Two Weeks Ahead: 26 August – 08 September 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on August 25, 2013

Two Weeks Ahead (26AUG-08SEP)
Produced by the Rendon Group

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNIVERSARIES

  • SYRIA: UN experts will begin their probe of alleged chemical arms site in Syria – 26AUG
  • PAKISTAN: Afghan President Hamid Karzai will visit Pakistan – 26AUG-28AUG
  • ASIA: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines and will meet with ASEAN defense ministers – 28AUG-03SEP
  • ASIA: Foreign ministers’ meeting to commemorate their 10th anniversary of a strategic partnership between ASEAN and China will begin in Beijing – 29AUG-30AUG
  • EUROPE: US President Barack Obama will meet Baltic leaders for talks ahead of the G20 summit in Russia – 30AUG
  • UNITED STATES: State department global travel alert is set to expire – 31AUG
  • GLOBAL: Australia will take over as president of the UNSC – 01SEP
  • JAPAN: Bilateral summit planned between Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama on the fringes of the G20 Summit – 05SEP
  • GLOBAL: US President Barack Obama will attend the G20 summit in St. Petersburg – 05SEP-06SEP
  • CHINA AND UNITED STATES: Joint China-US naval exercises will begin in Pearl Harbor – 06SEP

KEY RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

  • JUDAISM: Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown – 04SEP-06SEP
  • CHRISTIANITY: Birth of the Virgin Mary celebrated by Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican churches – 08SEP

Monday, August 26, 2013

  • Global: Pan-Pacific and South-East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA) will host an international women’s conference in Suva, Fiji (to 30AUG).
  • Colombia: FARC will resume peace talks with the Colombian government after a “pause” to analyze President Juan Manuel Santos’ proposal that any eventual accord be submitted to a referendum.
  • Indonesia: Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa will meet UN Deputy SG Jan Eliasson.
  • Pakistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai will visit Pakistan (to 28AUG).
  • Russia: Ukrainian PM Nikolai Azarov will visit Moscow, the agenda includes current issues of economic relations between Russia and Ukraine.
  • Syria: UN experts will begin their probe of alleged chemical arms site in Syria.
  • United States and United Kingdom: Yosuke Isozaki , a special advisor to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will visit the United States and Britain for talks with members of their security councils to prepare for the creation of a similar institution in Japan (to 30AUG).
  • Venezuela: A cruiser from the Russian Black Sea Fleet is set to arrive in the country after leaving Nicaragua.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Jordan: Municipal elections.
  • Moldova: Independence Day – 1991.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Asia: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines and will meet with ASEAN defense ministers (to 03SEP).
  • Bahrain: National dialogue conference between government and opposition representatives to end the kingdom’s political impasse will resume.
  • Czech Republic: President Milos Zeman will formally dissolve the lower house of parliament in advance of upcoming elections.
  • United States: 50th anniversary of the March on Washington – 1963.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

  • Global: UN Day Against Nuclear Tests.
  • Asia: Foreign ministers’ meeting to commemorate their 10th anniversary of a strategic partnership between ASEAN and China will begin in Beijing (to 30AUG).
  • Ghana: Ghana’s Supreme Court will rule on an opposition challenge to the result of December’s presidential election by this date.
  • Japan and Korea: Anniversary of Japan’s treaty to annex Korea coming into effect – 1910.
  • United States: Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting Louisiana – 2005.

Friday, August 30, 2013

  • Americas and Asia: All TPP countries except Japan are required to put 90 percent of their respective tariff lines on the negotiation table by this date.
  • Europe: US President Barack Obama will meet Baltic leaders for talks ahead of the G20 summit in Russia.
  • China: Anniversary of Britain’s reestablishment of its governance of Hong Kong, ending three years and seven months of Japanese occupation – 1945.
  • Cuba, Panama and North Korea: Report of the Experts of the Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council inspecting the arms cargo found by Panamanian authorities in July aboard a North Korean ship is set to be released.
  • East Timor: Anniversary of residents voting for independence from Indonesia in a UN sponsored ballot – 1999.
  • Iran: Anniversary of the assassination of Iran’s president and prime minister when a bomb exploded in government offices in Tehran – 1981.
  • Kazakhstan: Anniversary of Kazakhstan’s adopting of its constitution – 1995.
  • Pakistan: Deadline set by PM Nawaz Sharif for the finalization of the draft of the government’s counter terror policy.
  • Philippines: National Heroes’ Day.
  • Sudan: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit will visit Sudan to hold talks with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

  • Global: Brazilian Carvalho de Azevedo will replace Pascal Lamy as WTO Director-General.
  • Iraq: Anniversary of the beginning of Operation New Dawn and the ending of Operation Iraqi Freedom – 2010.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Independence Day – 1991.
  • Malaysia: Merdeka Day, Independence Day – 1957.
  • Northern Ireland: Anniversary of Irish Republican Army declaring an open-ended cease-fire in its 24-year campaign against British rule – 1994.
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago becoming an independent nation within British Commonwealth – 1962.
  • United States: State department global travel alert is set to expire.
  • Uzbekistan: Anniversary of independence from Soviet Union – 1991.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

  • Global: Australia will take over as president of the UNSC.
  • Europe: Anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland – 1939.
  • Libya: National Day – 1969.
  • Russia: Anniversary of Beslan hostage crisis, a three-day hostage-taking of over 1,100 people which ended in the deaths of over 380 – 2004.
  • Turkey: Kurdish rebels have demanded that the Turkish government take steps to advance the fragile peace process by this date or face consequences.

Monday, September 02, 2013

  • Japan: Anniversary of signing unconditional surrender, bringing an end to World War II – 1945.
  • Thailand: Former British PM Tony Blair will join a government-initiated forum in an effort to reconcile Thailand’s bitterly divided political factions.
  • United States: Labor Day.
  • Uzbekistan: Independence Day – 1991.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

  • Europe: Anniversary of Britain and France declaring war on Germany – 1939.
  • France: German President Joachim Gauck will visit France for talks with French President Francois Hollande and PM Jean-Marc Ayrault, he will also visit the site of a Nazi massacre (to 05SEP).
  • Qatar: National Day, anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom – 1971.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

  • Global: 4th Global Ethanol Focus 2013 conference will begin in Singapore (to 05SEP).
  • Djibouti: Anniversary of the country’s constitution being approved – 1992.
  • Mali: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will take office as president of Mali.
  • Sweden: President Barack Obama will visit Sweden, either this day or 05SEP.
  • Judaism: Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown (to 06SEP).

Thursday, September 05, 2013

  • Global: US President Barack Obama will attend the G20 summit in St. Petersburg (to 06SEP).
  • Chile: Anniversary of the Seguro Obrero massacre – 1938.
  • Japan: Bilateral summit planned between Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama on the fringes of the G20 Summit.

Friday, September 06, 2013

  • China and United States: Joint China-US naval exercises will begin in Pearl Harbor.
  • Germany: Anniversary of Israeli Olympic hostages killed in gun battle – 1972.
  • India and Pakistan: Anniversary of Indian Army’s invasion of West Pakistan – 1965.
  • Kazakhstan: Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay his first official visit to Kazakhstan (to 08SEP).
  • South Sudan and Sudan: Sudan’s extended deadline to cut off oil exports  from South Sudan.
  • Swaziland: Anniversary of independence – 1968.
  • Ukraine: Hearing of jailed former PM and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko postponed to this date.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

  • Australia: Federal election.
  • Brazil: Independence Day.
  • Maldives: Presidential election.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

  • Cambodia: Final official tally for recent general election will be announced.
  • Dagestan and Ingushetia: North Caucasian republics of Dagestan and Ingushetia will hold elections of their heads.
  • Iran: Anniversary of Black Friday, when Shah forces fired into the crowd of demonstrators at Jaleh Square in Tehran, killing hundreds of Iranian students – 1978.
  • Macedonia: Independence Day.
  • Northern Ireland: Anniversary of Irish Republican Army’s announcement of its ceasefire – 1998.
  • Pakistan: President Asif Ali Zardari’s last day in office.
  • Pakistan: Navy Day, commemorates the Indo-Pakistan War – 1965.
  • Russia: Single Voting Day, elections, including the Moscow mayorial elections.
  • Christianity: Birth of the Virgin Mary celebrated by Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.

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