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In accordance with the rule 20 of the rules of procedure of the Meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.WAT/19/Add.1, annex II), the Bureau is composed of not fewer than eight persons including the Chairperson and the two Vice-Chairpersons of the Meeting of the Parties, the Chairpersons of the Working Groups and, if applicable, other officers elected by the Meeting of the Parties.
At its eighth session (Astana, 10-12 October 2018), the Meeting of the Parties elected its Bureau as follows:
Name Title
Mr. Harry Liiv (Estonia) Chair
Mr. Ales Bizjak (Slovenia) Vice-Chair
Mr. Akzan Shiranov (Kazakhstan) Vice-Chair
Ms. Heide Jekel (Germany) Co-Chair of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management
Mr. Niokhour Ndour (Senegal) Co-Chair of the Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment
Ms. Bernadette Araba Adjei (Ghana) Member
Ms. Leyla Aliyeva (Azerbaijan) Member
Ms. Eugenie Avram (France) Member
Mr. Peter Kovacs (Hungary) Member
Ms. Sibylle Vermont (Switzerland) Member
Ms. Ekaterina Veselova (Russian Federation) Member

Contacts of the members of the Bureau

The main responsibilities of the Bureau include:
(a) making arrangements to further develop the workplan, adapting it to changing circumstances and avoiding, to the extent possible, duplication of efforts with water-related activities of other United Nations bodies and other international organizations;
(b) taking initiatives to strengthen implementation of the Convention; and
(c) carrying out other tasks entrusted to it by the Meeting of the Parties.
Last update date: March 21, 2024