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ICCM Bureau

The Overarching Policy Strategy, in its paragraph 27, envisages the establishment of a bureau of the Conference in accordance with the rules of procedure. The bureau was fully established at the second session of the Conference and confirmed upon the adoption of the rules of procedure. According to the rule 14 of the Conference rules of procedure, the bureau shall be elected by and from among the representatives of the governmental participants present at each session. These elected governmental participants shall serve as the Bureau of each session of the Conference. These officers shall commence their term at the closure of each session of the Conference and shall serve until the closure of the next session of the Conference. The secretariat services the meetings of the Bureau.

The Bureau advises the President and the secretariat on the conduct of the business of the Conference and its subsidiary bodies. According to resolution II/6 on the establishment of an Open-ended Working Group, the Bureau of the Conference also serves as the Bureau of the Working Group.

The composition of the Bureau in office until the closure of the fifth session of the Conference is as follows:

President of the Conference:
- Mrs. Gertrud Sahler (Germany) 

- Mr. Mungath Madhavan Kutty (India) 
- Mr. Szymon Domagalski (Poland)
- Ms. Leticia Reis Carvalho (Brazil)
- Ms. Mr. David Kapindula (Zambia)

Contact details for Bureau members word 25

Consistent with the multi-sectoral character of SAICM and in accordance with rule 15 of the Conference's rules of procedure, four representatives of non-governmental participants and the chair of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals participate in Bureau meetings. The following were elected by and from non-governmental participants at the second session to represent each of the health, industry, trade union, and public interest groups:

- Mr Brain Kohler (International Trade Union Confederation)
- Ms. Susan Wilburn (Health Care Without Harm)
- Ms. Joe DiGangi (International POPs Elimination Network)
- Mr. Greg Skelton (International Council of Chemical Associations)

Mr. Bob Diderich (OECD), being the current chair of the IOMC, participates in Bureau meetings as the IOMC representative.

Contact details for IOMC and NGO participants in Bureau meetings word 25

As envisaged in resolution II/2 on regional activities and coordination, the regional focal points will assist the Bureau members of their respective regions, in particular by channeling necessary information and views from the region to them. The Bureau has invited regional focal point to participate in Bureau meetings.

Past meetings

1st meeting of the ICCM.4/5 Bureau, Dead Sea, 16 and 17 March 2016

3rd meeting of the ICCM.3/4 Bureau, Montreux, 30 April - 1 May 2015

2nd meeting of the ICCM.3/4 Bureau, Geneva, 17 and 18 June 2014

1st meeting of the ICCM.3/4 Bureau, Geneva, 9 and 10 July 2013

1st meeting of the ICCM.2/3 Bureau, New York, United States of America, 4 May 2010

2nd meeting of the ICCM.2/2 Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9 and 10 June 2011


1st teleconference of the ICCM2/3 Bureau, 22 June 2009

2nd teleconference of the ICCM2/3 Bureau, 10 November 2009