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Bureau of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee

The Committee, in accordance with the rules of procedure adopted at its first session, elected the following Bureau: 

  • For Africa: Oumar Diaoure Cissé (Mali) and Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria);
  • For Asia and the Pacific: Yingxian Xia (China) and Mohammed Kashashneh (Jordan);
  • For Central and Eastern Europe: Katerina Sebkova (Czech Republic) and Vladimir Lenev (Russian Federation);
  • For Latin America and the Caribbean: Gillian Guthrie (Jamaica) and Fernando Lugris (Uruguay);
  • For Western Europe and Others: Nina Cromnier (Sweden) and John Thompson (United States of America).

Fernando Lugris was elected Chair of the committee and Nina Cromnier agreed to serve also as Rapporteur.

 

At the preparatory meeting for the Conference  of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury held from 7 to 8 October  2013 In Kumamoto, Japan, Sezaneh Seymour (United States of America) was elected to serve as Vice-Chair in replacement of John Thompson (United States of America) and David Kapindula (Zambia) in replacement of Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria).

 

 

Bureau meeting 26 June 2012 - INC Bureau members and UNEP secreteriat with the artist Nicolas Garcia Uriburu

Bureau meeting 17-18 December 2012, Beijing:
  • Download a revised version of the report of the Bureau meeting in pdf

Bureau teleconference 10 October 2012:

  • Download the report of the Bureau meeting in pdf

Informal consultations – 10-11 September - and Bureau meeting – 11-12 September 2012, Prague:

A meeting of the INC Bureau was held in Prague on 11-12 September 2012 and was preceded by informal “Indaba” consultations with INC4 contact group co-chairs and regional group coordinators to review the outcomes of the fourth session and prepare for the fifth and final session of the negotiations.

  • Download the report of the Bureau meeting in pdf

Bureau meeting 26 June 2012, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Bureau meeting 7 to 8 June 2012, Washington DC:

  • Download the report of the Bureau meeting in pdf.

Bureau teleconference 23 March 2012:

  • Download the report of the Bureau meeting in pdf.

Informal consultations - 31 January to 1 February - and Bureau meeting - 2 February 2012, Geneva:

  • Download the report of the Bureau meeting in pdf.

The Bureau meeting was preceded by informal consultations with the Bureau on 31 January and 1 February 2012, with other delegates who performed coordination and facilitation roles at the third session of the INC in Nairobi, including contact group co-chairs and regional group coordinators. The overall objective of the informal consultations was to initiate the preparations for INC4, based on a review and assessment of the outcomes of INC3 and a discussion on the interesessional work to be conducted. The informal consultations were not in any way intended as a continuation of the negotiations at INC3. To support the discussions, the secretariat had developed four background notes as follows :

Bureau meeting 10 to 11 October 2011, Gimo, Sweden:

  • Download the report of the Bureau meeting in pdf.

Bureau teleconference 11 August 2011:

  • Summary of the discussions is available here.

Informal consultations - 28-29 March - and Bureau meeting 30 March 2011:

  • Download the report of the Bureau meeting in pdf or word.

To support the discussions, the secretariat had developed four background notes as follows :

The Bureau meeting was preceded by an informal consultation with the Bureau on 28 and 29 March, with other delegates who performed coordination and facilitation roles at the second session of the INC in Chiba, including contact group co-chairs, issue facilitators and regional group coordinators. The informal consultation assisted the Bureau by providing perspectives from the broader group of office holders at the second session with regard to the views expressed by delegations during the discussions, both in plenary, contact groups and informal meetings with the facilitators and the expectations held regarding the options and approaches that should be included in the new draft text to be developed by the secretariat for the next session.

The informal consultation was not in any way a continuation of the negotiations, and no drafting of text for the next session took place. The informal consultation assisted the Bureau in formulating its advice and guidance to the secretariat regarding the inter-sessional work to be undertaken before the next session.

 
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