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Future International and National Events 2020-


Updated on 29 May 2020

Entries added or changed during the current month are shown in bold face.

Canceled, delayed, postponed, or suspended.





2020 United Nations (UN): Kyoto climate change successor to take effect (25 November 2013).

2020 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Annual Economic Leaders' Meeting in Malaysia.

2020 Asia: Removal of all trade barriers in Asia by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group.

2020 Asia: 2nd Caspian Economic Forum in Astrakhan, Russia (Aug. 2019).

2020 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF): Vanuatu to host 51st Forum (20 August 2019).

2020 European Union (EU): Ukraine planning to apply for membership (25 September 2014).


2020 Germany: Election of 51-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Saarland.

2020 Germany: Election of 69-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Schleswig Holstein.

2020 Germany: Election of 237-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Northrhine-Westphalia.

2020 Germany: Election of 137-seas state legislature (Landtag) of Lower Saxony.

2020 or later Korea (ROK): Government to assume wartime operational control from the South Korea-US Combined Forces (2 November 2015).

2020 Saint Kitts & Nevis: Election of 14-seat National Assembly before Aug. 2020.

2020 Saint Vincent & the Grenadines: Election of 21-seat House of Assembly.

2020 Sudan: Presidential election.


May 2020


1 May United Nations Security Council (UNSC): Estonia assumes monthly presidency succeeding Dominican Republic.

6 May European Union (EU): EU-Western Balkans Summit video conference (Originally to be held in Zagreb,18 October 2019).

6 May Non-Aligned Movement (NAM): Virtual Summit of the Contact Group called by the Algerian president.

11 May European Union (EU): EU-United Kingdom Post-Brexit negotiation videoconference (14 April 2020).

28 May International: High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond videoconference with UN Secretary General and more than 50 Heads of State and Government.

29 May Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): CIS Heads of Government Council video conference.


May Ethiopia: Election of 550-seat House of People's Representatives.

May New Zealand-Niue: Election of 20-seat Legislative Assembly.

15 May Sudan/South Sudan: UN mandate for UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2497 of 14 November 2019).

17 May Dominican Republic: Election  of 190-seat Chamber of Deputies.

17 May Dominican Republic: Election of 32-seat Senate.

17 May Dominican Republic: Presidential election.

17 May Switzerland: Public referendum.

18 May China:  Opening of the 18th Session, 3rd annual Session, of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing (11 May 2020; postponed from 5 March 2020).

20 May Burundi: Election of 100-seat National Assembly.

20 May Burundi: Presidential election.

31 May Suriname: Election of 51-seat National Assembly.

31 May Iraq: UN mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expires (UNSDC Resolution 2470 of 21 May 2019).

31 May South Sudan: UN mandates for arms embargo and travel and financial restrictive measures expire (UNSC Resolution 2471 of 30 May 2019).

31 May Somalia: UN mandate for the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) expires (UNSC Resolution 2472 of 31 May 2019).

31 May Ukraine: EU mandate for European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) expires (EU Council 13 May 2019).

June 2020


June United Nations (UN): General Assembly election of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.

1 June United Nations Security Council (UNSC): France assumes monthly presidency succeeding Estonia.

1 June European Union (EU): EU-United Kingdom Post-Brexit negotiation videoconference (14 April 2020).

8-9 June European Union (EU): Meeting of defense ministers of member states in Split, Croatia.

8-9 June European Union (EU): EU-NATO Meeting of defense ministers in Split, Croatia (2 December 2019).

22 June Commonwealth of Nations: Opening of 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the Kigali Convention Center, Kigali (24 September 2019).



June Mongolia: Election of 76-seat Great State Hural.

6 June  United States of America (USA): Primary elections in states, ending in the Virgin Islands, for Democratic Party presidential candidate.

10 June Libya: UN authorization for arms embargo and restrictive measures expires (UNSC Resolution 2473 of 10 June 2019).

14 June Kosovo: EU mandate of EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) expires (Council action of 8 June 2018).

17 June Papua New Guinea-Bougainville: Start of electoral process (28 April 2020).

17 June United Kingdom-Guernsey: Election of 47-seat States of Deliberation.

20 June Sri Lanka: Election of 225-seat Parliament (Rescheduled on 21 April 2020; postponed from 25 April 2020 on 19 March 2020; 3 March 2020).

22 June Kiribati: Presidential election (22 May 2020).

25 June Haiti: Initial UN mandate of the UN  Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) expires (UNSC Resolution 2476 of 25 June 2019).

28 June Poland: 1st round of presidential election (Tentatively scheduled 22 May 2020; postponed from 28 April and 24 May 2020).

30 June South Sudan: UN mandate of the Panel of Experts on restrictive measures ends (UNSC Resolution 2471 of 30 May 2019).

30 June Mali: UN mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) expires (UNSC Resolution 2480 of 28 June 2019).

30 June Syria: UN mandate of UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) expires (UNSC Resolution 2503 of 19 December 2019).

30 June Somalia: Mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) ends (UNSC Resolution 2516 of 30 March 2020).


July 2020


July China-Russia: Expiration of friendship treaty if either party requests termination by July 2020, otherwise treaty will automatically continue until July 2026.

1 July United Nations Security Council (UNSC): Germany assumes monthly presidency succeeding France.

1 July European Union-Council of the EU: Germany assumes presidency for a 6-month term, succeeding Croatia.

1 July Americas: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) takes effect and replaces North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).



July or August Papua New Guinea-Bougainville: Election of 39-seat House of Representatives (28 April 2020).

July Suriname: National Assembly election of president.

1 July Congo (DR): UN authorization for restrictive measures expires (UNSC Resolution 2478 of 26 June 2019).

2 July Burundi: Election of 34 of 54 members of the Senate.

2 July Malawi: Rerun of presidential election (23 March 2020).

15 July Yemen: Mandate of UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) expires (UNSC Resolution 2505 of 13 January 2020).

31 July Central African Republic: Authorization for arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban expires UNSC Resolution 2507 of 31 January 2020).

31 July Cyprus: Mandate of UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)  expires (UNSC Resolution 2506 of 30 January 2020).


August 2020


1 Aug. United Nations Security Council (UNSC): Indonesia assumes monthly presidency succeeding Germany.

1 Aug. Congo (DR): UN mandate of the Panel of Experts on restrictive measures ends (UNSC Resolution 2478 of 26 June 2019).

31 Aug. Lebanon: UN mandate of UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) expires (UNSC Resolution 2485 of 29 August 2019).



17-20 Aug. United States of America (USA): Democratic National Convention to nominate presidential candidate at Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Rescheduled on 2 April 2020 from 13-16 July 2020).

30 Aug. Belarus: Presidential election.



September 2020


1 Sep. United Nations Security Council (UNSC): Niger assumes monthly presidency succeeding Indonesia.


Sep. China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR): Election of 70-seat Legislative Council (LegCo).

Sep. France: Indirect election by National Assembly members and others of one-third of 348 members of the Senate.

Sep. Jordan: Election of 150-seat House of Representatives.

Sep. Singapore: Election of 89 of 99 members of Parliament.

Sep. Trinidad & Tobago: Election of 41-seat House of Representatives.

Sep. Trinidad & Tobago: Presidential election.

6 Sep. France-New Caledonia: Referendum on independence.

12 Sep. Iran: 2nd round of election of 290-seat Islamic Consultative Assembly.

13 Sep. Russia: Presidential election in the Republic of Tatarstan, gubernatorial elections in Chuvash Republic, in Kamchatka Kray, Krasnodar Kray and  in the following oblastey: Arkhangel'sk, Bryansk, Irkutsk, Kaluga, Kostroma, Leningrad, Penza, Rostov, Sevastopol, Smolensk, and Tambov. Also in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast' and Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug.

15 Sep. Libya: UN mandate of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expires (UNSC Resolution 2486 of 12 September 2019).

17 Sep. Afghanistan: UN mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expires (UNSC Resolution 2489 of 17 September 2019).

19 Sep. New Zealand: Election of 120-seat House of Representatives (28 January 2020).

19-23 Sep. United Kingdom (UK): Labour Party annual conference in Liverpool, North West England.

21 Sep. Iraq: UN mandate for Special Adviser and Investigative Team ends (UNSC Resolution 2490 of 20 September 2019).

25 Sep. Colombia: UN mandate of the Verification Mission ends (UNSC Resolution 2487 of 12 September 2019).

29 Sep. United States of America (USA): Presidential debate at the University of Notre Dame at Notre Dame, IN  (12 October 2019).

30 Sep. Mali: UN mandate of the Panel of Experts on restrictive measures ends (UNSC Resolution 2484 of 29 August 2019).

30 Sep. Niger: European Union (EU) mandate for EUCAP Sahel Niger expires (19 September 2018).


October 2020


Oct. United Nations (UN):  Conference of the Parties (COP15), Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, China (Tentative).

1 Oct. United Nations Security Council (UNSC): Russian Federation assumes monthly presidency succeeding Niger.

1-2 Oct. International: Forum Mondial Normandie pour la Paix in Caen, Abbaye aux Dames, France (16 April 2020).




Oct. Canada: The Greens will choose a new leader (4 November 2019).

Oct. Georgia: Election of 150-seat Georgian Parliament.

Oct. Guinea: Presidential election.

Oct. India-Bihar: Election of 243-seat Legislative Assembly.

Oct.  Moldova: Presidential election.

Oct. Montenegro: Election of 81-seat Montenegrin Assembly.

Oct. Tanzania: Election of 357-seat National Assembly.

Oct. Tanzania: Presidential election.

1 Oct. San Marino: Election of two General Captains (Co-Chiefs of State).

3 Oct. Libya: UN mandate for enforcing of anti-smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya ends (UNSC Resolution 2491 of 3 October 2019).

4 Oct. Kyrgyzstan: Election of 120-seat Supreme Council.

7 Oct. United States of America (USA): Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City UT  (12 October 2019).

11 Oct. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC): Presidential election (Postponed from 26 April 2020 on 19 March 2020).

11 Oct. Lithuania: Election of 141-seat Parliament.

15 Oct. United States of America (USA): Presidential debate at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor MI  (12 October 2019).

22 Oct. United States of America (USA): Presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville TN  (12 October 2019).

25 Oct. Lithuania: 2nd round of election of 141-seat Parliament.

26 Oct. Chile: Referendum on revising the Constitution of 11 September 1980 (Tentative, postponed from 26 April 2020 on 19 March 2020, 15 November 2019).

27 Oct. Switzerland: Public referendum.

31 Oct. Ivory Coast: Election of 225-seat National Assembly.

31 Oct. Ivory Coast: Presidential election.

31 Oct. Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SDAR): UN mandate for UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) ends (UNSC Referendum 2494 of 30 October 2019).

31 Oct. Sudan: UN mandate for African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) ends (UNSC Referendum 2495 of 31 October 2019).


November 2020


1 Nov. United Nations Security Council (UNSC): Saint Vincent and the Grenadines assumes monthly presidency succeeding the Russian Federation.

21-22 Nov.  Group of Twenty (G20) Summit Meeting of Heads of State and Government in Riyadh.


Nov. Burkina Faso: Election of 111-seat National Assembly.

Nov. Burkina Faso: Presidential election.

Nov. Burma: Election of 440-seat House of Representatives.

Nov. Egypt: Election of 596-seat House of Representatives.

Nov. Kuwait: Election of 50 of 65 members of the National Assembly.

Nov. Moldova-Transdniestria: Election of the43-seat Supreme Soviet.

Nov. New Zealand: Election of 120-seat House of Representatives.

Nov. Palau: Election of 16-seat House of Delegates.

Nov. Palau: Presidential election.

Nov. Tajikistan: Presidential election (Tentative).

Nov. United Kingdom-Guernsey/Alderney: Election of the 10-seat States of Alderney.

1 Nov. Belize: Election of 31-seat House of Representatives.

3 Nov. United States of America (USA): Election of 435-seat House of Representatives

3 Nov. United States of America (USA): Election of 33 of 100 members of the Senate.

3 Nov. United States of America (USA): Presidential election.

5 Nov. Bosnia & Herzegovina: UN authorizations for  the European Union (EU) maintaining an EU military operation (EUFOR ALTHEA) end (UNSC Resolution 2496 of 5 November 2019).

15 Nov. Central African Republic (CAR):  UN mandate for UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA) ends (UNSC Referendum 2499 of 15 November 2019).

15 Nov. Sudan/South Sudan: UN mandate for UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2519 of 1 April 2020).

29 Nov. Switzerland: Public referendum.


December 2020


Dec. International: International Democratic Union (IDU) Forum in Washington DC USA (Postponed 12 March 2020 from18-20 April 2020 in Vienna; 2 February 2020).

1 Dec. United Nations Security Council (UNSC): South Africa assumes monthly presidency succeeding Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

9 Dec. International: Normandy Four meeting on Donbass conflict.

31 Dec. European Union (EU): Brexit transition period ends (Tentative).


Dec. Gabon: Indirect election of 102-seat Senate.

Dec. Romania: Election of 329-seat Chamber of Deputies.

Dec. Seychelles: Presidential election.

Dec. Switzerland: Federal Assembly annual election of Federal President and Vice President.

Dec. United Kingdom-Guernsey/Sark: Election of 30-seat Chief Pleas.

4 Dec. Somalia: UN authorizations to states and regional organizations cooperating with Somali authorities fighting piracy and armed robbery at sea end (UNSC Resolution 2500 of 4 December 2019).

6 Dec. Venezuela: Election of 167-seat National Assembly.

7 Dec. Ghana: Election of 275-seat Parliament.

7 Dec. Ghanas: Presidential election.

15 Dec. Somalia: UN mandate of the Panel of Experts on restrictive measures ends (UNSC Resolution 2498 of 15 November 2019).

16 Dec. Afghanistan: UN mandate for Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team ends (UNSC Resolution 16 December 2019).

20 Dec. Congo (DR): UN mandate of UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) ends (UNSC Resolution 2502 of 19 December 2019).

21 Dec. Iraq: UN mandate of UN Special Adviser and Team ends (UNSC Resolution 2490 of 20 September 2019).

23 Dec. Croatia: Election of 152-seat Croatian Parliament.

27 Dec. Central African Republic (CAR): Election of 131-seat National Assembly.

27 Dec. Central African Republic (CAR): Presidential election.

27 Dec. Niger: Election of 171-seat National Assembly (Tentative 17 August 2019).

27 Dec. Niger: First round of presidential election (Tentative 17 August 2019).

31 Dec. Guinea-Bissau: UN mandate of UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) ends (UNSC Resolution 2512 of 28 February 2020).


2021 International Monetary Fund (IMF): Annual meeting of IMF and World Bank in Morocco (25 April 2018).

2021 European Union (EU)-Africa summit meeting during the first half of 2021 (4 July 2019).

2021 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF): Fiji to host 52nd Forum (20 August 2019).

2021 Cuba: 8th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC).

2021 Germany: Election of 709-seat Federal Assembly.

2021 Group of Twenty (G20) Summit Meeting of Heads of State and Government in Italy (29 June 2019).

2021 Kazakhstan: Election of 107-seat Assembly (16 March 2017).

2021 Syria: Presidential election.

2021 Uganda: Presidential election.

2021 Zambia: Presidential elections.


1 Jan. European Union-Council of the EU: Portugal assumes presidency for a 6-month term, succeeding Germany (26 July 2016).

1 Jan. European Union (EU): Free trade deal with the United Kingdom takes effect (Tentative).

14 Jan. Mali: European Union (EU) mandate of EUCAP Sahel Mali ends  (Adopted 21 February 2019).

21 Jan. Portugal: Presidential election (Tentative).


5 Feb. International: 2011 New Strategic Arms Limitation Agreement (START) between the Russian Federation and the United States of America expires unless extended.

20 Feb. Niger: Second round of presidential election (Tentative 17 August 2019).


15 Mar. South Sudan: Mandate of UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) ends (UNSC Resolution 2514 of 12 March 2020).

31 Mar. European Union (EU): Operation Irini of EUNAVFOR MED to enforce UN arms embargo on Libya ends (31 March 2020).


25 Apr. Germany: Election of 91-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Thuringia (Postponed from 2020).

30 Apr. Libya: Authorization for inspection of vessels with crude oil and petroleum products leaving Libya expires (UNSC Resolution 2509 of 11 February 2020).

30 Apr. Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK): Mandate of the Panel of Experts on restrictive measures ends (UNSC Resolution 2515 of 30 March 2020).


18 May European Union (EU): EU Restrictive measures framework against cyber attacks ends (14 May 2020).


12 Aug. South Sudan: Term of Transitional State Legislative Assembly expires (12 July 2018).

12 Aug. South Sudan: Presidential term of office expires (12 July 2018).


30 Sep. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Second term of Secretary General ends (12 December 2017).


Nov. 2021 United Nations (UN): Conference of Parties (COP26) of Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) in Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Postponed until November 2021 from November 2020 on 1 April 2020; 28 May 2020).

8-14 Nov. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Annual Economic Leaders' Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand (15 August 2017).


31 Dec. United Nations (UN): First term of Secretary General ends.

31 Dec. United Nations (UN): Authorization for the UN Counterterrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) expires (UNSC Resolution 2395 of 21 December 2017).



2022 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Annual Economic Leaders' Meeting in Thailand.

2022 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF): Kiribati to host 53rd Forum (20 August 2019).

2022 Egypt: Presidential election.

2022 France: Presidential election.

2022 Germany: Planned decommission of nuclear power plants (31 May 2011).

2022 Group of Twenty (G20) Summit Meeting of Heads of State and Government in India (29 June 2019).

2022 Hungary: Election of 199-seat National Assembly.

2022 Kenya: Election of 349-seat National Assembly.

2022 Kenya: Presidential election.

2022 Micronesia, Federated States: Referendum on independence of islands of Chuuk State (Postponed from 2020, 28 February 2020).

2022 Turkmenistan: General population and housing census (20 October 2017).


30 Apr. Iraq: Mandate of the EU Advisory Mission in Support of Security Sector Reform in Iraq (EUAM Iraq) ends (7 April 2020).



31 May Ecuador: Presidential term ends.



2023 Switzerland: Candidacy for non-permanent membership of UN Security Council (UNSC) for 2023-2024 (Declared on 12 January 2011).

2023 Zimbabwe: Presidential election.



2024 International: Afghanistan-USA security assistance treaty to expire.

2024 Indonesia: Presidential election.

2024 Russia: Presidential election.

18 May Mali: Mandate of European Union (EU) Training Mission Mali (EUTM Mali) ends (Extended from 23 March 2020).


August 2033

Aug. Palau-USA: Expiration of defense treaty.



2034 Switzerland: Planned decommission of nuclear power plants (25 May 2011).



2040 Bermuda-USA: Expiration of 1941 lease of naval and air bases.



2041 Antarctica: Review of Antarctica Treaty which expires on 23 June 2041.



2042 Brazil: Population to reach 228 million (29 August 2013).



2044 Russia: Expiration of 1995 lease of military base in Gyumri, Armenia (Extended from 25 to 49 years on 20 August 2010).



2050 United Nations (UN): World population over 60 years of age will rise to two billion (Estimated in April 2002).



2063 Tajikistan: Agreement of use of military base at Kulob, Khatlon Province, by Russia expires in 2063 unless renewed. Extended for 49 years after expiration in 2014.



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Entries added or changed during the current month are shown in bold face.

Canceled, delayed, postponed, or suspended.



Sources: United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) (www.electionguide.org), Inter-Parliamentary Union PARLINE (www.ipu.org), international organizations, national governments and election commissions, Electoral Calendar (www.mherrera.org), IO database.