Two Weeks Ahead: 02 September – 15 September 2013

by admin on September 1, 2013

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • GLOBAL: Forbes Global CEO Conference begin sin Nusa Dua, Indonesia – 03SEP-05SEP
  • MARSHALL ISLANDS: Pacific Islands Forum begins in Majuro – 03SEP-06SEP
  • UNITED STATES AND SYRIA: End of Congress’ summer recess; the House of Representatives will debate President Obama’s proposal to deliver a military strike at Syria during this week – 09SEP
  • GLOBAL: 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council will begin – 09SEP-27SEP
  • GLOBAL: Opening of UN General Assembly – 10SEP
  • ASIA: World Travel and Tourism Council Asia Summit begins in Soeul – 10SEP-11SEP
  • UNITED STATES: Anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks – 2001 – 11SEP
  • GLOBAL: World Economic Forum meeting begins in Dalian – 11SEP-13SEP
  • KYRGYZSTAN: Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will begin in Bishkek – 13SEP
  • ASIA: Special meeting of senior officials from ASEAN and China to begin formal talks on the Code of Conduct will begin in Suzhou, date tentative – 14SEP-15SEP

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • JUDAISM: Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown – 04SEP-06SEP
  • CHRISTIANITY: Birth of the Virgin Mary celebrated by Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican churches – 08SEP
  • RASTAFARIANISM: Ethiopian New Year – 11SEP
  • JUDAISM: Yom Kippur begins at sundown – 13SEP-14SEP
  • CHRISTIANITY: The Triumph of the Cross, during which Catholics and Orthodox Christians reflect on the salvation they believe inherent in the symbol of the cross – 14SEP

Monday, September 02, 2013

  • Global: UN Deputy SG Jan Eliasson will deliver a keynote address at the World Water Week in Stockholm.
  • Bangladesh: The country’s war crimes tribunal will rule on a contempt order against New York-based Human Rights Watch over a report criticizing a verdict against an Islamist leader.
  • China: Chinese and Pakistani air forces will take part in a joint drill, named “Shaheen-2,” in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (to 22SEP).
  • Japan: Nuclear regulation chief Shunichi Tanaka to hold press conference.
  • Japan: Anniversary of signing unconditional surrender, bringing an end to World War II – 1945.
  • Thailand: Former British PM Tony Blair will join a government-initiated forum in an effort to reconcile Thailand’s bitterly divided political factions.
  • United States: Labor Day.
  • Uzbekistan: Independence Day – 1991.
  • Vietnam: Government to free 15,000 convicts to commemorate Independence Day.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

  • Global: Forbes Global CEO Conference begin sin Nusa Dua, Indonesia (to 05SEP).
  • Europe: President Vladimir Putin will meet with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan in Moscow.
  • Europe: Anniversary of Britain and France declaring war on Germany – 1939.
  • France: German President Joachim Gauck will visit France for talks with French President Francois Hollande and PM Jean-Marc Ayrault, he will also visit the site of a Nazi massacre (to 05SEP).
  • Marshall Islands: Pacific Islands Forum begins in Majuro (to 06SEP).
  • Pakistan: PM Nawaz Sharif has called a meeting of federal cabinet on the law and order situation in Karachi.
  • Qatar: National Day, anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom – 1971.
  • South Sudan and Sudan: South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit will visit Khartoum to hold summit with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al- Bashir on outstanding issues between the two countries.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

  • Global: 4th Global Ethanol Focus 2013 conference will begin in Singapore (to 05SEP).
  • Djibouti: Anniversary of the country’s constitution being approved – 1992.
  • France and Syria: French parliament will hold an emergency session to debate the Syria crisis.
  • Mali: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will take office as president of Mali.
  • Sweden: President Barack Obama will visit Sweden, either this day or 05SEP. 
  • Judaism: Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown (to 06SEP).

Thursday, September 05, 2013

  • Global: US President Barack Obama will attend the G20 summit in St. Petersburg (to 06SEP).
  • Global: UN Deputy SG Jan Eliasson will return to New York after visiting Sweden.
  • Chile: Anniversary of the Seguro Obrero massacre – 1938.
  • Japan: Bilateral summit planned between Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama on the fringes of the G20 Summit.

Friday, September 06, 2013

  • China and United States: Joint China-US naval exercises will begin in Pearl Harbor.
  • East Timor and Indonesia: Anniversary of Indonesia’s imposition of martial law in East Timor as thousands of people fled the province and pro-Indonesian militias continued a wave of terror – 1999.
  • Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: Anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union – 1991.
  • Germany: Anniversary of Israeli Olympic hostages killed in gun battle – 1972.
  • India and Pakistan: Anniversary of Indian Army’s invasion of West Pakistan – 1965.
  • Kazakhstan: Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay his first official visit to Kazakhstan (to 08SEP).
  • Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of PM Mahmoud Abbas’ resignation after a prolonged power struggle with Palestinian President Yasir Arafat – 2003.
  • South Sudan and Sudan: Sudan’s extended deadline to cut off oil exports  from South Sudan.
  • Swaziland: Anniversary of independence – 1968.
  • Ukraine: Hearing of jailed former PM and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko postponed to this date.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

  • Australia: Federal election.
  • Brazil: Independence Day.
  • Cambodia: Mass nonviolent opposition protest planned to demand the establishment of an independent committee to look into alleged poll irregularities.
  • Maldives: Presidential election.
  • Vietnam: South Korean President Park Geun-hye will begin an official visit to Vietnam (to 11SEP).

Sunday, September 08, 2013

  • Cambodia: Final official tally for recent general election will be announced.
  • Dagestan and Ingushetia: North Caucasian republics of Dagestan and Ingushetia will hold elections of their heads.
  • Iran: Anniversary of Black Friday, when Shah forces fired into the crowd of demonstrators at Jaleh Square in Tehran, killing hundreds of Iranian students – 1978.
  • Macedonia: Independence Day.
  • Northern Ireland: Anniversary of Irish Republican Army’s announcement of its ceasefire – 1998.
  • Pakistan: President Asif Ali Zardari’s last day in office.
  • Pakistan: Navy Day, commemorates the Indo-Pakistan War – 1965.
  • Russia: Single Voting Day, elections, including the Moscow mayorial elections and election of the head of Dagestan.
  • Christianity: Birth of the Virgin Mary celebrated by Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.

Monday, September 09, 2013

  • Global: 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council will begin (to 27SEP).
  • Global: Roberto Azevedo, the new head of the WTO, is set to present his official program in Geneva to the WTO General Council.
  • Africa: African Union Day.
  • China: Anniversary of the death of Chairman Mao Zedong – 1976.
  • Korea, North: Independence Day – 1948.
  • Norway: Parliamentary elections.
  • Pakistan: Mamnoon Hussain will be sworn in as the 12th president of Pakistan for a five-year term.
  • Tajikistan: National Day, anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union – 1991.
  • United States: End of Congress’ summer recess; the House of Representatives will debate President Obama’s proposal to deliver a military strike at Syria during this week.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

  • Global: Opening of UN General Assembly.
  • Asia: World Travel and Tourism Council Asia Summit begins in Soeul (to 11SEP).
  • Europe: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi expected to travel to several European countries.
  • Gibraltar: National Day, anniversary of vote to reject Spanish sovereignty – 1967.
  • Guinea-Bissau: Independence Day – 1974.
  • Kenya: Deputy President William Ruto will go on trial for crimes against humanity.
  • Pakistan: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf ordered to appear in court in connection with the death of Baluch rebel leader Nawaz Akbar Bugti in 2006.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  • Global: World Economic Forum meeting begins in Dalian (to 13SEP).
  • Chile: Anniversary of coup overthrowing democratically elected President Salvador Allende – 1973.
  • Libya: First anniversary of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi; the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed – 2012.
  • Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of last Israeli troops leaving Gaza – 2005.
  • United States: Anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks – 2001.
  • United States: Terry Jones plans to burn 2,753 Korans.
  • Rastafarianism: Ethiopian New Year.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

  • Azerbaijan: Special working group on the Caspian legal status will meet in Baku on the level of deputy FMs (to 13SEP).
  • Japan and Russia: First round of bilateral consultations on cyber security will begin in Moscow (to 13SEP).
  • United States: Anniversary of US declaration of War on Terror – 2001.

Friday, September 13, 2013

  • Iran: Russia’s Vladimir Putin to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will begin in Bishkek.
  • Judaism: Yom Kippur begins at sundown (to 14SEP).

Saturday, September 14, 2013

  • Asia: Special meeting of senior officials from ASEAN and China to begin formal talks on the Code of Conduct will begin in Suzhou, date tentative (to 15SEP).
  • Australia: Presidential elections.
  • Christianity: The Triumph of the Cross, during which Catholics and Orthodox Christians reflect on the salvation they believe inherent in the symbol of the cross.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

  • El Salvador: Anniversary of independence from Spain – 1821.
  • Guatemala: Anniversary of independence from Spain – 1821.
  • Honduras: Anniversary of independence from Spain – 1821.
  • Macau: Legislative council elections.
  • Nicaragua: Anniversary of independence from Spain – 1821.

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South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit is to visit the Sudan’s capital of Khartoum on Tuesday to hold summit with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al- Bashir on outstanding issues between the two countries

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