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Future International and National Events 2020-

 

Updated on 27 October 2020

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

·  Canceled, delayed, postponed, or suspended.

 

 

2020

International

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

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

 

October 2020

International

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).

2 Oct. Atlantic Forum: Online conference on "Transatlantiscm 2020."

5-6 Oct. G5 Sahel: 8th ordinary session of Council of Ministers in Nouakchott.

9 Oct. Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): Meeting of the Intergovernmental Council on developing integration until 2025.

15 Oct. Asia: Inaugural Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers.

15-16 Oct. European Union (EU): Meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

20 Oct. Three Seas Initiative: Virtual summit held in Tallinn.

22-23 Oct. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Member Ministers of Defense hold North Atlantic Council (NAC) meeting via teleconference (13 October 2020).

 

National

1 Oct. Bermuda: Election of 30-seat Parliament.

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

1 Oct. Turkey: Opening of 4th Legislative Session of 27th General Assembly of Grand National Assembly.

2-3 Oct. Czech Republic: 1st round of election of 81-seat Senate.

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. Canada: Election of leader of the Greens in Charlottetown, PEI (4 November 2019).

4 Oct. France-New Caledonia: Referendum on independence.

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

7 Oct. United Kingdom-Guernsey: Election of 47-seat States of Deliberation (First postponed from 17 June 2020 until 16 June 2021 and then rescheduled on 2 July 2020).

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

9 Oct. Canada: Parti Québécois (PQ) election of leadership in Montréal.

11 Oct. Cyprus-Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC): 1st round of presidential election (Postponed from 26 April 2020 on 19 March 2020).

11 Oct. Lithuania: 1st round of election of 141-seat Parliament.

11 Oct. Tajikistan: Presidential election.

13 Oct. Liberia: Election of 30-seat Senate.

13 Oct. Liberia: Constitutional referendum.

16-17 Oct. Czech Republic: 2nd round of election of 81-seat Senate.

17 Oct. New Zealand: Election of 120-seat House of Representatives (Postponed from 19 September 2020 on 17 August 2020).

18 Oct. Bolivia: Election of 130-seat Chamber of Deputies (Postponed from 6 September 2020 on 24 July 2020).

18 Oct. Bolivia: 1st round of presidential election (Postponed from 6 September 2020 on 24 July 2020).

18 Oct. Cyprus-Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  (TRNC): 2nd round of presidential election.

18 Oct. Guinea: Presidential election.

18 Oct. Iran: Expiration of arms embargo mandated under UN Security Council Resolution 2231 of 20 July 2015.

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

22-24 Oct. Seychelles: Presidential election.

24-25 Oct. Egypt: Election of 596-seat House of Representatives.

25 Oct. Chile: Plebiscite on drafting a new Constitution of 11 September 1980 by a constitutional convention of newly elected members or by a mixed convention (26 July 2020, first postponed from 26 April 2020 on 19 March 2020, 15 November 2019).

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

26 Oct. Canada: House of Commons by-elections in Toronto Centre District and York Centre District, Ontario Province (18 September 2020).

26-29 Oct. China: 5th Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee in Beijing (28 September 2020, 30 July 2020).

28 Oct. India-Bihar: 1st phase of election of 71 of 243 members of the Legislative Assembly.

28 Oct. Tanzania: Election of 357-seat National Assembly (21 July 2020).

28 Oct. Tanzania: Presidential election (21 July 2020).

28 Oct. Tanzania-Zanzibar: Presidential election (21 July 2020).

30 Oct.-1 Nov. Germany: Die Linke (The Left) 7th Federal Party Conference at Messe Erfurt (Fairgrounds), Erfurt, Thuringia, and leadership election (25 April 2020).

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

31 Oct. Ivory Coast: Presidential election.

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

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

International

Nov. Economic Community of Central African Stattes (ECCAS): 18th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government video conference (20 October 2020).

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

20 Nov. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Annual Economic Leaders' Meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

21 Nov. International: The withdrawal of the United States of America from the 2002 Open Skies Treat becomes effective (21 May 2020).

21-22 Nov.  Group of Twenty (G20) virtual Summit Meeting of Heads of State and Government in Riyadh (28 September 2020).

National

Nov. China: 14th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing (29 September 2020).

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

Nov. Libya: Inter-Libyan talks in Tunis (Oct. 2020)

Nov. Tajikistan: Presidential election (Tentative).

1 Nov. Algeria: Referendum on new Constitution (24 August 2020).

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

1 Nov. Moldova: Presidential election.

3 Nov. India-Bihar: 2nd phase of election of 94 of 243 members of the Legislative Assembly.

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

3 Nov. Palau: Presidential election.

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.

3 Nov. United States of America (USA)-Puerto Rico: Referendum on statehood.

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).

7 Nov. India-Bihar: 3rd phase of election of 78 of 243 members of the Legislative Assembly.

8 Nov. Burma: Election of 440-seat House of Representatives (1 July 2020).

10 Nov. Jordan: Election of 150-seat House of Representatives.

14 Nov. Australia-Norfolk Island: Election of 5-seat Regional Council.

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).

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

22 Nov. Burkina Faso: Presidential election.

22 Nov. Burkina Faso: Constitutional referendum.

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

28 Nov. United Kingdom-Guernsey/Alderney: Election of 5 of the 10 members of the States of Alderney.

29 Nov. Bolivia: 2nd round of presidential election (Postponed from 6 September 2020 on 24 July 2020).

29 Nov. Moldova-Transdniestria: Election of the 43-seat Supreme Soviet.

29 Nov. Switzerland: Public referenda on responsible enterprises on protection of humans and the environment and popular initiative on prohibition of financing producers of war material.

 

December 2020

International

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 Donbas conflict.

12 Dec. United Nations (UN): UN Secretary General and UK Prime Minister co-hosting Climate Summit (24 September 2020).

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

National

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

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

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

Dec. Seychelles: Presidential election.

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

Dec. United Kingdom-Turks & Caicos Islands: Election of 15 of 19 members of the Legislative Council.

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

6 Dec. Venezuela: Election of 277-seat National Assembly.

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

7 Dec. Ghana: Presidential election.

8 Dec. Liberia: Election of 30-seat Senate.

8 Dec. Liberia: Constitutional referenda.

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).

16 Dec. United Kingdom-Guernsey/Sark: Election of 28 of 30 members of the Chief Pleas.

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. Chad: Election of 155-seat National Assembly (Rescheduled to 24 October 2021 in July 2020).

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

2021 United Nations (UN): Conference of Parties (COP26) of Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) in Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Postponed until 2021 from November 2020 on 1 April 2020; 10 August 2019).

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 European Union (EU): Asia-Europe Meeting in Phnom Penh (Postponed until Spring 2021 from 16-17 November 2020 on 3 July 2020).

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

2021 Organization of American States (OAS): 9th Summit of the Americas in the US (10 July 2020).

2021 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF): Vanuatu to host 51st Forum (Postponed until 2021 on 20 August 2019).

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

2021 China: Start of 14th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development (15 August 2020).

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

2021 Germany: Election of 709-seat Federal Assembly.

2001 Germany: Election of 137-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Lower Saxony.

2001 Germany: Election of 51-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Saarland.

2001 Germany: Election of 69-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Schleswig Holstein.

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-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).

1 Jan. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE): Sweden assumes ananual chairmanship succeeding Albania (13 July 2020).

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

21 Jan. Portugal: Presidential election (Tentative).

22 Jan. United Nations (UN): Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force (25 October 2020).

February 2021

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).

28 Feb. Somalia: Mandate for UN Assistance Mission Somalia (UNSOM) expires (UNSC Resolution 2520 of 29 May 2020).

March 2021

Mar. Libya: Election of 200-seat House of Representatives (Tentative, GNA-Tobruk agreement of 21 August 2020).

Mar. Libya: Presidential election (Tentative, GNA-Tobruk agreement of 21 August 2020).

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).

April 2021

Apr. Solomon Islands: Election of 50-seat National Parliament (25 May 2020).

11 Apr. Chad: Presidential election (July 2020).

11 Apr. Chile: Election of members of the Constitutional Convention (Tentative, 26 July 2020).

25 Apr. Albania: Election of 140-seat Parliament (7 September 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).

May 2021

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

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

31 May South Sudan: UN arms embargo, assets freeze and travel ban expire (UNSC Resolution 2521 of 29 May 2020).

31 May Iraq: UN mandate of UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) ends (UNSC Resolution 2522 of 29 May 2020).

June 2021

3 June Sudan: Mandate of newly established UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) ends (UNSC Resolution 2524 of 3 June 2020).

5 June Libya: Authorization for implementation of the arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya ends (UNSC Resolution 2526 of 5 June 2020).

6 June Iraq: Election of 329-seat Council of Representatibes (1 August 2020).

21 June Commonwealth of Nations: Opening of 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali (23 September 2020; postponed from 22 June 2020).

 

 

July 2021

1 July South Sudan: UN mandate of UN Panel of Experts ends (UNSC Resolution 2521 of 29 May 2020).

August 2021

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).

31 Aug. Lebanon: UN mandate of UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) ends (UNSC Resolution 2539 of 28 August 2020).

31 Aug. Mali: UN authority for control measures ends (UNSC Resolution 2541 of 31 August 2020).

31 Aug. Somalia: UN mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) ends (UNSC Resolution 2540 of 28 August 2020).

September 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).

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

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).

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

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

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

October 2021

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

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

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

 

November 2021

1-12 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).

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).

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

 

2022

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).

April

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

31 May Ecuador: Presidential term ends.

 

2023

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

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).

2033

February

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.