Bureau of the COP

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 seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, are as follows:

President:

  • Ms. Johanna Lissinger Peitz (Sweden - Western European and other group)

Vice-Presidents:

  • Mr. Modibo Diallo (Mali - African group)
  • Mr. Vusumuzi Fortune Simelane (Swaziland - African group)
  • Mr. Vaitoti Tupa (Cook Islands - Asia and Pacific group)
  • Ms. Kyunghee Choi (Republic of Korea - Asia and Pacific group)
  • Ms. Elena Dumitru (Romania - Central and Eastern European group)
  • Ms. Gordana Petković (Replacing Ms. Tatjana Markov Milinkovic) (Serbia - Central and Eastern European group)
  • Mr. Luís Ignacio Vayas Valdivieso (Ecuador - Latin American and Caribbean group )
  • Ms. Keima Gardiner (Replacing Ms. Nalini Sooklal) (Trinidad and Tobago - Latin American and Caribbean group)
  • Mr. Andrew McNee (Australia - Western European and other group)
Bureau Members, May 2013-May 2015 (COP.7) 

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

Former members of the Bureau

Bureau Members, May 2011-May 2013 (COP.6)
Bureau Members, May 2009-May 2011 (COP.5)
Bureau Members, May 2007-May 2009 (COP.4)

Meetings of the Bureau