GEOPOLITICAL FORECAST FOR SEPTEMBER 26TH - OCTOBER 2ND
Monday, September 26th
Azerbaijan - Referendum on amending the country's constitution. In particular, it is proposed that the country’s basic law introduce the post of First Vice-President and Vice-Presidents, as well as increase the term of the head of state to up to7 years (currently limited to 5)
Armenia - Planned extraordinary meeting of the government. As expected, it will focus on amending the structure of the government as well as the Tax Code.
Brussels. Belgium - The meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. It plans to consider the report on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime.
Vienna. Austria - September 26th-30th - The General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Reykjavik. Iceland - Meeting of the PACE Political Affairs and Democracy Committee.
Reykjavik. Iceland - September 26th-27th - Visit of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Pedro Agramunt.
Tokyo. Japan - An extraordinary session of parliament, which is expected to announce the abdication of Emperor Akihito.
Bangalore. India - September 26th-30th - Forum of Young Scientists of the BRICS countries.
New York. USA - Fifth preliminary vote in the UN Security Council in election procedures for the Secretary General of the organization.
Hempstead. USA - The first round of pre-election TV debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Cartagena. Colombia - Agreement on a definitive ceasefire between the rebel group "Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia" and the country's armed forces is planned to be signed.
Cartagena. Colombia - The visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry, who will lead the US delegation that will attend the signing ceremony of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the rebels.
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico - September 26th-29th. Visit of US Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew.
Algeria - September 26th-28th - 15th International Energy Forum whose participants include ministers, senior officials, and heads of international organizations and experts from 72 countries.
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear weapons.
Tuesday, September 27th
Moscow. Russia - 38th meeting of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Baku. Azerbaijan - September 27th-30th - 2nd Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition ADEX-2016.
Baku. Azerbaijan - September 27th-29th - Meeting of the Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services of CIS member states.
NATO will hold Sept. 27-28 Ramstein Alloy 3, a training event with participation of NATO allies and partner countries in the Baltic air space
Bratislava. Slovakia - Informal meeting between EU defense ministers.
Geneva. Switzerland - September 27th-29th - Public forum of the World Trade Organization.
Montreal. Canada - September 27th - October 7th - The 39th session of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
New York. USA - Briefing and consultations in the UN Security Council on the situation in Somalia.
Wednesday, September 28th
Khujand. Tajikistan - Meeting of the Committee of Heads of law enforcement units of the Council of Heads of Customs Services of participating CIS states.
Netherlands - The prosecutor's office of the country is expected to unveil the preliminary results of the criminal investigation on the July 24th, 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in Donbass.
China - September 28th-30th - The visit of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
Lebanon - 45th presidential elections
New York. USA - The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on the protection of hospitals and health workers in conflict situations.
Thursday, September 29th
Moscow. Russia - 15.00 - Meeting of the Russian-Qatari Business Council. The program includes presentation of the priorities of cooperation between the countries’ business circles, a report on the work of the council in 2016, as well as the presentation of its plan for the first half of 2017.
Moscow. Russia - The 3rd International Exhibition and Conference "Internet of Things".
Minsk. Belarus - The meeting of the Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).
Plovdiv. Bulgaria - III Russian-Bulgarian business forum.
Ukraine - US delegation visit led by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker for a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the tragedy in Babi Yar. The delegation includes the US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs of the National Security Council, Charles Kupchan, the chairman of the US Holocaust Memorial Council, Tom Bernstein, and the spokesperson of the Jewish Federation of Chicago, Rabbi Yehil Navel.
Brussels. Belgium - EU Council meeting on competitiveness.
New York. USA - The UN Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in the Middle East and consultations on the humanitarian situation in Syria. The report is expected to be delivered by Deputy Secretary General Stephen O'Brien.
New York. USA - The UN Security Council will hold consultations on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
Friday, September 30th
Sochi. Russia - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will speak at the plenary session of the XIV International Investment Forum.
Tbilisi. Georgia - September 30th - October 2nd - The visit of Pope Francis, who will meet with President Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, and others.
Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan - The meeting of the Consultative Council on Labour, Migration and Social Protection of the Population of CIS member states.
Rhodes. Greece - September 30th - October 1st - Rhodes Forum Meeting of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations". Participants include Czech President Milos Zeman, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the founder of World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations", Vladimir Yakunin, and others.
Baltimore. USA - The government will give two border class “Island” ships to the Coast Guard and Border Guards of Georgia.
Saturday, October 1st
Russia - Beginning of the autumn conscription into the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
New York. USA - The chairmanship of the UN Security Council for the month will be passed on to Russia.
Washington. USA - Effective decision of the International Monetary Fund on the inclusion of the RMB in the basket of key international currencies, which is calculated based on the value of special drawing rights (Special Drawing Rights - SDR).
Sunday, October 2nd
Baku. Azerbaijan - The visit of the Pope Francis. It is expected that he will meet with President Ilham Aliyev and others.
Ex-Ukraine - The DPR and LPR will hold preliminary public voting (primaries) on candidates for local government elections.
Birmingham. UK - October 2nd-5th - The annual conference of the Conservative Party.
Hungary - Referendum on the introduction of the European Union’s quotas for admitting refugees that are binding for member states. The proposes question for the referendum is: “Do you want the European Union to be able to mandate the obligatory resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens into Hungary even without the approval of the National Assembly?”
Cape Verde - Presidential elections.
Colombia - Scheduled referendum in which people will express their opinion on the peace treaty between the government and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.
International Day of Non-Violence.