Two Weeks Ahead – 17 November 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on November 17, 2013


  • GLOBAL: Conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change will begin in Warsaw, Poland (11NOV to 22NOV)
  • GLOBAL: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25NOV)
  • GLOBAL: WHO World AIDS Day (01DEC)
  • ISRAEL AND RUSSIA: Russian President Putin to meet with PM Netanyahu (20NOV)
  • SYRIA: Geneva II Conference to be held (23NOV to 24NOV)
  • PAKISTAN: D8 Summit (22NOV)
  • EUROPE: European Partnership Summit to begin in Vilnius (27 NOV to 29NOV)
  • SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei mandate will end (30NOV)
  • UNITED STATES: Thanksgiving (28NOV)


  • JUDAISM: Hanukkah (27NOV to 05DEC))

Monday, November 18, 2013

  • Belgium: EU foreign and defense ministers meeting in Brussels (to 19NOV)
  • Britain: Two men stand to be charged with death of soldier
  • Colombia: Anniversary of beginning of FARC-Colombia peace talks – 2012
  • Colombia: Negotiations between FARC and the government resume on the issue of drug trafficking
  • Germany: Government to discuss US surveillance claims 
  • Latvia: Independence Day – 1918
  • Syria: Delegation to visit Moscow for preparation talks for Geneva II Peace Conference (to 18NOV).
  • Ukraine: Deadline set by EU for decision on Tymoshenko

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

  • Afghanistan: Anniversary of Karzai sworn in as president
  • Belarus: Foreign minister to visit Russia
  • Libya: Anniversary of Seif Gaddhafi’s capture – 2011
  • Nepal: Legislative elections
  • Switzerland: Anniversary of first Geneva summit – 1855

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  • Global: Anniversary of Nuremberg trials – 1945
  • Iran: Nuclear program talks to reconvene by this date
  • Israel: Russian President Putin to meet with PM Netanyahu
  • Mexico: Anniversary of Mexican Revolution – 1910
  • Mozambique: Municipal elections
  • Pakistan: Imran Khan announced closure of NATO supply line after this date
  • Turkey: Anniversary of Istanbul car bombs killing 63 people

Thursday, November 21, 2013

  • Afghanistan: Assembly of elders to consider US security pact post-2014
  • Egypt: Anniversary of President Morsi’s constitutional amendments to extend powers – 2012
  • Georgia and Russia: Officials to review relations over the past year
  • Latvia: Russian and Latvian foreign ministers to discuss relations
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of mob attack against US embassy in Islamabad – 1979

Friday, November 22, 2013

  • Egypt: Anniversary of President Morsi’s constitutional amendments to extend powers – 2012
  • Pakistan: D8 Summit
  • Syria: Friends of Syria group to meet in London, UK

Saturday, November 23, 2013

  • Colombia and Peru: Anniversary of anti-drug co-op called “Colper Amazonia” – 2010
  • Iraq: Anniversary of Sadr City bombings which killed at least 215 people – 2006
  • Mauritania: Parliamentary and local elections
  • North Korea: Anniversary of Yeongpyeong incident with NKorean soldiers killing 2 South Korean soldiers – 2010

Sunday, November 24, 2013

  • Guinea Bissau: General elections
  • Honduras: Presidential elections
  • Mali: Legislative elections

Monday, November 25, 2013

  • Global: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • Bangladesh: Anniversary of cyclone with 70-mph winds killinh 5, displacing 300,000 – 1995
  • Malaysia: Anniversary of Hindraf mass gathering – 2011
  • Russia and United States: Bilateral talks to prepare Geneva II talks
  • Russia: Catholic Pope to receive President Putin

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

  • Brunei: 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Forum on Migrant Labor (to NOV27)
  • India: Anniversary of the coordinated 2008 Mumbai attacks, killing 164 and wounding at least 308 – 2008
  • Iran: 31st Anniversary of Day Basij – 1979
  • Iran: President Ahmadinejad must appear before criminal court following complaint lodged by parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani
  • Italy and Russia: Intergovernmental talks in the 2+2 format to take place in Trieste, Italy
  • Nigeria: Oil & Gas Fundamentals 2013 in Lagos (to 28NOV)
  • Scotland: Scottish government’s white paper setting out its platform on independence would be published on November 26
  • Turkey: Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will visit Iran (to NOV27)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

  • Europe: European Partnership Summit to begin in Vilnius (to 29NOV)
  • Iraq: Anniversary of Iraqi parliament ratifying US troop presence until 2011 – 2008
  • Israel and Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of Abbas and Israeli premier Ehud Olmert formally restarting negotiations in Maryland – 2007
  • Italy: Members of the Senate due to vote on Berlusconi’s ejection
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of US air strikes killing 24 Pakistani soldiers, prompting Pakistan to suspend overland NATO supply routes into Afghanistan for 7 months – 2011

Thursday, November 28, 2013

  • Global: Cyber Security Summit in London, England (to 30NOV)
  • Egypt: Anniversary of first parliamentary elections since Mubarak’s ouster – 2011
  • Madagascar: Two presidential candidates to begin campaigning (to 18DEC)
  • United States: Thanksgiving
  • Judaism: Hanukkah (to 05DEC)

Friday, November 29, 2013

  • Kosovo: Anniversary of former PM Haradinaj’s acquittal by Hague-based UN war crimes tribunal over charges of war crimes during the 1990s conflict – 2012
  • Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of UN General Assembly vote to upgrade diplomatic status of Palestine – 2012

Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • North Korea: Anniversary of North Korean currency reevaluation
  • Sudan and South Sudan: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei mandate will end
  • Ukraine: Official determination on US intellectual property trade probe on Ukraine will be given
  • Yemen: Anniversary of Yemeni Independence from UK – 1967

Sunday, December 01, 2013

  • Global: WHO World AIDS Day
  • Afghanistan: Anniversary of US President Obama orderings surge of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan – 2009
  • France: France will take over as president of the UN Security Council
  • Portugal: Restoration of Independence – 1640
  • Romania: National Day – 1918


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