The work of the PCBs Elimination Network is overseen by an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee meets annually to review the activities undertaken by the PEN and establish the direction for future work of the PEN. The tasks of the Advisory Committee are:
- To review and endorse the workplan and activities for the PEN that are proposed by the Secretariat;
- To endorse the establishment of thematic groups and nominate entities to chair such groups;
- To approve the budget for the work of the PEN;
- To establish a strategy for the mobilisation of resources to support the workplan of the PEN;
- To review and endorse a report on the work and future plans of the PEN for the COP and the general membership;
- To prepare the criteria and the process for the selection of awardees and other incentives.
The Advisory Committee is composed of 16 representatives from the different categories of stakeholders in the PEN. Ten of the members of the Advisory Committee include two representatives of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention from each of the five UN regions respectively, which have been chosen by the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.