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Future International and National Events 2021-

 

Updated on 23 September 2021

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

·  Canceled, delayed, postponed, or suspended.

 

2021

 September 2021

 

International

1 Sep. United Nations (UN): Ireland assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding India.

1 Sep Micronesia: Annual summit of leaders of Micronesia in Nauru to discuss trade and transportation.

2 Sep. Middle East: The King of Jordan and the Presidents of Egypt and the Palestinian Authority (PA) held talks in Cairo aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process.

6-7 Sep. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): 17th Annual NATO Conference on Arms Control, Disarmament and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Non-Proliferation.

6-10 Sep. United Nations (UN): Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption, 10th session in Vienna.

8 Sep. International: Foreign ministers hold virtual meeting on Afghanistan co-hosted by the German Federal Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State.

9 Sep. BRICS States: The 13th Summit of BRICS Heads of States was held under the chairmanship of India by video conference with emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic and immunization.

9 Sep. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Extraordinary summit meeting on the military coup d'état in Guinea.

13 Sep.-1 Oct. United Nations (UN): Human Rights Council,(HRC) 48th Session in Geneva, Switzerland.

14 Sep.- Dec. United Nations (UN): Opening of the 76th Session of the General Assembly in New York, NY USA.

17 Sep. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): 21st Summit meeting of Council of Heads of State in Dushanbe.

17 Sep. Collective Security Treaty Organization  (CSTO): Joint summit meeting of CSTO and SCO leaders on Afghanistan by video link.

17-19 Sep. European Union (EU): Launching of first of four European Citizens' Panels in Strasbourg, France.

17-19 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Military Committee (MC) Conference in Athens (6 September 2021).

18 Sep. Community of Latin American & Caribbean States (CELAC): Summit meeting in Mexico City to discuss COVID-19 and funding of climate change disasters.

20-24 Sep. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): 65th Annual Conference in Vienna.

21-27 Sep. United Nations (UN): General Assembly General Debate in New York, NY USA.

24 Sep International: 1st Quad Leaders Summit hosted by the US President in Washington (13 September 2021) .

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

 

National

3-6 Sep. Venezuela: Resumption of talks between government and opposition to resolve political and economic crisis (16 August 2021).

5 Sep. China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR): Election of 70-seat Legislative Council (LegCo) (Postponed from 6 September 2020 on 31 July 2020).

5 Sep. São Tomé & Príncipe: 2nd round of presidential election (postponed from 8 and 29 August 2021).

8 Sep. Morocco: Election of 395-seat House of Representatives.

10-11 Sep. Germany: 87th Party Convention of the Christian Social Union (CSU) in the Nürnberg Messehalle, Nürnberg, Bavaria, election of leadership and campaign.

12 Sep.-2 Oct. Somalia: Election of 275-seat House of the People.

13 Sep. Norway: Election of 169-seat Parliament.

15 Sep. Libya: UN mandate of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) ends (UNSC Resolution 2542 of 15 September 2020).

15 Sep. Spain: Government resumed talks with Catalan regional leaders (29 June 2021).

17 Sep. Afghanistan: UN mandate of UN Assistance Mission Afghanistan (UNAMA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2543 of 15 September 2020).

18 Sep.  Iraq: Term of Special Adviser heading the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) ends (UNSC Resolution 2544 of 25 September 2020).

19 Sep. China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): Election of 1,500-seat Election Committee (14 April 2021).

16-19 Sep. Russia: Election of 450-seat State Duma.

19 Sep. Russia: Election of regional heads.

20 Sep. Canada: Election of 338-seat House of Commons (12 August 2021).

23 Sep. United Kingdom-Isle of Man: Election of 24-seat Legislative Council.

25 Sep. Colombia: UN mandate of the Verification Mission ends (UNSC Resolution 2545 of 5 September 2020).

25 Sep. Iceland: Election of 63-seat Parliament.

26 Sep. Germany: Term of Merkel Cabinet ends.

26 Sep. Germany: Election of 709-seat Federal Assembly (Bundestag) (Confirmed on 25 November 2020).

26 Sep. Germany:  Election of 160-seat city legislature (Abgeordnetenhaus) of Berlin.

26 Sep. Germany:  Election of 71-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

26 Sep. Germany: Election of 91-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Thüringen (Thuringia) (Tentative, 15 January 2021 postponed from 25 April 2021 and from 2020).

26 Sep. Switzerland: Popular referenda on wages and capital taxation and marriage for everybody.

29 Sep. Japan: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership election.

30 Sep. Mali: UN mandate for Panel of Experts ends (UNSC Resolution 2541 of 31 August 2020).

 

October 2021

 

International

1 Oct. United Nations (UN): Kenya assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Ireland.

15-17 Oct. World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund (IMF): Boards of Governors Fall meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco.

31 Oct.- 12 Nov. United Nations (UN): Conference of Parties (COP26) of Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) in Glasgow, Scotland, UK (28 May 2020; postponed from November 2020 on 1 April 2020; 28 May 2020).

 

 

National

Oct. Cape Verde: Presidential election.

Oct. Côte d'Ivoire: Election of 255-seat National Assembly.

Oct. Iceland: Election of 63-seat Parliament.

Oct. Japan: Election of 465-seat House of Representatives.

Oct. Morocco: Election of 395-seat House of Representatives.

Oct. Qatar: Election of 30 of 45 members of the Shura Council (30 July 2021).

1 Oct. Libya: UN authorizations for combating human trafficking off the coast of Libya ending (UNSC Resolution 2546 of 2 October 2020).

2 Oct. Qatar: 1st election of 35-seat Shura Council (22 August 2021).

8-9 Oct. Czech Republic: Election of 200-seat Chamber of Deputies (29 December 2020).

10 Oct. Iraq: Election of 329-seat Council of Representatives (Postponed from 6 June 2021 on 19 January 2021; 1 August 2020).

10 Oct. Somalia: Presidential election by the House of the People (29 June 2021).

15 Oct. Haiti: UN mandate of UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) ends (UNSC Resolution 2547 of 15 October 2020).

16 Oct. Australia-Christmas Islands: Election of 9-seat Islands Shire Council.

16 Oct. Australia-Cocos Islands: Election of 7-seat Islands Shire Council.

17 Oct. Cabo Verde: Election of 72-seat National Assembly.

17 Oct. Cabo Verde: Presidential election. 

24 Oct. Argentina: Election of 127 of 257 members of the Chamber of Deputies.

24 Oct. Chad: Election of 155-seat National Assembly (Rescheduled from 23 December 2020 in July 2020).

24 Oct. Egypt: Three-month extension of state of emergency ends unless extended (22 July 2021).

24 Oct. Uzbekistan: Election of 150-seat Legislative Chamber.

24 Oct. Uzbekistan: Presidential election.

31 Oct. Kyrgyzstan: Election of 90-seat Supreme Council.

31 Oct. Mali: Constitutional referendum.

31 Oct. Western Sahara/SDAR: UN Mandate for the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara ends (UNSC Resolution 2548 of 30 October 2020).

 

November 2021

 

International

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

5 Nov. United Nations (UN): Security Council to vote on filling vacancy on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (29 June 2021).

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

12 Nov. Libya: International conference on elections, hosted by France (21 September 2021).

22-25 Nov. United Nations (UN): Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, annual session in Geneva, Switzerland.

29 Nov.-3 Dec. United Nations (UN): Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, 26th session in The Hague.

29 Nov.-3 Dec. United Nations (UN): Conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, annual session in New York, NY USA.

 

National

Nov. Bulgaria: Election of 240-seat National Assembly (Tentative, 3 September 2021).

Nov. Bulgaria: Presidential election.

Nov. Chile: 1st round of presidential election.

Nov. Honduras: Election of 128-seat National Assembly.

Nov. Honduras: Presidential election.

Nov. Tonga: Election of 26-seat Legislative Assembly.

5 Nov. Bosnia & Herzegovina: Authorization for Member States acting through the European Union (EU) to maintain multinational stabilization force (EUFOR ALTHEA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2549 of 5 November 2020).

7 Nov. Haiti: Constitutional referendum (Postponed to 7 November 2021 from 26 Sep. on 12 August 2021; 29 June 2021).

7 Nov. Haiti: Election of 112-seat Chamber of Deputies (Postponed to 7 November 2021 from 26 Sep. on 12 August 2021; 29 June 2021).

7 Nov. Haiti: Presidential election (First round postponed to 7 November 2021 from 26 Sep. on 12 August 2021; 29 June 2021).

7 Nov. Nicaragua: Election of 92-seat National Assembly.

7 Nov. Nicaragua: Presidential election.

15 Nov. Central African Republic (CAR): UN mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) ends (UNSC Resolution 2552 of 12 November 2020).

15 Nov. Sudan: Mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) ends ( UNSC Resolution 2575 of 11 May 2011).

18-23 Nov. Nepal:  Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Convention in Kathmandu (Tentative, 22 December 2020).

21 Nov. Haiti: 2nd Round of election of 112-seat Chamber of Deputies.

21 Nov. Haiti: 2nd  Round of presidential election.

28 Nov. Switzerland: Popular referenda day.

30 Nov. Barbados: Country becomes Republic of Barbados.

 

December 2021

 

International

1 Dec. United Nations (UN): Niger assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Mexico.

6-11 Dec. United Nations (UN): 20th Session of the Assembly of Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

9-10 Dec. Summit of Democracy conducted virtually by the President of the United States of America (11 August 2021).

13-17 Dec. United Nations (UN): Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption, 9th Session in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

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).

 

National

Dec. Uzbekistan: Presidential election.

4 Dec. Gambia: Presidential election.

4 Dec. Somalia: Authorizations granted to states and regional organizations cooperating with Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery end (UNSC Resolution 2554 of 4 December 2020).

12 Dec. France-New Caledonia: 3rd and last Referendum on Independence (4 June 2021).

15 Dec. Somalia: Mandate for the Panel on Somalia ends (UNSC Resolution 2551 of 12 November 2020).

16 Dec. Afghanistan: UN support for the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team in Afghanistan ends (UNSC Resolution 2557 of 18 December 2020).

19 Dec. Chile: 2nd round of presidential election.

19 Dec. China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): Election of 90-seat Legislative Committee (14 April 2021).

20 Dec. Congo (DR): UN mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) ends (UNSC Resolution 2556 of 18 December 2020).

24 Dec. Libya: Election of 200-seat House of Representatives (GNA-Tobruk Agreement of 21 August 2020, 14 November 2020).

24 Dec. Libya: Presidential elections (Tentative, 14 November 2020).

31 Dec. Sudan/South Sudan: UN mandate of African-UN Mission Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) ends (UNSC Resolutions 2525 of 3 June 2020 and 2559 of 22 December 2020).

31 Dec. Somalia: UN mandate for deployment of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) ends (UNSC Resolution 2568 of 12 March 2021).

31 Dec. Syria: UN mandate of UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) to end (UNSC Resolution 2581 of 29 June 2021).

 

2022

2022 World Ocean Week: Our Ocean Conference, co-hosted by Palau and the United States in Koror in early 2022 (11 June 2021).

2022 9th Summit of the Americas in early Sumer hosted by the United States (12 August 2021).

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 Brazil: Presidential election.

2022 Egypt: Presidential election.

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

2022 Germany: Election of 137-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Lower Saxony.

2022 Germany: Election of 51-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Saarland.

2022 Germany: Election of 69-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Schleswig Holstein.

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 Papua New Guinea: Self-government in place for Autonomous Bougainville Region (9 June 2021).

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

 

January

1 Jan. European Union-Council of the EU: France assumes presidency for a 6-month term, succeeding Slovenia.

31 Jan. Cyprus: UN mandate for UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) ends (UNSC Resolution 2587 of 29 July 2021).

 

February

13 Feb.  Switzerland: Popular referenda day.

27 Feb. Mali: Election of 147-seat National Assembly (16 April 2021).

27 Feb. Mali: Presidential election (16 April 2021).

 

March

Mar. 2022 Korea (ROK): Presidential election.

13 Mar. Mali: 2nd round of presidential election, if needed (16 April 2021).

15 Mar. South Sudan: UN mandate for UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) ends (UNSC Resolution 2567 of 12 March 2021).

20 Mar. Mali: 2nd round of election of 147-seat National Assembly, if needed (16 April 2021).

27 Mar. China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): Election of Chief Executive (14 April 2021).

 

April

10 Apr. France: 1st round of presidential election (13 July 2021).

24 Apr. France: 2d round of presidential election (13 July 2021).

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

 

May

May Philippines: Election of 297-seat House of Representatives (5 August 2021).

May Philippines: Presidential election (5 August 2021).

15 May Switzerland: Popular referenda day.

27 May Iraq: UN mandate for UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) ends (UNSC Resolution 2576 of 27 May 2021).

31 May Ecuador: Presidential term ends.

31 May South Sudan: UN mandate for arms embargo and for travel and financial restrictive measures  ends (UNSC Resolution 2577 of 28 May 2021).

 

June

3 June Sudan: UN mandate for UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) ends (UNSC Resolution 2579 of 3 June 2021).

3 June Libya: UN extension of authorization for implementation of the arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya ends (UNSC Resolution 2578 of 3 June 2021).

12 June France: 1st round of election of 577-seat National Assembly (13 July 2021).

19 June France: 2nd round of election of 577-seat National Assembly (13 July 2021).

30 June Mali: UN mandate for UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2582 of 29 June 2021).

 

July

July Ukraine: 5th Ukraine Reform Conference in Switzerland (7 July 2021).

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

15  July Yemen: UN mandate for UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2586 of 14 July 2021).

31 July Central African Republic: UN direction to member states to prevent supply, sale or transfer of arms and related material to the CAR ends (UNSC Resolution 2588 of 29 July 2021.)

September

25 Sep. Switzerland: Popular referenda day.

November

27 Nov. Switzerland: Popular referenda day.

December

31 Dec. Somalia: EU mandate for military maritime Operation Atalanta off Somalia, EUTM Somalia military training mission, and EUCAP Somalia civilian capacity-building mission ends (23 December 2020).

 

2023

2023 Burma/Myanmar: Elections promksed by military leader (1 August 2021).

2023 Congo (DR): Presidential election.

2023 Federated States of Micronesia (FSM): Election of 14-seat Congress.

2023 Nigeria: Presidential election.

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

2023 Turkey: Election of 600-seat Grand National Assembly of Turkey (18 January 2021).

2023 Turkey: Presidential election (18 January 2021).

2023 Zimbabwe: Presidential election.

 

January

1 Jan. European Union-Council of the EU: Sweden assumes presidency for a 6-month term, succeeding Czech Republic.

 

July

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

August

Aug. Burma: State of emergency and military rule to end (1 August 2021). 

2024

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

2024 Indonesia: Presidential election.

2024 Russia: Presidential election.

May

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

August

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

 

2025

2025 Tanzania: Presidential election.

 

2026

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

 

2027

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

 

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.

 

 

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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.