Two Weeks Ahead: 05 May 2014

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 4, 2014


  • GLOBAL: OECD ministerial council meeting in Paris, France (06MAY)
  • NIGERIA: World Economic Forum on Africa (07MAY to 09 May)
  • CHINA: 115th China Import and Export Fair (15APR to 05MAY)
  • SOUTH AFRICA: National assembly elections (07MAY)
  • PHILIPPINES: World Economic Forum on East Asia (12MAY to 23MAY)
  • GUINEA BISSAU: Run-off presidential elections (18MAY)
  • UKRAINE AND UNITED STATES: United States-Ukraine Working Group on Nonproliferation and Export Controls (15MAY to 16MAY)


  • Nothing to report

Monday, May 05, 2014

  • Djibouti and United States: President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti will be at the White House
  • Europe Region: Eurogroup meeting to take place in Brussels
  • Europe Region: Anniversary of the establishment of the Council of Europe – 1949
  • Israel: Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)
  • Mexico: Cinco de Mayo -1862
  • Paraguay: Anniversary of Gen. Alfredo Stroessner heading coup against civilian President Federico Chavez, beginning 34-year dictatorship in Paraguay – 1954
  • Tanzania: The country will host the 12th biennial conference of the International Women Judges Association in the city of Arusha.
  • Thailand: Coronation Day – 1950

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

  • Global: OECD ministerial council meeting in Paris, France
  • Angola: Anniversary of U.N. Security Council condemns South Africa for invading Angola and demands withdrawal – 1978
  • Israel: Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)
  • Russia: Anniversary of Josef Stalin becoming Soviet premier, succeeding V.M. Molotov – 1941
  • United States: Anniversary of Hindenburg explosion – 1937

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

  • Europe Region: Anniversary of a German torpedo sinking the British liner Lusitania off the Irish coast, killing nearly 1,200 people – 1915
  • Georgia: Anniversary of Soviet Union recognizing independence of Georgia – 1920
  • Malawi: General elections
  • Nigeria: World Economic Forum on Africa (to 09 May)
  • South Africa: Anniversary of legislators in Johannesburg taking oaths of office and blacks and whites sit down together for the first time to govern South Africa – 1994
  • South Africa: General elections

Thursday, May 08, 2014

  • Nothing to report

Friday, May 09, 2014

  • Europe Region: Victory Day, marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union, celebrated in many European countries – 1945
  • Kosovo: Anniversary of Kosovo’s joining the International Monetary Fund – 2009
  • Romania: Anniversary of Romania proclaiming its independence from the Turks – 1877

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • Nothing to report

Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Global: Mother’s Day
  • Lithuania: Presidential elections
  • Luxembourg: Anniversary of independence – 1867
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of first peaceful transfer of power in democratic elections – 2013
  • Ukraine: Referendum on whether or not the Donetsk region should get incorporated in the Russian Federation

Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Cambodia: Royal Ploughing Day Ceremony
  • Europe Region: Anniversary of the Black Sea Fleet – 1783
  • Germany: Anniversary of Soviets lifting the blockade of West Berlin after eleven months – 1949
  • Philippines: World Economic Forum on East Asia (to 23MAY)
  • Uruguay: President Jose Mujica to visit White House

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Ecuador: Independence Day – 1830
  • Pakistan: EU EOM will issue a statement of its preliminary findings on elections
  • Philippines: Elections
  • United States: GovSec Expo (14MAY)
  • Uzbekistan: Anniversary of Andijan massacre – 2005

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Global: Anniversary of the creation of the Warsaw Pact – 1955
  • Malaysia: Malaysian Youth Day
  • Paraguay: Paraguay becomes independent – 1811

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Global:  Foreign ministers of the Arctic Council, an international forum for the eight states bordering the Arctic, are to meet
  • France: Date of trial of makers of a diabetes and weight loss drug suspected in hundreds of deaths in France will be set
  • Israel/Palestine: Anniversary of Day of Al-Nakba – 1948
  • Russia:  Heads of G8 drug control agencies will convene in Moscow
  • Ukraine and United States: United States-Ukraine Working Group on Nonproliferation and Export Controls (to 16MAY)

Friday, May 16, 2014

  • China: Anniversary of hundreds of thousands arriving in Beijing to support college students fasting for freedom in Tiananmen Square – 1989
  • India: Results of the general election to be announced
  • Japan: Anniversary of Japan’s Premier Tsuyoshi Inukai is assassinated in Tokyo – 1932
  • South Korea: Anniversary of Maj. Gen. Park Chung-hee stages a military coup in South Korea – 1961
  • Sudan: Anniversary of the beginning of the rebellion of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army – 1983
  • Zaire/DRC: Anniversary of Zaire’s President Mobutu Sese Seko gives up power after 32 years of autocratic rule – 1997

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Norway: Constitution Day -1814
  • Zaire/DRC: Anniversary of Zaire renamed to the Democratic Republic of Congo – 1997

Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Guinea Bissau: Run-off election
  • India: Anniversary of India’s first nuclear test – 1974
  • Sri Lanka: Anniversary of the end of fighting between the Sri Lankan Government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – 2009


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