Geopolitical Forecast for October 24th-30th


Monday, October 24th


Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan. October 24-29. The visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Shannon.


Beijing, China. October 24-27. 6th plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China of the 18th convocation.

Istanbul. Turkey. Meeting of the working group of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation on cooperation in science and technology.

Siem Reap. Cambodia. October 24-27. ASEAN - IV Youth Russia summit.


Athens. Greece. 24-25 October. Workshop participants of the Forum "Asia - Europe" (ASEM) on cooperation in the field of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development.

Paris. France. 24-25 October. Visit of Ashton Carter, US Minister of Defense. Participation is planned for a meeting of defense ministers of countries who are participants of the international coalition against the terrorist group "Islamic State", as well as a meeting with Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drianom.

Paris. France. 24-25 October. Global Forum of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Environment "Towards a quantitative relationship between the environment and economic growth."

Strasbourg. France. October 24-27. Plenary session of the European Parliament.

Geneva. Switzerland. Opening of the 135th IPU Assembly. Participation of delegation of the Federation Council of Russia, headed by Valentina Matvienko.

Vienna. Austria. The meeting of  Russia and OPEC. Participation of Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.


Cairo. Egypt. 24-25 October. Future of Banking North Africa Forum on the prospects of development of digital banking in North Africa.

Yasmine Hammamet. Tunisia. Global Symposium on Standards, organized by the International Telecommunication Union.


24 - 30 October. Disarmament Week.

United Nations Day.

World Development Information Day.

Day of Special Forces.

Tuesday, October 25th


Moscow. International Conference "Group of Twenty" and the BRICS - global governance institutions of a new type. "


Tokyo. Japan. 25-27 October. Visit of the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte. He is scheduled to meet with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Bucharest. Romania. 25-26 October. The 47th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation on Culture, Education and Social Affairs. 

Paris. France. The meeting of defense ministers of states that participate in the international coalition against the terrorist group "Islamic State" (banned in Russia).

North America

Boulder. USA. 15.00. The United We Stand Festival and informal debate of US presidential candidates (including the self-promoted), organized by the Foundation for Free & Equal Elections.

New York. USA. Upcoming UN Security Council debate "Women, Peace and Security". It is expected that the theme will be the conflicts in Yemen and Syria.

Washington. USA. 25-27 October. Meeting of the Global Environment Facility Council.


Yasmine Hammamet. Tunisia. 25 October - 3 November. World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly. Held every four years, the International Telecommunication Union.

Wednesday, October 26th


Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan. 26-29 October. Forum of Creative and Scientific Intelligentsia, participants of the CIS.

North America

New York. USA. The UN General Assembly will hold a meeting, which will consider a resolution on the withdrawal of the trade and economic blockade on Cuba.

New York. USA. The UN Security Council will hold a meeting devoted to the humanitarian situation in the city of Aleppo (Syria).

USA. 26-27 October. Visit of the Minister of Justice of Turkey Bekir Bozdag. A meeting is scheduled with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss the arrest and extradition of the opposition preacher Fethullah Gülen, who is accused of an attempted coup in Turkey July 15, 2016.


Brussels Belgium. 26-27 October. Meeting of Defence Ministers - NATO members and chaired by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Vilnius. Lithuania. Estonian President's visit Kersti Kaljulaid. A meeting is scheduled with the head of Dalya Gribauskayte.

Kiev. Ukraine.  The visit of the IMF mission is expected.

South America

Venezuela. 26-28 October. The National Electoral Council is expected to hold a second phase of collecting signatures in support of a referendum on the early termination of the powers of President Nicolas Maduro.

Cuba plans to deliver a resolution on the blockade of the country to the UN .

Thursday, October 27th


Minsk. Belarus. The meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council. The agenda of the draft of the new Customs Code of the EAEC, the draft budget to the approval of the Union in 2017, to extend the protocol of the Agreement on the implementation in 2015-2016, a pilot project for the introduction of labeling identification marks, etc.


New Delhi. India. Meeting of Ministers of Health of the BRICS countries.


Vienna. Austria. October 27-28. OSCE meeting on human dimension issues. The main topic will be the freedom of expression and freedom of the media, especially in conflict situations, including the protection of journalists and journalism in times of armed conflict.

Paris. France. October 27-28. The visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman. Meetings with the Prime Minister of France Manuel Waltz, Economy and Finance Minister Michel Sapin, the Chairman of the Senate Gerard Larcher.

Vilnius. Lithuania. International Forum "Digital Rights 2016", dedicated to the discussion of the European Union directive on protection of personal data in the virtual space.

Geneva. Switzerland. October 27th - November 10th. 328th Session of the Board of the International Labour Organization.

South America

Quito. Ecuador. The Colombian government is expected to hold peace talks with the "National Liberation Army" rebel group.

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

Friday, October 28th


Minsk. Belarus. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will take part in the meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments - participants of the CIS.

Moscow. Russia. Regional Conference of the All-Russia People's Front.

North America

New York. USA. The UN General Assembly will hold elections to the Human Rights Council.

New York. USA. The UN Security Council will hold an open debate on the issue of cooperation with the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the CIS.


Vienna. Austria. 28-29 October. The meeting of the Organization of the special committee - the Petroleum Exporting Countries to implement the Algiers Agreements.

Marsielles. France. The annual meeting of foreign ministers of Mediterranean countries in the format "5 + 5 Dialogue".

Saturday, October 29th

North America

USA. Scheduled commissioning of the nuclear submarine USS Illinois, located in the service with the US Navy.


Iceland. Early parliamentary elections.

Sunday, October 30th


Moldova. Presidential elections. For the first time in two decades the head of state will be elected not in parliament, but by popular vote.

Georgia. The second round of parliamentary elections in single-mandate constituencies.


Somalia. Presidential elections.