In accordance with Rule 21 of the rules of procedure of the Basel Convention, as adopted by decision 1/1, and amended by decision BC-11/24, the Conference of the Parties shall elect at each ordinary meeting, a President, and nine Vice-Presidents, one of whom will serve as Rapporteur. In conducting these elections, the Conference of the Parties shall have due regard to the principle of equitable geographic representation. The offices of President and Rapporteur shall normally be subject to rotation among the five United Nations regional groups.
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, for which they will serve as the Bureau, including for any intervening extraordinary meeting. Exceptionally, one or more of these officers may be re-elected for one further consecutive term.