Global: Iran will take its place as head of the UN Conference on Disarmament (to 23JUN).
Global: Global Conference on Democracy (to 29MAY).
Central Asia: Russian FM Sergei Lavrov will participate in the meeting of the Foreign Minister Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Bishkek.
China: Fiji PM Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama will visit China as a guest of Premier Li Keqiang; will attend the China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (to 30MAY).
Colombia: Anniversary of the founding of FARC – 1964.
Europe: EU foreign ministers meet to decide on whether to lift sanctions against Syria that would allow the delivery of “defense material” that could include arms to help protect the population.
Japan: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Japan accompanied by a high-level delegation including National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon and Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai (to 30MAY).
Nigeria: 2nd Annual Electricity, Steel, Modern Homes & Offices Exhibition and Conference will begin in Abuja.
Syria: Secretary Kerry will meet with Russian FM Sergei Lavrov in Paris to discuss peace talks in Syria.