Two Weeks Ahead – 09 December 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on December 8, 2013

Two Weeks Ahead (09DEC-22DEC)

Produced by the Rendon Group

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • GLOBAL: International Human Rights Day (10DEC)
  • GLOBAL: International Migrant’s Day (18DEC)
  • EGYPT: Resumption of Muslim Brotherhood trials (11DEC)
  • CHINA: Second round of presidential elections (15DEC)
  • UNITED STATES: Anniversary of Sandy Hook Elementary massacre – 2012 (14DEC)
  • ASIA: Japan-ASEAN Summit in Tokyo (13DEC to 15DEC)
  • EUROPE: EU Summit to begin in Brussels (to 20DEC)
  • SYRIA: Roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014 to be approved (17DEC)
  • TUNISIA: Anniversary of Tunisia revolts (17DEC)

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • Christianity: Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Day – Mexico (12DEC)

Monday, December 09, 2013

  • Global: International Anti-Corruption Day
  • Congo: The United Nations peace keeping mission to deploy unarmed surveillance drones along the country’s troubled eastern border with Rwanda and Uganda
  • Greece: Greece hopes to strike a deal that would allow release of a new loan installment of 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion)
  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood chief and senior officials of the movement to face trial on new incitement charges
  • Europe: Eurogroup meeting of eurozone finance ministers
  • Kosovo: Anniversary of EU’s police and justice mission Eulex implemented – 2008
  • Mexico: Anniversary of leader of La Familia cartel killed – 2010
  • Pakistan: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to visit Pakistan
  • South America: Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador celebrate “Gran Colombia” – 1819

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

  • Global: Human Rights Day 
  • Cambodia: The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to stage protest to call inquiry to July’s election

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Algeria: Anniversary of twin bomb attacks on UNHCR offices and Algeria’s Constitutional Council – 2007
  • Egypt: Trials of Muslim Brotherhood to resume
  • Japan: Anniversary of Kyoto Protocol – 1997

Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • Australia: Debt limit to be hit by this date
  • Kenya: Anniversary of Independence from UK – 1963
  • Kuwait: Anniversary of Kuwait Embassy bombings -1983
  • Libya: Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam to stand trail
  • Mexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Day
  • North Korea: Anniversary of North Korea acceding to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty – 1985

Friday, December 13, 2013

  • Asia: Japan-ASEAN Summit in Tokyo (to 15DEC) 
  • China: Anniversary of Nanjing Massacre – 1937
  • Iraq: Anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s capture – 2003 
  • Malta: Republic Day – 1974

Saturday, December 14, 2013

  • Bosnia: Anniversary of Dayton Peace Agreement – 1995
  • Israel: Anniversary of Israel annexing Golan Heights – 1981
  • Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of Hamas’ establishment – 1987
  • United States: Anniversary of Sandy Hook Elementary massacre – 2012

Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • China: Presidential elections, second round
  • Ireland: End of bailout programme, becoming first eurozone country to exit a financial bailout programme 
  • North Korea: Anniversary of Agreed Framework and construction of two LWRs in North Korea – 1999
  • Syria: Will begin sequenced destruction of chemical weapons facilities by this date
  • Turkmenistan: Parliamentary elections
  • UK and Ireland: Anniversary of Anglo-Irish peace pact – 1993

Monday, December 16, 2013

  • Bangladesh: Anniversary of East Pakistan becoming Bangladesh – 1971
  • Colombia: Anniversary of FARC/ELN pact – 2009
  • Kazakhstan: Independence Day – 1991
  • Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due in Brussels for talks with European Union officials

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • Georgia and Russia: Fresh European Union talks (to 19DEC)
  • North Korea: Anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death – 2011
  • Syria: Roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014 to be approved by this date
  • Tunisia: Anniversary of Mohamed Bouaziz’s self-immolation and the Tunisian revolts – 2010
  • Tunisia: Elections
  • United States: Wright Brothers’ Day

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

  • Global: International Migrant’s Day
  • Iraq: Anniversary of US troop withdrawal – 2011
  • Kenya: Initial hearings of four men charged in Westgate mall attack

Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • China: Anniversary of Hong Kong returned to China from Britain – 1984
  • Europe: EU Summit to begin in Brussels (to 20DEC)

Friday, December 20, 2013

  • Madagascar: Second round of presidential elections
  • Panama: Anniversary of US Operation Just Cause – 1989
  • Spain: Anniversary of the assassination of PM Blanco – 1973
  • Syria: UN meeting to prepare for the Geneva II conference

Saturday, December 21, 2013

  • Global: First Day of Winter
  • Iraq: Anniversary of creation of unity government – 2010
  • Scotland: Anniversary of Lockerbie bombing on Pan Am flight – 1988

Sunday, December 22, 2013

  • Egypt: Anniversary of two-round referendum – 2012

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