Two Weeks Ahead – 18 May 2015

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 17, 2015

Two Weeks Ahead (18MAY-31MAY)

Produced by the Rendon Group

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • 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)
  • UNITED STATES: Memorial Day (25MAY)
  • GLOBAL: Trans-Pacific Partnership countries to hold ministerial talks in Philippines (26MAY to 28MAY)
  • PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Anniversary of the creation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization – 1964 (28MAY)
  • JAPAN AND EUROPE: Japan and the European Union will hold an annual summit in Tokyo (29MAY)

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • Christianity: Pentacost (24MAY), Trinity Sunday (31MAY)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

  • Congo: Liberation Day (AFDL Anniversary) – 1997
  • Norway: Constitution Day -1814
  • South Korea: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit South Korea (to 18MAY)

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
  • Israel and the Palestinian Territories: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (to 21May)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • Global: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • Armenia and Azerbaijan: Representatives of both countries will have talks on settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the sidelines of the Riga Summit (to 22MAY)
  • Chile: Navy Day (Battle of Iquiqie – 1879)
  • Europe Region: Summit of the Eastern Partnership to take place in Riga, Latvia
  • United States & Cuba: Continue discussions to re-open embassies

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
  • Vietnam: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Vietnam

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Jamaica: National Labour Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

  • Eritrea: Eritrean Independence Day – 1993
  • Ethiopia: House of People’s Representatives elections
  • Ireland: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ireland

Monday, May 25, 2015

  • Africa Region: Africa Unity Day – 1963
  • Argentina: First Government Day – 1810
  • Jordan: Jordan Independence Day / Renaissance Day – 1946
  • Middle East Region: Anniversary of the creation of the Gulf Cooperation Council – 1981
  • United States: Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Global: Trans-Pacific Partnership countries to hold ministerial talks in Philippines (to 28MAY)
  • Europe Region: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Brussels to address the European parliament
  • Burundi: Burundi is scheduled to hold communal and legislative elections

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Republic Day
  • Japan and United States: Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga will visit Washington and Hawaii to convey local opposition to the relocation of a U.S. military base (to 05JUN)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • Africa Region: Anniversary of the creation of the Economic Community of West African States – 1975
  • Nepal: Nepal National Day, anniversary of Constituent Assembly declaring Nepal as a federal republic – 2008
  • Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of the creation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization – 1964
  • Turkey: Anniversary of Gezi Park protests near Taksim Square – 2013

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Japan: Japan and the European Union will hold an annual summit in Tokyo
  • Nigeria: Nigeria handover to winner of elections mandated
  • Thailand: Thailand will host a regional summit on the flow of migrants through the Bay of Bengal

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • Nothing to report

Sunday, May 31, 2015

  • South Africa: Anniversary of South Africa becoming a republic and breaking off from the U.K. – 1961

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