Two Weeks Ahead: 09 September – 22 September 2013

by admin on September 8, 2013

Two Weeks Ahead (09SEP-22SEP)
Produced by the Rendon Group

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • 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 Seoul – 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
  • GLOBAL: IAEA General Conference begins in Vienna – 16SEP-20SEP
  • GLOBAL: 68th Session of UN General Assembly will begin – 17SEP-04OCT

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • 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
  • JUDAISM: Sukkot begins at sundown – 18SEP-25SEP

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.
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of: Negotiations with M23 rebels will begin in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Korea, North: Independence Day – 1948.
  • Korean Peninsula: US Special Representative for policy on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Glyn Davies will visit Seoul for meetings with South Korean government officials including Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Cho Tae-young (to 10SEP).
  • Norway: Parliamentary elections.
  • Pakistan: Mamnoon Hussain will be sworn in as the 12th president of Pakistan for a five-year term; Pakistani government will convene a grand conference of mainstream political parties next week to evolve consensus on a national security policy to deal with terrorism and to discuss proposal for talks with the Taliban insurgents.
  • Philippines: The Philippine panel preparing homicide charges against the country’s coastguards over the death of a Taiwanese fisherman has formally asked his fellow crewmen to appear before it on this date.
  • Russia: Syrian FM Walid al-Mu’allim will arrive in Moscow for talks with Sergei Lavrov to discuss the situation in Syria.
  • Tajikistan: National Day, anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union – 1991.
  • Thailand: US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield to visit Bangkok to discuss law enforcement cooperation and wildlife trafficking.
  • 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.
  • United Kingdom: Secretary Kerry will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London to discuss direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

  • Global: Opening of UN General Assembly.
  • Asia: World Travel and Tourism Council Asia Summit begins in Seoul (to 11SEP).
  • Asia: UN releases study on violence against women in Asia.
  • Europe: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi expected to travel to several European countries.
  • Brunei: US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will visit Brunei to attend meetings with his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (to 11SEP).
  • 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.
  • Korean Peninsula: South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will hold the second meeting of the joint committee on Sept. 10 to discuss reopening of the Kaesong industrial complex.
  • Myanmar: International telecoms executives to gather in Naypyidaw for conference on challenges facing Myanmar (to 11SEP).
  • 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.
  • Russia: Russian FM Sergei Lavrov will meet with Libyan FM Mohamed Abdelaziz in Moscow to discuss the situation in Syria and Egypt, and the case of Russian citizens detained in Libya.
  • United States: President Obama will address Americans in a live television address.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  • Global: World Economic Forum meeting begins in Dalian (to 13SEP).
  • Asia: One-year anniversary of Japan’s effective nationalisation of disputed Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands – 2012.
  • Catalonia: National Day.
  • Chile: Anniversary of coup overthrowing democratically elected President Salvador Allende – 1973.
  • Japan: Mongolian PM Norov Altankhuyag will visit (to 14SEP); Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will visit (to 13SEP).
  • Korean Peninsula: US Special Representative for policy on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Glyn Davies hold meetings in Beijing with Chinese government officials including Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei.
  • 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).
  • Cuba: 15th anniversary of the arrest of four Cuban intelligence agents by the US, Cuba’s Communist government is urging a display of yellow ribbons in an appeal to the US to release them – 1998
  • Indonesia: US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will visit Jakarta for discussions with senior Indonesian government officials on a range of bilateral and regional matters.
  • Japan and Russia: First round of bilateral consultations on cyber security will begin in Moscow (to 13SEP).
  • Korean Peninsula: US Special Representative for policy on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Glyn Davies will visit Japan for meetings with Japanese government officials including Director-General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Junichi Ihara (to 13SEP).
  • United States: Anniversary of US declaration of War on Terror – 2001.

Friday, September 13, 2013

  • China: US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will visit Beijing to meet with senior Chinese officials (to 14SEP).
  • Iran: Russia’s Vladimir Putin to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
  • Kuwait: Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, will visit President Barack Obama to talk about Middle Eastern issues.
  • 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.

Monday, September 16, 2013

  • Global: IAEA General Conference begins in Vienna (to 20SEP).
  • Africa: Namibia will hold the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11), a United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) initiative that has 195 members who meet every two years (to 27SEP).
  • Afghanistan: Candidate nominations open for 2014 presidential election (to 06OCT).
  • Bangladesh: Court expected to hear corruption charges against opposition leader and ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia.
  • Lebanon: Anniversary of the Beirut massacre – 1982.
  • Mexico: Independence Day – 1810.
  • Malaysia: Malaysia Day, commemorates the day when Sabah and Sarawak joined the peninsula to make up Malaysia – 1963.
  • Rwanda: Parliamentary elections.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  • Global: 68th Session of UN General Assembly will begin (to 04OCT).
  • Middle East: Anniversary of the signing of the Camp David Accords – 1978.
  • Jordan: Anniversary of the outbreak of civil war – 1970.
  • Malaysia: Court hears government’s appeal against acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charge (to 18SEP).
  • Ukraine: International Presidency Conference “Eastern Partnership Law Enforcement Cooperation: Way Forward” will begin in Vilnius (to 19SEP).
  • Yemen: Anniversary of US embassy attack in Sana’a.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  • Albania: South East Europe Media Conference (SEEMC) will begin in Tirana to (20SEP).
  • Chile: Fiestas Patrias, first day; commemorates the beginning of the Chilean independence process – 1810.
  • Korean Peninsula: Proposed date for informal meeting with six-party officials, coincides with the eighth anniversary of an agreement when the six nations achieved their first breakthrough in resolving the North’s nuclear standoff during the multilateral dialogue – 2005.
  • Philippines: Annual joint military exercises between US and Philippine Marines (to 11OCT).
  • Judaism: Sukkot begins at sundown (to 25SEP).

Thursday, September 19, 2013

  • Chile: Fiestas Patrias, second day; Day of the Glories of the (Chilean) Army.
  • Egypt: Mohammed ElBaradei will face trial over his resignation as vice president after a deadly crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Korean Peninsula: Chuseok, national harvest festival; North Korea will allow contacts between families separated by the Korean War.
  • Mexico: Anniversary of 8.1 Mexico City earthquake that killed more than 10,000 – 1985.
  • Vietnam: Mid-autumn festival.

Friday, September 20, 2013

  • Americas and Asia: Trans-Pacific Partnership to conclude bilateral negotiations over tariff elimination; all TPP countries except Japan are required to put 95 percent of their respective tariff lines on the negotiation table by this date.
  • Jamaica: IMF team reviewing Jamaica’s quantitative targets and reform agenda will sign off on its first performance review.
  • Russia: 23rd session of the Council of the SCO Regional Antiterrorist Center will be held in Yaroslavl, Russia.
  • Swaziland: Final round of parliamentary elections.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

  • Global: International Day of Peace.
  • Armenia: Independence Day – 1991.
  • Belize: Independence Day – 1981.
  • Iraq: Parliamentary and provincial elections will be held in Iraq.
  • Malta: Independence Day – 1964.
  • Sri Lanka: Former war zone (Northern Provincial Council) will open regional polls for the first time.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

  • Global: September Equinox; first day of autumn in northern hemisphere and first day of spring in southern hemisphere.
  • Bulgaria: Independence Day – 1908.
  • Germany: General elections.
  • Guinea: Campaigning ends for 24SEP elections.
  • Iran and Iraq: Anniversary of the beginning of the Iran-Iraq War – 1980.
  • Switzerland: Citizens will vote on three federal referendums.

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