September 2019 infographic
Graphic shows news events in September 2019. An interactive version of this graphic is also produced each month.


World events scheduled for September

By Jordi Bou

September 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019 - The World Agenda gives a preview of world events scheduled for September, including the the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly and UN Climate Action summit in New York, and snap elections in Israel. India’s Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to land on the moon, and the Rugby World Cup begins in Japan.

Sep 23, UN: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will be a notable attendee at the Climate Action summit in New York. The teenager, who refuses to fly, crossed the Atlantic in a zero- carbon racing yacht to attend the conference

Sep 17, Israel: Centrist Benny Gantz (right) has another chance to win power as voters return to the polls after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form
a coalition government following April’s election

Sep 7, Space:The Chandrayaan-2 robotic lunar lander is due to make a soft landing some 600km from the lunar south pole, making India the fourth country to land a probe on the moon

Sep 17, UN: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (left) will urge General Assembly delegates to find a solution to the worst cash flow crunch in years. A single funding pool for all peacekeeping operations could help remedy a $2bn shortfall

Sep, U.S.: Motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson aims to combat shrinking sales with an all-electric bike, LiveWire, aimed at millennials rather than the dwindling baby boomer generation

Sep 20, Spain: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sailed from Seville 500 years ago to find a western sea route to the Spice Islands. The expedition resulted in the first circumnavigation
of the world

Sep 20-Nov 2, Japan: The ninth Rugby World Cup is the first to be staged in Asia. New Zealand’s all-powerful All Blacks will be aiming to win the tournament for the fourth time

Sep 22, U.S.: Game of Thrones looks set for a grand farewell at the Emmy awards, with 32 nominations.
But it could miss out on a fourth Outstanding Series award because the final series was widely criticized as hurried

PUBLISHED:23/08/2019; STORY: Newsahead, Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom, Harley-Davidson