FUTURE INTERNATIONAL AND POLITICAL EVENTS

Updated on 7 April 2024

 

2024

2024 Commonwealth of Nations: Heads of Government Meeting to be held in Samoa, first hosting by a Pacific member (26 June 2022).

2024 Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): Russia to assume rotational chairmanship (12 October 2023).

2024 International: 9th Our Ocean Conference, hosted by Greece.

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

2024 Oceania: South Pacific Defence Ministers' Meeting in Auckland.

 

National

 

2024 Burkina Faso: Promised elections cancelled (20 October 2023).

2024 Ghana: Presidential election (5 November 2023).

2024 Namibia: Election of 96 of 104 members of National Assembly.

2024 Namibia: Presidential election. 

2024 Rwanda: Election of 80-seat Chamber of Deputies.

2024 Rwanda Presidential election.

 

 

 

 

 

March

International

1 Mar. United Nations (UN): Japan assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

10 Mar. International: Arab foreign minister meeting on Gaza aids in Riyadh.

13-15 Mar. International: Inaugural B5+1 Form in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

14  Mar. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Secretary General presents Annual Report for 2023.

18-20 Mar. International: 3rd Summit for Democracy (S4D3) in Seoul.
21-22 Mar. European Union (EU): European Council meeting.

24 Mar. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Meeting of defense ministers in Luang Prabang Province on implementing the ASEAN Political-Security Community Blueprint 2025.

22 Jan.-28 Mar. United  Nations (UN): Conference on Disarmament Part I, in Geneva, Switzerland.

National 

1 Mar. Iran: Election of 285 members of the 290-seat Islamic Consultative Assembly.

3 Mar. Switzerland: Public referendum on raising retirement age to 66.

4 Mar. United States of America: Opening of trial in Federal District Court in Washington DC of ex-President Donald J. Trump charged of conspiring to overturn the 2020 election.

8 Mar. Ireland: Public referendum on definition of the family.

10 Mar. Portugal: Election of the 230-seat Assembly of the Republic (9 November 2023).

15-17 Mar. Russia: Presidential election (7 December 2023).

17 Mar. Maldives: Election of 85-seat People's Council.

23 Mar. Slovakia: 1st round of presidential election.

24 Mar. Senegal: Presidential election (Postponed from 25 February 2024).

25 Mar. United States of America: Opening of trial in New York State Court in Manhattan of ex-President Donald J. Trump charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to money paid to his former lawyer for orchestrating hush money payments during the 2016 campaign to bury allegations of extramarital sexual encounters.

 

 

 

April

International 

Apr. 2024 International: Geneva International Discussions (GID) 60th round in Geneva, Switzerland.

1 Apr. United Nations (UN): Malta assumes monthly presidency of Security Council. United Nations (UN): United States of America assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

3-4 Apr. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Member state foreign ministers meet in Brussels (29 February 2024)

3-5 Apr. International Democracy Union (IDU): IDU Forum in Wellington (19 December 2023).

11 Apr. International: 1st Trilateral US-Japan-Philippines Leaders' Summit at the White House in Washington DC (18 March 2024).

16-17 Apr. International: 9th Our Ocean Conference on "An Ocean of Potential," in Athens.

17-18 Apr. European Union (EU): European Council special meeting in Brussels.

National 

4 Apr. Kuwait: Election of 50 of 65 members of  National Assembly (28 February 2024).

6 Apr. Slovakia: 2nd round of presidential election.

10 Apr. Korea (ROK): Election of 300-seat National Assembly.

17 Apr. Croatia: Election of 151-seat 11th Croatian Parliament or Sabor (15 March 2024).

17 Apr. Solomon Islands: Election of 50-seat National Parliament.

19 Apr. India: 1st phase of election of 543-seat House of the People (Lok Sabha) (16 March 2024).

19 Apr. India-Arunachal Pradesh: Election of 60-seat Legislative Assembly (16 March 2024).

21 Apr. Ecuador: Referendum on constitutional reform and tightening security (14 February 2024).

26 Apr. India: 2nd phase of election of 543-seat House of the People (Lok Sabha) (16 March 2024).

 

 

May

International 

1 May United Nations (UN): Mozambique assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

6-8 May: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): 2024 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development on the complex security situation and possible pathways towards a more peaceful future, at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm.

13 May-28 June United  Nations (UN): Conference on Disarmament Part II, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

27-30 May International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS): 4th International Conference in St John's, Antigua and Barbuda (24 January 2024).

30-31 May North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Member state foreign ministers informal meeting in Prague (1 March 2024).

 

 

National

6 May Chad: 1st round of presidential election (28 February 2024).

7 May India: 3rd phase of election of 543-seat House of the People (Lok Sabha) (16 March 2024).

8 May North Macedonia: Election of 120-seat Assembly of the Republic.

13 May India: 4th phase of election of 543-seat House of the People (Lok Sabha) (16 March 2024).

13 May India-Andhra Pradesh: Election of 175-seat Legislative Assembly (16 March 2024).

13 May India-Odisha: 1st phase of election of 147-seat Legislative Assembly (16 March 2024).

19 May India-Arunachal Pradesh: Election of 60-seat Legislative Assembly (16 March 2024).

19 May India-Sikkim: Election of 32-seat Legislative Assembly (16 March 2024).

20 India: 5th phase of election of 543-seat House of the People (Lok Sabha) (16 March 2024).

20 May India-Odisha: 2nd phase of election of 147-seat Legislative Assembly (16 March 2024).

20 May United States of America (USA): Opening of trial in Federal District Court in Ft Pierce, Florida, of ex-President Donald J. Trump charged with 37 criminal counts on charges including willful retention of national defense information and conspiracy to obstruct justice (Planned).

25 May India-Odisha: 3rd phase of election of 147-seat Legislative Assembly (16 March 2024).

29 May South Africa: Election of 400-seat National Assembly (20 February 2024).

31 May Iraq: UN mandate for UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) ends (UNSC Resolution 2682 of 30 May 2023).

31 May South Sudan: UN authorizations for arms embargo and travel and financial measures end (UNSC Resolution 2683 of 30 May 2023).      

 

 

June

International

1 June United Nations (UN): Korea (ROK) assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

6-9 June European Union (EU): Election of 705-seat European Parliament in 27 member states.

27-28 June European Union (EU): European Council meeting.

National

1 June India-Odisha: 4th phase of election of 147-seat Legislative Assembly (16 March 2024).

June Vanuatu: Planned public referendum on proposed political registration act (17 January 2024).

2 June Libya: UN authorization for arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya ends (UNSC Resolution 26834 of 2 June 2023).

2 June Mexico: Election of 500-seat Chamber of Deputies.

2 June Mexico: Presidential election.

9 June Bulgaria: ERlection of 240-seat National Assembly (28 March 2024).

22 June Chad: 2nd round of presidential election (28 February 2024).

30 June Syria: UN mandate of UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) ends (UNSC Resolution 2718 of 21 December 2023).

July

July North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Summit meeting in Washington DC.

1 July United Nations (UN): Russia assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

29 July-13 Sep. United  Nations (UN): Conference on Disarmament Part III, in Geneva, Switzerland.

National

1 July South Sudan: UN authorization for Panel of Experts ends (UNSC Resolution 2683 of 30 May 2023).

13 July Yemen: UN mandate for UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement ends (UNSC Resolution 2691 of 10 July 2023).

15-16 July Rwanda: Election of 80-seat Chamber of Deputies (12 December 2023).

15 July Rwanda: Presidential election (12 December 2023).

15 July Haiti: UN mandate for UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) ends (UNSC Resolution 2692 of 14 July 2023).

28 July Venezuela: Presidential election (6 March 2024).

 

August

International

1 Aug. United Nations (UN): Sierra Leone assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

 

National

Aug. Burma/Myanmar: State of emergency to end.

31 Aug. Lebanon: UN mandate for UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) ends (UNSC Resolution 2695 of 31 August 2023).

 

September

International 

1 Sep. United Nations (UN): Slovenia assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

National

 

Sep. 2024 Romania: Presidential election (21 February 2024).

1 Sep. Germany-Saxony: Election of 119-seat State legislature (Landtag) of Saxony.

7 Sep. Algeria: Presidential election (21 March 2024).

17 Sep. Iraq: UN authorization for Special Adviser and Investigative Term ends (UNSC Resolution 2697 of 15 September 2023).

22 Sep. Germany-Brandenburg: Election of 88-seat State legislature (Landtag).

28 Sep. Libya:  UN authorization for searching vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya suspected of migrant smuggling and human trafficking ends (UNSC Resolution 2698 of 29 September 2023).

30 Sep. India: Jammu & Kashmir legislative election deadline.

 

 

October

International

1 Oct. United Nations (UN): Switzerland assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

21 Oct.-1 Nov. United  Nations (UN): 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 16) in Colombia (28 February 2024).

National

1 Oct. Haiti: UN mandate for Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission to end (UNSC Resolution 2699 of 2 October 2023)

 

 

 

November

International

1 Nov. United Nations (UN): United Kingdom assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

National

11-22 Nov. United Nations (UN): UN Global Climate Conference of Parties (COP29) to meet in Azerbaijan (13 December 2023).

National

Nov. 2024 Slovenia: Referendum on building a 2nd nuclear powerplant (12 March 2024).

Nov. 2024 Somalia-Somaliland: Presidential election.

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

 

 

December

International

1 Dec. United Nations (UN): United States of America assumes monthly presidency of Security Council.

3-5 Dec. International Democracy Union (IDU): IDU Forum in Washington DC (19 December 2023).                                                                                            

 

National

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

20 Dec. Congo (DR): Presidential election.

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

31 Dec. Somalia: African Union (AU) mandate of the  AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) ends.    

  

2025

2025 International: 10th Our Ocean Conference to be hosted by Korea (ROK) (1 August 2022).

2025 Central African Republic (CAR): Presidential election (27 May 2022).

2025 Côte d'Ivoire: Presidential election.

2025 Singapore: Election of 104-seat Parliament.

2025 Suriname: Presidential election.

2025 Tanzania: Presidential election.

 

January

31 Jan. Cyprus: UN mandate for UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) ends (UNSC Resolution 2723 of 30 January 2024).

 

August

Aug. 2025 Gabon:  Election of 143-seat National Assembly planned according to the military junta president (13 November 2023).

 

 

November

November 2025 United Nations (UN): 30th Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP30) in Belém, State of Pará, Brazil (27 May 2023).

November

25 Nov. Namibia: Election of 42-seat National Council.

December

31 Dec. United Nations (UN): UN mandate for the Counterterrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) to operate as special political mission ends (UNSC Resolution 2617 of 30 December 2021).

2026

2026 Brazil: Presidential election.

2026 Congo (B): General election.

2026 Uganda: Presidential election.

5 Feb. Russia-United States of America: Five-year extension of nuclear arms control treaty New START expires, unless renewed (26 January 2021).

Oct. 2026 Israel: Election of 120-seat Parliament due.

 

2027

2027 Bougainville Island: Independence target date (7 July 2021).

 

 

 

November

30 Nov. UN mandate for the 1540 Committee on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) ends (UNSC Resolution 2663 of 30 November 2023).

 

2033

February

Feb. Cyprus: Presidential election.

18 Feb. Nigeria: Presidential election (15 October 2020).

 

August

Aug. 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.