Bureau of the Conference of the Parties

In accordance with Rule 22 of the rules of procedure of the Stockholm Convention, as adopted in decision SC-1/1, and amended by decision SC-5/1, the Conference of the Parties shall elect at each ordinary meeting a President and nine Vice-Presidents, one of whom shall act as Rapporteur. These officers shall serve as the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties.

The members of the Bureau shall commence their terms of office at the closure of the meeting at which they are elected and remain in office until the closure of the following ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties, including for any intervening extraordinary meeting.

Each of the five United Nations regional groups shall be represented by two Bureau members. The offices of the President and Rapporteur shall normally be subject to rotation among the United Nations regional groups. No elected officer may serve on the Bureau for more than two consecutive terms.

Members of the Bureau

Current members of the Bureau

The members of the Bureau, to serve until the closure of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, are as follows:

President:

  • Ms. Silvija Nora Kalnins (Latvia - Central and Eastern European group)

Vice-Presidents:

  • Mr. Sheikh Ahmed Tunis (Sierra Leone - African group)
  • Mr. Seyed Mahdi Parsaei (Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Asia and the Pacific group) (Rapporteur)
  • Ms. Noluzuko Gwayi (South Africa - African group)
  • Mr. Yousif Muayad Yousif (Iraq - Asia and the Pacific group)
  • Mr. Alexander Romanov (Russian Federation - Central and Eastern European group)
  • Ms. Natalia Pacheco Rodriguez (Bolivia - Latin American and Caribbean group)
  • Ms. Nohelia Carolina Vargas Idiáquez (Nicaragua - Latin American and Caribbean group)
  • Ms. Maria Delvin (Sweden - Western European and Others group)
  • Mr. Felix Wertli (Switzerland - Western European and Others group)
Bureau Members, May 2019 - May 2021 (COP.10)

The Chair of the POPRC is a member ex-officio of the Bureau.

Former members of the Bureau

Bureau Members, May 2017 - May 2019 (COP.9)
Bureau Members, May 2015 - May 2017 (COP.8)
Bureau Members, May 2013 - May 2015 (COP.7)

Meetings of the Bureau