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Future International and National Events 2018

 

Updated on 24 April 2018

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

·  Canceled, delayed, postponed, or suspended.

 

 

2018

2018 Chad: Election of 155-seat National Assembly (31 December 2017).

2018 Fiji: Election of 60-seat House of Representatives.

2018 India-Chhattisgarh: Election of 90-seat Legislative Assembly (18 January 2018).

2018 India-Madhya Pradesh: Election of 230-seat Legislative Assembly (18 January 2018).

2018 India-Mizoram: Election of 40-seat Legislative Assembly (18 January 2018).

2018 India-Rajasthan: Election of 200-seat Legislative Assembly (18 January 2018).

2018 Palestine: Parliamentary and presidential elections by year's end (22 November 2017).

 

April 2018

International

1 Apr. United Nations (UN): Peru assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Netherlands.

13-14 Apr. Organization of American States (OAS): 8th Summit of the Americas

16-20 Apr. Commonwealth of Nations: Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in London (13 March 2017).

24-25 Apr. International: Aid for Syria conference in Brussels, co-chaired by the United Nations and the European Union.

25-28 Apr. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): 32nd Summit meeting in Singapore.

27 Apr. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Member state foreign ministers hold session of North Atlantic Council  in Brussels.

National

1Apr. Costa Rica: 2nd round of presidential election.

1 Apr. San Marino: Election of two Captains General by the Grand and General Council for a 6-month term.

4 Apr. Syria: Tripartite Iran-Russia-Turkey summit meeting in Ankara (31 March 2018).

7-10 Apr. Czech Republic: Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD): 40th Congress in Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové Region and election of new leadership (28 October 2017).

8 Apr. Hungary: Election of the national President by the National Assembly (11 January 2018).

11 Apr. Azerbaijan: Presidential election.

13 Apr. Egypt: State of emergency ends (Extended on 1 January 2018).

15 Apr. Guatemala: National referendum about presenting territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

15 Apr. Haiti: Mandate of new UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) to end unless renewed (UNSC Resolution 2350 of 13 April 2017).

15 Apr. Montenegro: Presidential election.

16 Apr. Cyprus: Informal meeting of leaders of Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities at the residence of the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Cyprus at her residence in the buffer zone (30 March 2018).

19 Apr. Cuba: Presidential term ends (extended from February 2018) and election of next president by the Council of State (21 December 2017).

19-21 Apr. Egypt: 2nd round of presidential election if needed.

19 Apr. Turkey: 6th extension of state of emergency expires unless renewed (19 January 2018).

20 Apr.    Bhutan: Election of 47-seat National Assembly (24 October 2017).

22 Apr. Germany: Special federal party conference of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in the Rhein-Main Congress Center, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany..

22 Apr. Paraguay: Election of 80-seat Chamber of Deputies.

22 Apr. Paraguay: Election of 45-seat Senate.

22 Apr. Paraguay: Election of president, vice president and 17 governors.

24 Apr. Denmark-Greenland: Election of 31-seat Parliament.

24-26 Apr. Egypt: 2nd round of presidential election, if  needed (7 January 2018).

24 Apr. Korea (PDRK): Mandate of the Panel of Experts on restrictive measures ends unless extended (UNSC Resolution  2345 of 23 March 2017). Extended from 24 April 2017.

25 Apr. Denmark-Faroe Islands: Referendum on self-determination (11 February 2017).

25 Apr. Greece-Macedonia: Foreign ministers resume talks in Vienna about Macedonia's name (19 April 2018).

27 Apr. Korean Peninsula: Inter-Korean Summit Meeting of leaders of North and South Korea at Panmunjon, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) (29 March 2018).

28 Apr. Gabon: Election of 120-seat National Assembly 29 July 2017; changed from 27 December 2017 and 29 July 2017).

29 Apr. Montenegro: 2nd round of presidential election.

30 Apr. Western Sahara: Mandate of UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara ends unless renewed (UNSC Resolution 2351 of 28 April 2017). Extended from 30 April 2017.

May 2018

International

May International: Trilateral summit meeting of China, Japan and Korea (ROK) in Tokyo (11 April 2018).

1 May United Nations (UN): Poland assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Peru.

14 May-29 June United Nations (UN): Conference on Disarmament, 2nd part, in Geneva, Switzerland.

17 May European Union (EU): EU-Western Balkans summit meeting in Sofia.

National

May Burma: Panglong Peace Conference 3rd session (Rescheduled on 2 March 2018).

6 May Lebanon: Election of 128-seat National Assembly (Originally scheduled for 14 June 2012.)

8 May Sri Lanka: Suspension of Parliament ends (12 April 2018).

9 May Malaysia: Election of 222-seat House of Representatives (10 April 2018)

12 May India-Karnataka: Election of 224-seat Legislative Assembly.

12 May Iraq: Election of 328-seat Council of Representatives (22 January 2018).

15 May Sudan, South Sudan: UN mandate for UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) expires (UNSC Resolution 2386 of 15 November 2017).

17 May Burundi: Referendum on proposed constitutional changes.

20 May Venezuela: Presidential election (Postponed from 22 April 2018 on 1 March 2018; 23 January 2018).

25 May Ireland: Referendum on abortion (28 March 2018).

27 May Colombia: Presidential election.

31 May South Sudan: Asset freeze and travel ban sanctions expire unless renewed (UNSC Resolution 2353 of 24 May 2017).

 

June 2018

International

June Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): 18th Summit meeting in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China (14 February 2018).

1 June United Nations (UN): Russian Federation assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Poland.

7-8 June Group of Seven (G7) Summit in La Malbaie,Charlevoix, Québec, Canada (27 May 2017).

22 June: United Nations (UN): Election of judge to fill vacancy in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (UNSC Resolution 2403 of 28 February 2018).

28-29 June European Union (EU): European Council meeting of heads of state or government in Brussels.

National

1 June Syria: European Union (EU) sanctions end unless renewed (29 May 2017).

14 New Zealand - Cook Island: Election of 24-seat Parliament (13 April 2018).

23 June Russia: European Union (EU) sanctions in response to illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol end unless renewed (19 June 2017).

24 Turkey: Presidential election (18 April 2018).

29 June Libya: United Nations authorization for arms embargo expires on 12 June 2018 (UNSC Resolution 2357, 12 June 2017).

30 June Mali: Mandate for UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2364 of 29 June 2017).

30 June Palestine: Mandate for the European Union Police Mission (EUPOL COPPS) expires (4 July 2017).

30 June Syria: UN mandate for the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) expires (UNSC Resolution 2394 of 21 December 2017).

30 June Sudan: Mandate for UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) ends (UNSC Resolution 2363 of 29 June 2017).

 

July 2018

International

July North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Summit meeting of heads of state and government in Brussels (5 December 2017).

1 July United Nations (UN): Sweden assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Russian Federation.

1 July European Union (EU): Austria assumes presidency for a 6-month term, succeeding Bulgaria (26 July 2016).

11-12 July North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Summit meeting of heads of state and government in Brussels (20 October 2017).

30 July-14 Sep. United Nations (UN): Conference on Disarmament, 3rd part, in Geneva, Switzerland.

National

July South Sudan: Election of 332-seat National Assembly.

July Togo: Election of 91-seat National Assembly.

July Zimbabwe: Election of 210-seat House of Assembly.

1 July Congo (DR): UN Authorization for sanctions ends (UNSC Resolution 2360 of 21 June 2017).

1 July Mexico: Election of 500-seat Chamber of Deputies.

1 July Mexico: Election of 128-seat Chamber of Senate.

1 July Mexico: Presidential election.

9 July South Sudan: Election of 332-seat National Assembly (Tentative).

9 July South Sudan: Presidential election (Tentative).

15 July Pakistan: Election of 342-seat National Assembly.

29 July Cambodia: Election of 123-seat National Assembly.

29 July Mali: Presidential election.

31 July Cyprus: Mandate for UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) expires (UNSC Resolution 2398 of 30 January 2018).

31 July Iraq: Mandate for the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expires (UNSC Resolution 2367 of 14 July 2017).

31 July Zimbabwe: Election of 270-seat House of Assembly.

31 July Zimbabwe: Election of 80-seat Senate.

31 July Zimbabwe: Presidential election.

August 2018

International

1 Aug. United Nations (UN): United Kingdom assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Sweden.

National

1 Aug. Congo (DR): UN Mandate for sanctions Group of Experts expires (UNSC Resolution 2360 of 21 June 2017).

16 Aug. Egypt: State of emergency ends (16 February 2018).

31 Aug. Lebanon: Mandate for UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) expires unless renewed (UNSC Resolution 2373 of 30 August 2017).

September 2018

International

Sep. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS):  Heads of State Council meeting will be held in Dushanbe (6 April 2018).

1 Sep. United Nations (UN): United States of America assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding United Kingdom.

3 Sep. Pacific Islands Forum (PIF): Leaders' meeting on Nauru (16 March 2018).

National

Sep. Cameroon: Election of 180-seat National Assembly.

Sep. Guinea: Election of 114-seat National Assembly.

Sep. Japan: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) election of party leader.

Sep. Libya: Parliamentary and presidential elections before end of month (Tentative 30 November 2017).

Sep. Maldives: Presidential election.

Sep. Rwanda: Election of 80-seat Chamber of Deputies.

Sep. Swaziland: Election of 65-seat House of Assembly.

5 Sep. Mali: UN asset freeze and travel ban expire unless renewed (UNSC Resolution 2374 of 5 September 2017).

15 Sep. Libya: Mandate for UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expires unless renewed (UNSC Resolution 2376 of 14 September 2017).

23-26 Sep. United Kingdom: Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.

26 Sep. Colombia: Mandate for the UN Verification Mission in Colombia ends UNSC Resolution 2366 of 10 July 2017).

 

October 2018

International

1 Oct. United Nations (UN): Bolivia assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding United States of America.

11-12 Oct. La Francophonie: 17th Conference of Heads of State and Government in Armenia.

18-19 Oct. European Union (EU): European Council meeting of heads of state or government in Brussels.

25-26 Oct. Baltic Assembly (BA): 37th Session in Vilnius (10 November 2017).

National

Oct. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Election of 42-seat House of Representatives.

Oct. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Election of tripartite presidency.

Oct. Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Election of 98-seat House of Representatives of the Federation.

Oct. Cameroon: Presidential election.

Oct. São Tomé & Principe: Election of 55-seat National Assembly.

Oct. Serb Republic: Election of 83-seat National Assembly.

Oct. Somalia-Somaliland: Election of 82-seat House of Representatives (Postponed in January 2017 from 25 January 2017 because of severe draught.)

1 Oct. San Marino: Election of two Captains General by the Grand and General Council for a 6-month term.

7 Oct. Brazil: Election of 513-seat Chamber of Deputies.

7 Oct. Brazil: Election of 54 of 81 members of the Senate.

7 Oct. Brazil: Presidential election.

19 Oct. Turkey: 7th extension of state of emergency expires (18 April 2018).

20 Oct. Afghanistan: Election of 249-seat House of People (1 April 2018).

24 Oct. Germany: Election of 180-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Bavaria.

28 Oct. Germany: Election of 110-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Hesse.

November 2018

International

Nov.  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Annual Economic Leaders' Meeting in Papua New Guinea (24 January 2018).

1 Nov. United Nations (UN): China assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Bolivia.

11-15 Nov. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): 33rd Summit meeting in Singapore. 

30 Nov.-1 Dec. Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Buenos Aires.

National

Nov. Bangladesh: National Assembly election of President.

Nov. Mali: Election of 147-seat National Assembly.

Nov. Mauritania: Election of 95-seat National Assembly.

4 Nov France-New Caledonia: Referendum on independence (19 March 2018).

6 Nov. United States of America: Election of 435-seat House of Representatives.

6 Nov. United States of America: Election of 34 of 100 members of the Senate.

7 Nov. Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN authorization for support of NATO headquarters presence and European Union  EUROFOR Althea expires (UNSC Resolution 2384 of 7 November 2017).

15 Nov. Central African Republic: UN mandate for UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in  the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) expires (UNSC Resolution 2387 of 15 November 2017).

15 Nov. Libya: UN authorizations for sanctions end  (UNSC Resolution 2362 of 29 June 2017).

15 Nov. Libya: UN Mandate for sanctions Panel of Experts expires (UNSC Resolution 2362 of 29 June 2017).

18 Nov. Guinea-Bissau: Election of 100-seat National People's Assembly.

24 Nov. Madagascar: Election of 151-seat National Assembly.

24 Nov. Madagascar: Presidential election.

December 2018

International

Dec. Wassenaar Arrangement (WA): Regular plenary meeting in Vienna.

1 Dec. United Nations (UN): Ivory Coast assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding China.

1 Dec. Group of Twenty (G20): Presidency of Argentina ends.

31 Dec. European Union (EU): Mandate of Operation Sophia (EUNAVFOR MED) in the Mediterranean expires (25 July 2017).

National

13 Dec. Philippines: Martial law on Mindanao ends after second extension on 13 December 2017.

14 Dec. Georgia: Mandate of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia) expires unless renewed (12 Dec. 2016).

15 Dec. Eritrea, Somalia: UN mandate for Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) expires (UNSC Resolution 2385 of 14 November 2017).

23 Dec. Congo (DR): Election of 500-seat National Assembly.

23 Dec. Congo (DR): Presidential election (delayed from 2016 on 17 October 2016).

24 Dec. Madagascar: 2nd round of presidential election.

 

2019

2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Annual Economic Leaders' Meeting in Chile.

2019 Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Japan.

2019 Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation: 2nd Forum in China (15 May 2017).

2019 Bolivia: Presidential election.

2019 Botswana: Presidential election.

2019 France-New Caledonia: Referendum on independence (Promised by the Prime Minister on 26 July 2013).

2019 Germany: Election of 88-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Brandenburg.

2019 Germany: Election of 132-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Saxony/Sachsen.

2019 Germany: Election of 88-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Thuringia/Thüringen.

2019 Mozambique: Presidential election.

2019 Netherlands: Flooding of Hedwige Polder (22 December 2012).

2019 South Africa: Election of 400-seat National Assembly.

Fall 2019 Switzerland: Election of 200-seat National Council and 46-seat Council of States.

 

January 2019

1 Jan. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): Turkmenistan assumes rotating annual chairmanship from Tajikistan.

1 Jan. European Union (EU): Romania assumes presidency for a 6-month term, succeeding Austria (26 July 2016).

February 2019

Thailand: Election of 220-seat National Legislative Assembly (10 October 2017;Prime Minister mentioned February 2019 election date to press on 27 February 2018).

16 Feb. Nigeria: Election of 360-seat House of Representatives (10 March 2017).

16 Feb. Nigeria: Presidential election (10 March 2017).

18 Feb. Central African Republic (CAR): UN mandate for sanctions Group of Experts expires (UNSC Resolution 2399 of 30 January 2018).

26 Feb. Yemen: UN authorization for sanctions ends (UNSC Resolution 2408 of 26 February 2018).

28 Feb. Guinea-Bissau: UN mandate for UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) ends (UNSC Resolution 2404 of 28 February 2018).

March 2019

March 2019 Central Asian Regional Summit to be held in Tashkent (15 March 2018).

2 Mar. Nigeria: Gubernatorial elections (10 March 2017).

12 Mar. Sudan: UN Mandate for sanctions Group of Experts expires (UNSC Resolution 2400 of 8 February 2018).

17 Mar. Afghanistan: UN mandate for UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expires (UNSC Resolution 2405 of 8 March 2018).

28 Mar. Yemen: UN mandate for sanctions Group of Experts expires (UNSC Resolution  2402 of 26 February 2018).

29 Mar. European Union (EU): Completion of withdrawal of the United Kingdom.

29 Mar. United Kingdom: Completion of withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

30 Mar. European Union (EU): Special summit of heads of state and government in Sibiu, Romania (Proposed on 13 September 2017).

31  Mar. Somalia: Mandate for UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) expires (UNSC Resolution 2408 of 27 March 2018).

31 Mar. Congo (DR): Mandate for UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) expires (UNSC Resolution 2409 of 27 March 2018).

April 2019

April 2019 Indonesia: Presidential election.

April 2019 Somaliland: Election of 82-seat House of Representatives.

13 Apr. Korea (DPRK): Japanese trade embargo and unilateral sanctions to end. Extended from 13 April 2017 on 7 April 2017.

24 Apr. Korea (DPRK): UN mandate for Panel of Experts expires (UNSC Resolution 2407 of 21 March 2018).

30 Apr. Japan: Abdication of Emperor (1 December 2017).

May 2019

May European Union: Election of 750-seat European Parliament.

1 May Japan: Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne (30 March 2018).

June 2019

15 June Papua New Guinea: Bougainville to hold referendum on self-determination (23 May 2016).

 

July 2019

1 July European Union (EU): Finland assumes presidency for a 6-month term, succeeding Romania (26 July 2016).

October 2019

22 Oct. Japan: Enthronement of Emperor Naruhito (30 March 2018).

November 2019

November Turkey: Presidential and legislative elections.

 

2020

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 Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Saudi Arabia.

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

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

2020 Tajikistan: Presidential election.

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

 

January 2020

1 Jan. European Union (EU): Croatia assumes presidency for a 6-month term, succeeding Finland (26 July 2016).

April 2020

1 Apr.  United States of America: Start of decennial census. 

December 2020

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

2021

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

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

2021 Syria: Presidential election.

2021 Uganda: Presidential election.

2021 Zambia: Presidential elections.

January 2021

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

21 Jan. Portugal: Presidential election (Tentative).

September 2021

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

November 2021

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

December 2021

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

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

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

 

2023

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

 

2024

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

 

2033

August 2033

Aug. 2033 Palau-USA: Expiration of defense treaty.

 

2034

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

 

2040

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

 

2041

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

 

2042

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

 

2044

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

 

2050

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

 

2063

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.

 

 

(Date) Date of announcement or reporting.

UNSC United Nations Security Council

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.