COP Bureau

COP Bureau

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.

The composition of the COP Bureau is as follows:

  • For Africa: David Kapindula (Zambia) and Serge Molly Allo’o Allo’o (Gabon);
  • For Asia and the Pacific: Mohammed Khashashneh (Jordan) and Adel Jahankhah (Iran);
  • For Central and Eastern Europe: Svetlana Bolocan (Moldova) and Karel Bláha (Czechia);
  • For Latin America and the Caribbean: Mariscia Charles (Guyana) and María del Mar Solano Trejos (Costa Rica);
  • For Western Europe and Others: Nina Cromnier (Sweden) and Alison Dickson (Canada).

For two days, from September 13th to 14th 2018, the COP Bureau held a face-to-face meeting, in Geneva, to discuss preparations for the upcoming second meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The report of the meeting will be published below as soon as it becomes available.


Bureau Teleconference, 27 April 2018:

  • Download the report of the meeting in pdf

Bureau Teleconference, December 2017:

  • Download the report of the meeting in pdf
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