At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury adopted the rules of procedure under which it would operate and elected a President of the Conference of the Parties, as well as nine Vice-Presidents that together would form the Bureau. Officers were elected to serve at the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties, during the intersessional period and at the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
At its second meeting, the Conference of the Parties elected David Kapindula (Zambia) as President of COP3 and nine Vice-Presidents. At the first meeting of the Bureau, Karel Bláha (Czechia) agreed to serve also as Rapporteur.
At its third meeting, the Conference of the Parties elected Rosa Vivien Ratnawati (Indonesia) as President of COP4 and nine Vice-Presidents.
Please find here the note on the mandate and functions of the Bureau to the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, prepared by the Secretariat for the second online meeting of the COP4 Bureau (4 June 2020).
|Africa||Roger Baro (Burkina Faso)
Oarabile Serumola (Botswana)
|Asia Pacific||Rosa Vivien Ratnawati (Indonesia)
W.T.B. Dissanayake (Sri Lanka)
|Central and Eastern Europe||Anahit Aleksandryan (Armenia)
Karmen Krajnc (Slovenia)
|Latin America and the Caribbean||Angela Rivera (Colombia)
Bethune Morgan (Jamaica)
|Western European and Others Group||Marie-Claire Lhenry (France)
Alison Dickson (Canada)
COP 3 Bureau
|Africa||David Kapindula (Zambia)
Serge Molly Allo’o Allo’o (Gabon)
|Asia Pacific||Mohsen Naziri Asl (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Mohammed Khashashneh (Jordan)
|Central and Eastern Europe||Karel Bláha (Czech Republic)
Svetlana Bolocan (Republic of Moldova)
|Latin America and the Caribbean||Ms. Michelle Astwood (Guyana)
María del Mar Solano Trejos (Costa Rica)
|Western European and Others Group||Alison Dickson (Canada)
Nina Cromnier (Sweden)