungary and Ukraine: Japaneumio Kishida plans to visit Ukraine and Hungary (to 27AUG).
  • Iran: National Day of the Defense Industry, new indigenous submarine will be launched.
  • Japan: Maj. Gen. Jun Nagashima of the Air Self-Defense Force will take place as aide on security and crisis-management issues to PM Shinzo Abe.
  • Korea, South: The third-round of negotiations between the government and the US on the cost-sharing agreement for US troops stationed there to begin in Seoul (to 23AUG).
  • Turkmenistan: Anniversary of declaration of state sovereignty – 1990.
  • Zimbabwe: President Mugabe will be sworn in for another five-year term following a disputed election.

Friday, August 23, 2013

  • Croatia: EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has asked Zagreb to say when it will scrap the contested law obstructing the extradition of suspected Communist-era assassins, or face sanctions.
  • Jamaica: IMF team reviewing Jamaica’s quantitative targets and reform agenda will brief the press.
  • Madagascar: Presidential elections.
  • Zoroastrianism: Khordad Sal, the birthday of Zoraster, celebrated on this date in the Shenshai calendar.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • Russia: Independence Day – 1991.
  • Ukraine: Independence Day – 1991.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

  • Global: Indonesian FM Marty Natalegawa will meet with USNC President to discuss a peaceful solution for the Egypt crisis.
  • Egypt: Trial date for Muslim Brotherood chief, his two deputies and three other group members for their alleged involvement in protesters’ deaths.
  • Sri Lanka: UN rights chief Navi Pillay will begin a five-day visit in connection with allegations that Sri Lankan troops killed up to 40,000 civilians in the final stages of an ethnic war with Tamil rebels in 2009 (to 29AUG).
  • Ukraine: If the Ukrainian parliament adopts a law on repeat elections of members of the Verkhovna Rada in the troubled constituencies, elections will take place.
  • Uruguay: Independence Day – 1825.

Monday, August 26, 2013

  • Global: Pan-Pacific and South-East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA) will host an international women’s conference in Suva, Fiji (to 30AUG).
  • Pakistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai will visit Pakistan (to 28AUG).
  • Venezuela: A cruiser from the Russian Black Sea Fleet is set to arrive in the country after leaving Nicaragua.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Moldova: Independence Day – 1991.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Asia: Foreign ministers’ meeting to commemorate their 10th anniversary of a strategic partnership between ASEAN and China will begin in Beijing (to 30AUG).
  • Bahrain: National dialogue conference between government and opposition representatives to end the kingdom’s political impasse will resume.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

  • Global: UN Day Against Nuclear Tests.
  • Asia: Foreign Ministers from ASEAN and China to celebrate 10th anniversary of strategic partnership.
  • Ghana: Ghana’s Supreme Court will rule on an opposition challenge to the result of December’s presidential election by this date.
  • Japan and Korea: Anniversary of Japan’s treaty to annex Korea coming into effect – 1910.
  • United States: Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting Louisiana – 2005.

Friday, August 30, 2013

  • Americas and Asia: All TPP countries except Japan are required to put 90 percent of their respective tariff lines on the negotiation table by this date.
  • Europe: US President Barack Obama to meet Baltic leaderse for talks ahead of the G20 summit in Russia.
  • Cuba, Panama and North Korea: Report of the Experts of the Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council inspecting the arms cargo found by Panamanian authorities in July aboard a North Korean ship is set to be released.
  • Kazakhstan: Anniversary of Kazakhstan’s adopting of its constitution – 1995.
  • Pakistan: Deadline set by PM Nawaz Sharif for the finalization of the draft of the government’s counter terror policy.
  • Philippines: National Heroes’ Day.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

  • Global: Brazilian Carvalho de Azevedo will replace Pascal Lamy as WTO Director-General.
  • Iraq: Anniversary of the beginning of Operation New Dawn and the ending of Operation Iraqi Freedom – 2010.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Independence Day – 1991.
  • Malaysia: Merdeka Day, Independence Day – 1957.
  • United States: State department global travel alert is set to expire.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

  • Global: Australia will take over as president of the UNSC.
  • Europe: Anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland – 1939.
  • Libya: National Day – 1969.
  • Russia: Anniversary of Beslan hostage crisis, a three-day hostage-taking of over 1,100 people which ended in the deaths of over 380 – 2004.
  • Turkey: Kurdish rebels have demanded that the Turkish government take steps to advance ethe fragile peace process by this date or face consequences.

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