Two Weeks Ahead: 16 September – 29 September 2013

by admin on September 15, 2013

Two Weeks Ahead (16SEP-29SEP)
Produced by the Rendon Group


  • GLOBAL: 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council – 09SEP-27SEP
  • GLOBAL: IAEA General Conference in Vienna – 16SEP-20SEP
  • GLOBAL: 68th Session of UN General Assembly – 17SEP-04OCT
  • CAMBODIA: Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni will convene the first National Assembly session – 23SEP
  • IRAN: UN-Iran nuclear talks set to resume 27SEP
  • KOREAN PENINSULA: Reunions of relatives separated by Korean War will be held at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort –  25-30SEP.
  • SRI LANKA: Former war zone (Northern Provincial Council) will open regional polls for the first time – 21SEP


  • JUDAISM: Sukkot begins at sundown – 18SEP-25SEP
  • JUDAISM: Simchat Torah begins at sundown – 26SEP to 27SEP
  • JUDAISM: Michaelmas/St. Michael Feast day – 29SEP.

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.
  • Korea, North: The Kaesong industrial park will resume operations after a trial period.
  • 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.
  • Russia: FM Lavrov and Egyptian FM Fahmy will meet in Moscow to discuss the situation in Egypt and in the Middle East, focusing on Syria.
  • Rwanda: Parliamentary elections.
  • Turkey: Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif will visit turkey for talks on bilateral relations (to 18SEP).

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.
  • Libya: Abdullah Senussi, Muammar Gaddafi’s brother-in-law, is due to stand trial along with other key figures from the former regime.
  • Mexico: Anniversary of 8.1 Mexico City earthquake that killed more than 10,000 – 1985.
  • Vietnam: Mid-autumn festival.
  • Sudan: Amira Osman Hamed will stand trial for leaving her hair uncovered in defiance of what she calls a “Taliban”-like law.

Friday, September 20, 2013

  • Afghanistan: Anniversary of Taliban suicide bomber assassinating Karzai’s peace envoy – 2011.
  • 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.
  • Lebanon: Anniversary of truck bomb outside US embassy annex, killing 24 people – 1984.
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of truck bomb killing 60 people outside Marriott hotel in Islamabad, killing Czech ambassador – 2008.
  • 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.
  • Pakistan: Mohammad on Yaum-e-Ishq Rasool; public holiday.
  • 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.
  • Sri Lanka: First local council elections in former war zone in northeast.

Monday, September 23, 2013

  • Global: 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council (to 27SEP).
  • Global: International Day Against Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking.
  • Cambodia: Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni will convene the first National Assembly session
  • Libya: Anniversary of Libyan authorities dissolving all militias and armed groups not under state authority – 2012.
  • Nigeria: Anniversary of sucide bomb near church in the city of Bauchi, killing two and injuring dozens. Authorities announce a round-the-clock curfew – 2012.
  • Saudi Arabia: Saudia Arabia National Day – 1932.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

  • Global: UN Leaders’ Summit begins.
  • Cambodia: Constitution Day.
  • Guinea: Legislative elections.
  • Guinea: Independence Day – 1973.
  • Madagascar: Campaigning will begin for the first round of presidential elections (to 23OCT).
  • Nigeria: Anniversary of soldiers killing 35 Boko Haram Islamists in crackdown in NE city of Damaturu – 2012.
  • Nigeria: Upstream and Downstream Oil & Gas Expo 2013 in Abuja.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  • Africa: Pan-African Women’s Day.
  • Japan: Anniversary of 8.0 earthquake offshore of Hokkaido – 2003.
  • Korean Peninsula: Reunions of relatives separated by Korean War will be held at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort (to 30SEP).
  • South America: Anniversary of Bank of the South, billed as alternative to International Monetary Fund -2009.
  • Judaism: Hoshanah Rabbah; end of Sukkot.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

  • Europe: International investment forum Sochi 2013 will begin (to 29SEP).
  • Israel and Palestinian Territories: A partial freeze of West Bank settlement building expired, leading to the collapse of direct talks – 2010.
  • United States: First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) UN General Assembly meeting in New York City.
  • Judaism: Simchat Torah begins at sundown (to 27SEP).

Friday, September 27, 2013

  • Global: Anniversary of foundation of Google – 1998.
  • Afghanistan: Anniversary of fall of Kabul against opposition militia – 1996.
  • Aruba: Parliamentary elections.
  • Bangladesh: Anniversary of 90-mph cyclone, 500 missing, 51 killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated – 1997.
  • India: PM Manmohan Singh will visit White House to discuss trade and security issues.
  • Iran: UN-Iran nuclear talks set to resume.
  • United States: Annual meeting of IMF and World Bank in Washington, DC.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

  • Cyprus: Judicial inquiry committee investigating Cyprus is expected to prepare a report.
  • Guinea: Anniversary of Army massacre of opposition protesters – 2009.
  • Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of self-rule in West Bank – 1995.
  • Sudan: Amira Osman Hamed will stand trial for leaving her hair uncovered in act of defiance of what she calls a “Taliban” – like law.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

  • Austria: Legislative elections.
  • Bahrain: Anniversary of Bahraini doctors jailed for treating activists during anti-government protests – 2011.
  • Haiti: Anniversary of Haitian coup d’etat, ousting President Jean-Bertrand Aristaide by Haitian army – 1991.
  • Judaism: Michaelmas/St. Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael’s Day, a feast day in honor of archangel Michael.


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