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Future International and National Events 2021-

 

Updated on 24 January 2021

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

·  Canceled, delayed, postponed, or suspended.

 

2021

 

January 2021

International

1 Jan United Nations (UN):   Tunisia assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding South Africa.

1 Jan. United Nations (UN): India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway assumed non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for a two-year term.

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 annual chairmanship succeeding Albania (13 July 2020).

1 Jan. African Union (AU): African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) commences trading (6 December 2020).

5 Jan. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Summit meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia at al Ula, Medina Region (17 December 2020).

10 Jan. Nile Dam: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) virtual talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.

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

25-29 Jan. International: 51st World Economic Forum (WEF) on "How to Save the Planet" and other topics to be held in Davos-Klosters, Grison, Switzerland.

25 Jan. Greece-Turkey: Resumption of exploratory talks about territorial claims in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in Istanbul.

National

3 Jan. Ethiopia: Meeting of foreign ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) by videolink.

3 Jan. Tibetan Government in Exile: 1st Round of election of 46-seat 17th Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies (ATPD).

3 Jan.  United States of America (USA): Opening of 117th Congress and election of Speaker.

5 Jan. Afghanistan: Launching of 2nd round of Afghan Government-Taliban Militia peace talks in Doha (Tentative 28 December 2020).

5-12 Jan. Korea (DPRK): 8th Congress of the ruling Korean Workers' Party (KWP) in Pyongyang.

6 Jan. United States of America: President of Senate in the presence of Congress certifies results of presidential election.

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

10 Jan. Uganda: Election of 445-seat Parliament.

10 Jan. Uganda: Presidential election.

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

15 Jan. Vietnam: Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) 11th Congress in Vientiane and election of next General Secretary.

15-16 Jan. Germany: Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 33rd Party Conference in Berlin and election of next party leader.

19 Jan. Libya: 2nd meeting of constitutional committee opened in Hurghada, Egypt.

20 Jan. United States of America (USA): Presidential inauguration.

20-22 Jan. China: 25th Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing (12 January 2021).

21 Jan. Kyrgyzstan: Presidential election (24 October 2020).

22 Jan Libya: Opening of 5th round political dialogue in Morocco.

24 Jan. Portugal: Presidential election.

 

February 2021

International

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

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

 

National

Feb. Ireland: Election of 160-seat House of Representatives.

Feb. Libya: Voting on candidates for a unified transitional government (22 January 2021).

Feb. Somalia: Presidential election.

7 Feb. Ecuador: Election of 137-seat National Assembly.

7 Feb. Ecuador: 1st round of presidential election.

7 Feb. Liechtenstein: Election of 25-seat Diet (Landtag).

14 Feb. Central African Republic (CAR): 2nd round of election of 131-seat National Assembly.

14 Feb. Central African Republic (CAR): Presidential election.

14 Feb. Kosovo: Election of 120-seat Kosovo Assembly (7 January 2021).

20 Feb. Niger: 2nd round of presidential election (17 August 2019).

28 Feb. El Salvador: Election of 84-seat Legislative Assembly.

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

March 2021

International

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

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

National

Mar. Burma: Presidential election.

Mar. Cape Verde: Election of 72-seat National Assembly.

Mar. Congo (B): Presidential election.

Mar. Kosovo: Presidential election.

Mar. Laos: Election of 132-seat National Assembly.

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).

Mar. United Kingdom (UK)-Turks & Caicos Islands: Election of 14 of 15 members of the Legislative Council.

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

5 Mar. China: Opening of 4th annual session of he 13th National people's Congress (NPC) in Beijing (26 December 2020).

14 Mar. Germany:  Election of 143-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Baden Württemberg.

14 Mar. Germany:  Election of 101-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Rheinland-Pfalz.

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

17 Mar. Netherlands: Election of 150-seat Second Chamber.

19 Mar. Netherlands-Curaçao: Election of 21-seat Estates of Curaçao.

28 Mar. Bulgaria: Election of 240-seat National Assembly.

 

April 2021

International

1 Apr. United Nations (UN): Viet Nam assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding United States of America.

National

Apr. Laos: Presidential election.

Apr. Peru: Presidential election.

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

9 Apr. Samoa: Election of 50-seat Parliament (Legislative Assembly).

11 Apr. Benin: 1st round of presidential election.

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

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

11 Apr. Ecuador: 2nd round of presidential election.

11 Apr. Tibetan Government in Exile: 2nd  Round of election of 46-seat 17th Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies (ATPD) (3 January 2021).

18 Apr. Djibouti: Presidential election.

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

30 Apr. Nepal: 1st round of election of 275-seat House of Representatives (20 December 2020).

May 2021

International

1 May United Nations (UN): China assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding Viet Nam.

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

National

9 May Benin: 2nd round of presidential election.

10 May Nepal: 2nd round of election of 275-seat House of Representatives (20 December 2020).

15 May Sudan: Mandate of UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2550) of 12 November 2020).

23 May Cyprus: Election of 80-seat House of Representatives.

23 May Vietnam: Election of 500-seat National Assembly.

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).

31 May Sudan: Mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) ends (UNSC Resolution 2550 of 12 November 2020).

June 2021

International

June Group of Seven (G7) Summit meeting, hosted by the United Kingdom (22 January 2021).

June Three Seas Initiative (3SI): Summit meeting in Bulgaria ( 24 December 2020).

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

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

 

National

June Israel: Presidential election.

June Mongolia: Presidential election.

June Saint Lucia: Election of 17-seat House of Assembly.

June Syria: Presidential election.

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 Ethiopia: Election of 550-seat House of People's Representatives (Tentative, 25 December 2020).

5 June Gambia: Referendum on draft Constitution.

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: Germany:  Election of 87-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Sachsen-Anhalt.

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

6 June Peru: 2nd round of presidential election.

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

18 June Iran: Presidential election.

30 June Syria: UN mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) ends (UNSC Resolution 2555 of 22 December 2020).

 

 

July 2021

International

1 July United Nations (UN): France assumes monthly presidency of the Security Council, succeeding  Estonia.

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

National

July São Tomé & Príncipe: Presidential election.

July Vietnam: Presidential election.

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

28 July Peru: Inauguration of president (22 November 2020).

31 July Palestine: Presidential election (15 Januarey 2021).

August 2021

International

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

National

Aug. Estonia: Presidential election.

Aug. Fiji: Presidential election.

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

Aug. South Sudan: Presidential election.

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).

12 Aug. Zambia; Election of 164-seat National Assembly.

12 Aug. Zambia: Presidential elections.

28 Aug. Taiwan: Referendum on draft Constitution.

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

International

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

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

National

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

Sep. United Kingdom (UK)-Isle of Man: Election of 24-seat Legislative Council.

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).

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).

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. Russia: Election of 450-seat State Duma.

19 Sep. Russia: Election of regional heads.

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

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).

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.

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.

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

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).

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

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).

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.

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).

 

National

Nov. Bulgaria: Presidential election.

Nov. Chile: 1st round of presidential election.

Nov. Haiti: 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. 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).

 

December 2021

International

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

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).

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.

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 (Tentative, 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).

 

 

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 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 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.

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.

July

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

 

2023

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.

 

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.