World events scheduled for September -- print version
September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021 - Each month Graphic News publishes a World Agenda of forthcoming events that will shape the world in the month ahead. Events in September include the federal elections in Germany, a snap general election in Canada, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe by the late artist Christo.
September, China: Tests begin of a commercial nuclear reactor that does not need water for cooling. The molten salt reactor could complement wind and solar plants in China’s deserts and plains, reducing reliance on coal-fired power stations.
Sep 6, U.S.: Netflix premieres a five-episode docuseries on Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian orbital space mission. The show will include the live launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sep 15.
Sep 11, U.S.: Al Qaeda militants turned jets into weapons of mass destruction 20 years ago on a day since known simply as 9/11. Quiet commemorations will mark the anniversary.
Sep 15, Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica celebrate the 200th anniversary of independence from Spain.
Sep 18, France: The Arc de Triomphe in Paris will be wrapped in lustrous blue fabric in a posthumous installation by the late Christo – the realisation of a 60-year-old dream for the artist and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude.
Sep 20, U.S.: Covid-19 vaccine booster shots will be made widely available amid rising Delta variant infections. Data indicates vaccine protection diminishes over time.
Sep 20, Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a snap general election as polls indicate his minority Liberal government looks within reach of forming a majority.
Sep 26, Germany: Whichever party wins the federal election, the vote marks the end of an era as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down after 16 years in power.