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Event Calendar

1998

Federal Holidays | The Secretary's Open Forum | Town Meetings

Public Diplomacy Events

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September | October | November | December

1998

January

1 Federal holiday. State Department and U.S. missions closed.
10 - 14 Convention on Biological Diversity, Modus Operandi Workshop, London
12 - 15 U.S.-EU-World Health Organization Meeting, Geneva
15 Four Presidents sign the U.S.-Baltic Charter, Washington
15 - 16 U.S.-China Textile Negotiations, Beijing
15 - 16 U.S.-Korea Science & Technology Agreement Joint Commission, Seoul
12 - 16 European Union, European Parliament Plenary Session, Strasbourg
12 - 16 Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD)Multilateral Agreement (MAI) Negotiating Group, Paris
19 Federal holiday. State Department and U.S. missions closed.
19 - 20 Barents Council Ministerial, Lulea, Sweden
19 - 22 17th Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Council (APEC)
Human Resources Development Working Group, Bali
20 - 21 EPA International Environmental Enforcement Conference, Washington, DC
20 - 22 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Experts Group on Economic Valuation on Biodiversity, Paris
20 - 24 G-8 Forest Experts Meeting, Edinburgh
28 U.S. Conference of Mayors Summit on Africa, Washington, DC
28 - 29 President Kovac of Slovakia visit to Washington
28 - 29 U.S.-Japan Trade Policy Review Measures Meeting, Geneva
29 Intergovernmental Space Station Agreement signing ceremony, Washington
29 - Feb.3 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to attend.
31 Deadline for submission to Congress of the State Department's 1997 Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

February

1 - 9 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials Meeting, Wellington
2 G-8 UN Directors' Meeting, London
2 - 6 El Nino Emergency Management Conference, Bangkok
2 - 6 World International Property Organization (WIPO) Committee of Experts of the Locarno Union, Geneva
3 - 4 OECD Industry Committee Ministerial, Paris
4 - 5 G-8 Meeting on Africa Initiative, Abidjan (scheduled)
4 - 7 Prime Minister Blair of the United Kingdom official visit to Washington, DC
5 - 13 Convention on Biological Diversity-Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety, Montreal
9 New Atlantic Initiative Conference on NATO and the Road Ahead, Washington
10 Bulgarian President Peter Stoyanov visit to Washington
10 - 12 Summit of the Americas FTAA 3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting, San Jose
16 Federal holiday. State Department and U.S. missions closed.
16 - 22 APEC Senior Officials' Meeting I and other related Meetings, Penang, Malaysia
17 - 18 OECD High Level Meeting on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), Paris
18 Global Environment Facility (GEF) Replenishment Negotiations, Paris
23 - 27 Fourth Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Disposal, Kuching
27 - 28 G-8 Sherpa Meeting, London
26 - 27 U.S.- South Africa Binational Conference, Pretoria (Gore-Mbeki Talks)
28 U.S.-Japan Auto Talks, Tokyo
February TBA APEC Program for Exchange of Trade Promotion Experts, Japan
March
1 - 3 United Nations Environmental Program High Level Environment Meeting, Nairobi
2 - 6 APEC Committee on Trade and Investment
Intellectual Property Rights Expert Group Meeting, Canberra, Australia
3 - 6 The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Standing Committee Meeting, London
4 - 6 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum Meeting on Confidence Building Measures, Sydney
5 - 6 Organization of American States (OAS) Conference of the Americas Meeting, Washington, DC
5 - 6 OECD Agriculture Committee Ministerial, Paris
6 - 7 G-8 Political Directors' Meeting
8 - 11 WEFTEC Asia '98
Water Environment Federation - Asian Technical Conference and Exposition on Water Quality and Wastewater Issues, Singapore
9 - 13 OECD Committee on Scientific and Technological Policy, Paris
9 - 13 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Committee on Scientific and Technological Policy, Paris
11 - 13 U.S.-Japan Common Agenda Plenary and Global Conference, Tokyo
12 - 26 International Labour Organization (ILO)
271st Session of the Governing Body and its committees, Geneva
16 - 18 Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Annual Meeting, Cartegena
16 - 20 Party of Four (U.S., Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China) Second Plenary Session scheduled to begin, Geneva
20 US-Caribbean Summit, Trinidad & Tabago
25 - 27 WIPO Extraordinary Session of the Assemblies of the Member StatesWIPO, Geneva (by invitation)
TBA State Department scheduled to issue annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
April
2 - 3 OECD Environment Committee Ministerial, Paris
5 - 6 East-West International Trade Conference, Memphis
10 - 14 U.S.-EU Meeting on Infectious Diseases, London
18 - 19 Summit of the Americas, Santiago
29 - May 1 Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting, Geneva
May
5 - 6 U.S.-Mexico Binational Commission, Washington, DC
15 - 17 Summit of the Eight
Birmingham, England
22 - 27 Pacific Basin Economic Council
1st International General Meeting
Santiago, Chile
25 Federal holiday. State Department and U.S. missions closed.
29 - 30 APEC Trade Ministers Meeting
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
June
2 - 18 International Labour Organization 6th Session of the International Labour Conference, Geneva
8 - 10 UN Special Session on Drugs, New York
12 - 13 APEC Trade Ministers Meeting, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
28 - 30 APEC Trade Ministerial, Auckland
July
3 Federal holiday. State Department and U.S. missions closed.
24 - 25 ASEAN Ministerial, Manila
August
24 - Sept. 4 2nd Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification, Dakar
September
1 - 9 APEC Senior Officials Meeting and other related meetings, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
7 Federal holiday. State Department and U.S. missions closed.
17 - 15 WIPO Assemblies of the Member States, Geneva
22 - 25 1998 Pacific Rim Forum
Shanghai, China
September TBA 11th Clean Air World Congress and Environmental Exposition, Durban, South Africa
October
9 - 10 3rd APEC Energy Ministers' Meeting, Okinawa, Japan
12 - 14 Second International Conference on the Detection of Abandoned Land Mines Edinburgh,UK
November
11 Federal holiday. State Department and U.S. missions closed.
26 Federal holiday. State Department and U.S. missions closed.
December
7 - 11 Paris Club Meeting, Paris
8 - 10 International Labour Organization
Fourteenth American Regional Meeting, Lima, Peru
25
Christmas Day. Federal holiday. State Department and U.S embassies closed.

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