Bureau

The International Conference has a Bureau in accordance with its Rules of Procedure.
The Bureau advises the President and the secretariat on the conduct of the business of the International Conference and its subsidiary bodies.
Composition of the Bureau in office until the closure of the first session of the International Conference

President of the Bureau

Dr. Zaigham Abbas (Pakistan)

Dr. Zaigham Abbas
Deputy Director (Chemical)
Ministry of Climate Change and Environmental Coordination

President of the Bureau

Address
Islamabad, Pakistan
Vice presidents

Mr. Santos Virgilio (Angola)

Africa
Mr. Santos Virgilio
Focal point
Ministry of Environment

Angola

Address
Luanda, Angola

Ms. Vanesa Aliaga Araujo (Peru)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Ms. Vanesa Aliaga Araujo
Third Secretary
Permanent Mission of Peru to International Organizations in Geneva

Peru

Address
Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Magdalena Frydrych (Poland)

Central and Eastern Europe
Ms. Magdalena Frydrych
Head of Unit
Bureau for Chemical Substances

Poland

Address
Lodz, Poland

Mr. Audun Heggelund (Norway)

Western European and Others
Mr. Audun Heggelund
Senior Advisor
Norwegian Environment Agency

Norway

Address
Oslo, Norway

Consistent with the multi-sectoral character of the Global Framework on Chemicals – For a planet free of harm from chemicals and waste and in accordance with rule 15 of the rules of procedure, four representatives of non-governmental participants as well as the chair of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) participate in Bureau meetings. The following were elected by and from non-governmental participants at the fourth session to represent each of the health, industry, trade union, and public interest groups (the chair of the IOMC is elected by the IOMC Participating Organizations):

Ms. Susan Wilburn (Health)

Ms. Susan Wilburn (Health)
Senior Sustainability Advisor
Health Care Without Harm

United States of America

Address
Reston, United States of America

Ms. Chrysanthi Sofokleus (Industry)

Ms. Chrysanthi Sofokleus (Industry)
Chemical Legislation Manager
International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)

Belgium

Address
Brussels, Belgium

Ms. Sara Brosche (Public Interest Group)

Ms. Sara Brosche (Public Interest Group)
Science Advisor
International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN)

Sweden

Address
Molndal, Sweden

Mr. Rory O'Neill (Trade Union)

Mr. Rory O'Neill (Trade Union)
Labour standards and OHS adviser
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Address
Bradford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Johannes Heister (IOMC)

Mr. Johannes Heister (IOMC)
Senior Environmental Specialist / Chair of IOMC
World Bank

United States of America

Address
1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433, United States of America
Phone
+1-202-361-9798
Regional focal points

 

Mr. Francisco Napoleón García Ortíz (El Salvador)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Mr. Francisco Napoleón García Ortíz
Counselor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

El Salvador

Address
Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Itsuki Kuroda (Japan)

Asia and the Pacific
Ms. Itsuki Kuroda
Section chief
Ministry of the Environment

Japan

Address
Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Ivo de Zwaan (Netherlands)

Western European and Others
Mr. Ivo de Zwaan
Alternate Head of Delegation
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management

The Netherlands

Address
Den Haag, Netherlands (Kingdom of the)

Ms. Moleboheng Juliet Petlane (Lesotho)

Africa
Ms. Moleboheng Juliet Petlane
Environment Officer - Pollution Control
Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture
Address
7th Floor, Post officer Building, Kingsway Road Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho
Phone
(+266) 63432362

Ms. Suzana Andonova, DMD (North Macedonia)

Central and Eastern Europe
Ms. Suzana Andonova, DMD
National Project Coordinator
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning / POPs Unit

North Macedonia

Address
Presveta Bogorodica 3 1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Phone
(+389) 70 645 941
15 Jun 2024
GFC/IC.1/Bureau.4 - Fourth meeting of the Bureau of the Global Framework on Chemicals
GFC/IC.1/Bureau.4 - Fourth meeting of the Bureau of the Global Framework on Chemicals
26 Feb 2024
UN Compound in Nairobi with hybrid component
GFC/IC.1/Bureau.3 - Third meeting of the Bureau of the Global Framework on Chemicals
GFC/IC.1/Bureau.3 - Third meeting of the Bureau of the Global Framework on Chemicals
05 Dec 2023
GFC/IC.1/Bureau.2 - Second meeting of the Bureau of the Global Framework on Chemicals
GFC/IC.1/Bureau.2 - Second meeting of the Bureau of the Global Framework on Chemicals
25 Oct 2023
GFC/IC.1/Bureau.1 - First meeting of the Bureau of the Global Framework on Chemicals
GFC/IC.1/Bureau.1 - First meeting of the Bureau of the Global Framework on Chemicals