Bureau of the OEWG

The Conference of the Parties elects the Bureau of the Open-ended Working Group in accordance with Rule 26 of the rules of procedure of the Basel Convention.

The Bureau of the Open-ended Working Group is composed of 5 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.(decision BC-VI/36)

Members of the Bureau

Current members of the Bureau

These Officers are appointed at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. The current Officers, appointed for the biennium 2014 -2015, by the eleventh 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)

Former members of the Bureau

Bureau Members, 2012 - 2013 (OEWG.9)
Bureau Members, 2009 - 2011 (OEWG.8)
Bureau Members, 2007 - 2008 (OEWG.7)

Meetings of the Bureau

Coordination and cooperation among subsidiary bodies