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Future International and National Events 2020-

 

Updated on 26 November 2020

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

·  Canceled, delayed, postponed, or suspended.

 

 

2020

 

November 2020

International

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

6 Nov. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): CIS Council of Heads of Government meeting in Moscow.

10 Nov. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): 16th Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, virtual event.

10 Nov. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Heads of State Concil video conference held, chaired by Russia's president.

14 Nov. International: East Asia Summit videoconference in Hanoi.

17 Nov. Brazil, India, China, and South Africa States (BRICS): 12th Summit videoconference on cooperation and trade, chaired by South Africa.

17-20 Nov. International: 2020 Stockholm Security Conference of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Stockholm.

18-23 Nov. NATO Parliamentary Assembly: 66th Annual Session online.

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

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

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

24-25 Nov.  International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF): Ministerial conference (17 November 2020).

27 Nov. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS): 18th Summit to be held in Libreville.

30 Nov.-4 Dec. Syria: 4th session of Constitutional Committee, facilitated by the UN, meeting in Geneva (26 November 2020).

National

9-12 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).

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

1 Nov. China:Launch of the 7th national population census.

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).

5 Nov. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Election of 21-seat House of Assembly.

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).

9 Nov. Libya: Inter-Libyan talks start in Tunis (Oct. 2020).\9-12 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).

10 Nov. China: 23rd Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) to open.

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

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

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

14 Nov. United Kingdom-Guernsey-Alderney: Election of the President of the States.

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. Moldova: 2nd round of presidential election.

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.

23-24 Nov. Egypt: 1st phase of 2nd round of election of 596-seat House of Representatives.

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.

1-2 Dec. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): NATO Foreign Ministers meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) teleconference (16 November 2020).

3-4 Dec. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE): Meeting of 27th Ministerial Council by video teleconferencing (18 November 2020).

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

1-10 Dec. Somalia: Election of 54-seat Senate by States Federal Assemblies.

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).

5 Dec. Kuwait: Election of 50 of 65 members of the National Assembly.

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

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

7-8 Dec. Egypt: 2nd phase of 2nd round of election of 596-seat House of Representatives.

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.

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

10-27 Dec. Somalia: Election of 275-seat House of the People.

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): 1st round of 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: 1st 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): 26th 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 United Nations (UN): 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in China.

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 France-Québec: Meeting of prime ministers in Québec (17 November 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).

 

January 2021

Jan. Portugal: Presidential election.

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).

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).

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

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

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

Feb. Somalia: Presidential election.

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

7 Feb. 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.

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

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.

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.

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

April 2021

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.

18 Apr. Djibouti: Presidential election.

25 Apr. Albania: Election of 140-seat Parliament (7 September 2020).

25 Apr. Germany: Election of 91-seat state legislature (Landtag) of Thüringen (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.

9 May Benin: 2nd round of presidential election.

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

June 2021

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 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 Iraq: Election of 329-seat Council of Representatives (1 August 2020).

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.

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

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).

August 2021

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

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.

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

Oct. Cape Verde: Presidential election.

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

Oct. Czech Republic: Election of 200-seat Chamber of Deputies.

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).

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).

 

November 2021

Nov. Bulgaria: 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.

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).

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

7 Nov. Nicaragua: Presidential election.

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

21 Nov. Chile: 1st round of presidential election.

December 2021

Dec. Uzbekistan: Presidential election.

4 Dec. Gambia: Presidential election.

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

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. 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 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).

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.