The Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) is composed of all accredited Permanent Representatives to UNEP and was formally established as a subsidiary organ of the Governing Council (now the United Nations Environment Assembly) in May 1985 by Governing Council Decision 13/2.
At the first universal session of the Governing Council held in February 2013, CPR became the subsidiary inter-session body of the UNEP’s governing body with the mandate to perform the following functions (GC Decision 27/2).
- Contribute to the preparation of the agenda of its governing body;
- Provide advice to its governing body on policy matters;
- Prepare decisions for adoption by its governing body and oversee their implementation; Convene thematic and/or programmatic debates;
- Promote effective ways and means to facilitate participation of the non-resident members of the Committee, particularly from developing countries;
- Perform any other functions delegated to it by its governing body.
CPR has a five-member bureau, elected for a period of two years taking into account the principles of rotation and equitable geographical representation. The current bureau concludes its term in June 2017:
H.E. Ms. Julia Pataki (Romania)
H.E. Ms. Marcela M. Nicodemos (Brazil)
Ambassador and Permanent Representative
Asia-Pacific (To be nominated)
H.E. Mr. John Moreti (Botswana)
High Commissioner and Permanent Representative
Ms. Corinna Enders (Germany)
Deputy Permanent Representative