Members

African States

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Mr. Fundisile Goodman Mketeni

Bureau member from African States

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Mr. Alfred Oteng Yeboah

Vice-Chair from African States

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Mr. Larbi Sbaï

Alternate

CV

Asia-Pacific States

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Mr. Asghar Mohammadi Fazel

Vice-Chair from Asian-Pacific States

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Mr. Youngbae Suh

Bureau member from Asian-Pacific States

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Mr. Zhiyun Ouyang

Alternate

CV
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Ms. Ratna Kusuma Sari

Alternate

CV

Eastern European States

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Mr. Rashad Zabid Oglu Allahverdiyev

Bureau member from Eastern European States

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Prof. Senka Barudanovic

Vice-Chair from Eastern European States

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Mr. Adem Bilgin

Alternate

CV

Latin American and Caribbean States

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Ms. Ana María Hernandez Salgar

Bureau member from Latin American and Caribbean States

CV
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Mr. Spencer Thomas

Vice-Chair from Latin American and Caribbean States

Ms. Lourdes Coya De La Fuente

Alternate

CV

Western European and other States

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Mr. Ivar Andreas Baste

Bureau member from Western European and other States

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Mr. Robert Watson

Chair of IPBES

Vice-Chair from Western European and other States

Mandate and Procedures

The Mandate of the Bureau is set out in the functions, operating principles and institutional arrangements of IPBES as contained in the appendix to the resolution establishing IPBES (appendix I to annex I to document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9), it includes:

  1. Addressing requests related to IPBES’ programme of work and products that require attention by IPBES between sessions of the Plenary;
  2. Overseeing communication and outreach activities;
  3. Reviewing progress in the implementation of decisions of the Plenary, if so directed by the Plenary;
  4. Monitoring the secretariat’s performance;
  5. Organizing and helping to conduct the sessions of the Plenary;
  6. Reviewing the observance of IPBES’ rules and procedures;
  7. Reviewing the management of resources and observance of financial rules and reporting thereon to the Plenary;
  8. Advising the Plenary on coordination between IPBES and other relevant institutions;
  9. Identifying donors and developing partnership arrangements for the implementation of IPBES’ activities.

The Plenary also assigned to the Bureau various roles in the process of preparing IPBES deliverables, as set out in the Procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables (annex I to decision IPBES-3/3 and decision IPBES-4/3).

The rules for the operation and election of members of the Bureau are contained in section VII of the Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of IPBES.

Meetings

Event Dates City Country
12th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Monday, 22 October, 2018 to Friday, 26 October, 2018 Bonn Germany
11th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Monday, 25 June, 2018 to Friday, 29 June, 2018 Bonn Germany
10th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Monday, 23 October, 2017 to Friday, 27 October, 2017 Bonn Germany
9th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 18 June, 2017 to Friday, 23 June, 2017 Bonn Germany
8th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 23 October, 2016 to Thursday, 27 October, 2016 Bonn Germany
7th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 5 June, 2016 to Thursday, 9 June, 2016 Bonn Germany
6th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Wednesday, 7 October, 2015 to Sunday, 11 October, 2015 Bonn Germany
5th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 12 April, 2015 to Thursday, 16 April, 2015 Bonn Germany
4th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 6 July, 2014 to Thursday, 10 July, 2014 Bonn Germany
3rd meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 9 March, 2014 to Thursday, 13 March, 2014 Bonn Germany
2nd meetings of the Bureau and MEP Monday, 26 August, 2013 to Friday, 30 August, 2013 Cape Town South Africa
1st meetings of the Bureau and MEP Friday, 31 May, 2013 to Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 Bergen Norway