Two Weeks Ahead – 11 May 2015

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 10, 2015

Two Weeks Ahead (11MAY-24MAY)

Produced by the Rendon Group

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • GUYANA: Guyana elections (11MAY)
  • IRAQ AND THE UNITED STATES: U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi will meet in Washington (14MAY)
  • NORTH KOREA: An international women’s march will take place in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang (14MAY)
  • ISRAEL AND PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Anniversary of the Day of Al-Nakba – 1948 (15MAY)
  • EUROPE REGION: Summit of the Eastern Partnership to take place in Riga, Latvia (21MAY)
  • THAILAND: Anniversary of junta coup – 2014 (22MAY)
  • ETHIOPIA: House of People’s Representatives elections (24MAY)

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • Christianity: The Ascension of Christ (14MAY)

Monday, May 11, 2015

  • France and Cuba: French President Hollande to visit Cuba
  • Guyana: Guyana elections
  • Luxembourg: Anniversary of independence – 1867

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • China: Anniversary of 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province in central China, killing more than 28,000 people and burying more than 10,600 people – 2008
  • Iran: Negotiations seeking a definitive accord on Iran’s nuclear programme will resume in Vienna, Austria
  • Saudi Arabia and Yemen: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said a humanitarian ceasefire in the Yemen conflict to start
  • Ukraine: A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will arrive in Ukraine

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  • Ecuador: Anniversary of independence – 1830
  • Europe Region: The European Commission will make a decision on the visa free regime for Ukraine and Georgia
  • India and China: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China
  • Middle East Region: Six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are to meet with US President Barack Obama

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • Israel: Independence Day -1948
  • Iraq and United States:  U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi will meet in Washington
  • Liberia: National Unification Day – 1971
  • Malaysia: Malaysian Youth Day
  • Paraguay: Anniversary of independence – 1811
  • Russia: Anniversary of the creation of the Warsaw Pact – 1955
  • Christianity: Ascension of Christ

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • Global: International Day of Families
  • Israel and Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of the Day of Al-Nakba – 1948
  • Mali: International mediators in the Mali conflict invited all parties to sign a peace and reconciliation agreement at a ceremony
  • North Korea: An international women’s march will take place in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • China: Anniversary of beginning of “Cultural Revolution” – 1966

Sunday, May 17, 2015

  • Congo: Liberation Day (AFDL Anniversary) – 1997
  • Norway: Constitution Day -1814

Monday, May 18, 2015

  • Sri Lanka: Anniversary of the end of fighting between the Sri Lankan Government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – 2009
  • Turkmenistan: Constitution Day – 1992

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Turkey: Ataturk Memorial, Youth and Sports Day – 1919

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • Canada: Victoria Day – 1858
  • Cuba: Anniversary of Cuba’s independence from the US – 1902

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • Global: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • Chile: Navy Day (Battle of Iquiqie – 1879)
  • Europe Region: Summit of the Eastern Partnership to take place in Riga, Latvia

Friday, May 22, 2015

  • Chile: Anniversary of a 9.5-magnitude earthquake, the biggest ever recorded, kills 5,700 people in Chile while the tsunami it triggers leaves 130 dead in Japan and 61 in Hawaii -1960
  • Thailand: Anniversary of junta coup – 2014

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Jamaica: National Labour Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

  • Eritrea: Eritrean Independence Day – 1993
  • Ethiopia: House of People’s Representatives elections

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