Bureau

The Bureau of the Open-ended Working Group is composed of 6 Officers: two co-chairs, one with technical and one with legal/implementation expertise, two vice-chairs, one with technical and one with legal/implementation expertise and one rapporteur, having due regard to the principle of geographical representation.

Bureau 2012 - 2013

These Officers are appointed at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. The current Officers, appointed for the biennium 2012 -2013, by the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, are as follows:

Co-Chairs:

  • Ms. Jimena Nieto Carrasco  (Colombia) (Technical) 
  • Mr. Luay s. Al-Mukhtar (Iraq) (Legal)

Vice-Chairs:

  • Mr. James Mulolo(Zambia) (Technical) 
  • Mr. Vladimir Lenev (Russian Federation) (Legal) 

Rapporteur:

  • Mr. Tuomas Aarnio (Finland) 

Bureau 2014 - 2015

These Officers are appointed at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. The current Officers, appointed for the biennium 2014 -2015, by the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, are as follows:

Co-Chairs:

  • Mr. Prakash Kowlesser  (Mauritius) (Technical) 
  • Ms. Magda Gosk (Poland) (Legal) 

Vice-Chairs:

  • Ms. Jacinthe Seguin (Canada) (Technical) 
  • Mr. Alberto Capra (Argentina) (Legal) 

Rapporteur:

  • Mr. Nassereddin Heidari (Islamic Republic of Iran)