Two Weeks Ahead: 03 March 2014

by TRG Alerts Admin on March 2, 2014

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • GLOBAL: International Women’s Day (08MAR)
  • ASIA REGION: First ASEAN Youth Forum (03MAR to 05MAR)
  • COLOMBIA: Legislative Elecions (09MAR)
  • EL SALVADOR: Presidential run-off elections (09MAR)
  • EGYPT: Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists begins (05MAR)

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • BAHA’I: Nineteen Day Fast (02MAR-21MAR)
  • CHRISTIANITY: Ash Wednesday (05MAR)
  • JUDAISM: Purim (16MAR)

Monday, March 03, 2014

  • Global: 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (to 28MAR)
  • Africa: Environment Day
  • Asia: Japanese and North Korean officials meet for talks in China
  • Australia: Labour Day
  • Bulgaria: Liberation Day
  • Myanmar: First ASEAN Youth Forum (to 05MAR)
  • United States and Israel: US President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Iran and US Middle East peace moves

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

  • Global: Carnival/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras
  • Zimbabwe: Anniversary of President Mugabe coming to power – 1980

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

  • Egypt: Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists begins
  • Venezuela: Anniversary of President Hugo Chavez’s death
  • Christianity: Ash Wednesday

Thursday, March 06, 2014

  • Europe Region: EPP Commission Chief candidate election
  • Ghana: Independence Day – 1957
  • Saudi Arabia: Anniversary of public protest ban – 2011

Friday, March 07, 2014

  • Nothing to report.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

  • Global: International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 09, 2014

  • Colombia: Legislative Elections
  • El Salvador: Presidential run-off election
  • North Korea: Parliamentary elections

Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Australia: Labour Day
  • Japan: IPCC to hold general meeting in Yokohama
  • Syria: Brahimi would brief the UN Security Council sometime during the week
  • Tibet: Anniversary of failed Tibet uprising – 1959

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • Chile: Chile’s president-elect Michelle Bachelet to be sworn in
  • Iraq: Anniversary of the establishment of the Kurdish Autonomous Region – 1970
  • Japan: Anniversary of Japan 8.9 earthquake and tsunami – 2011
  • Lithuania: Day of Restitution of  Independence of Lithuania – 1990
  • Russia: Anniversary of Gorbachev becoming Soviet Premier – 1985
  • Saudi Arabia: Anniversary of Saudi security forces quelling pro-democracy “day of rage” in Riyadh
  • Spain: Anniversary of Madrid train bombings – 2004

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • Cambodia: Cambodia’s nine opposition- aligned trade unions warned Wednesday that they would lead a weeklong strike (to 19MAR)
  • India: Anniversary of deadly Bombay bombing – 1993
  • Nigeria: The National Executive Council of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria to begin a two-day nationwide warning strike
  • Serbia: Anniversary of assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic – 2003

Thursday, March 13, 2014

  • Global: Anniversary of Pope Francis elected to succeed Pope Benedict XVI – 2013
  • Turkey: Anniversary of 6.5 earthquake in eastern Turkey killing 500 – 1992

Friday, March 14, 2014

  • Andorra: Constitution Day
  • Chad: Anniversary of attempted coup d’etat – 2006

Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Bahrain: Anniversary of the monarch declaring martial law during protests and violence – 2011
  • Hungary: Hungarian National Day – 1848
  • Syria: Anniversary of Syrian protests erupting – 2011

Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Egypt: Anniversary of Kingdom of Egypt Proclaimed – 1922
  • Guinea Bissau: General elections
  • Serbia: Parliamentary elections
  • Judaism: Purim

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