Governing Bodies

The Convention is governed by two bodies: the Conference of Parties and the Intergovernmental Committee :

Intergovernmental Committee

The Intergovernmental Committee works under the authority of the Conference of Parties to promote and implement the Convention. Twenty-four Parties from all regions of the world, elected for a four-year term by the Conference of Parties, meet on an annual basis to ensure that the implementation of the Convention remains relevant in a constantly evolving world. On the request of the Conference of Parties, the Intergovernmental Committee can also develop and revise operational guidelines.

The Committee may invite at any time public or private organizations or individuals to participate in its meetings for consultation on specific issues in accordance with its Rules of Procedure.

Conference of Parties

The Conference of Parties is the plenary decision-making body and meets every two years. The Conference of Parties includes all signatory Parties and makes key management, operational and strategic decisions.

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Committee Members

Electoral Group: I
Country Term of Office
Finland
2017 to 2021
Austria
2019 to 2023
Canada
2017 to 2021
Denmark
2019 to 2023
Electoral Group: II
Country Term of Office
Latvia
2017 to 2021
Armenia
2019 to 2023
Croatia
2017 to 2021
Azerbaijan
2019 to 2023
Electoral Group: III
Country Term of Office
Argentina
2017 to 2021
Brazil
2019 to 2023
Colombia
2017 to 2021
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2019 to 2023
Ecuador
2019 to 2023
Electoral Group: IV
Country Term of Office
Republic of Korea
2017 to 2021
Mongolia
2019 to 2023
China
2017 to 2021
Electoral Group: Va
Country Term of Office
Kenya
2017 to 2021
Ethiopia
2019 to 2023
Burkina Faso
2019 to 2023
Mali
2017 to 2021
Senegal
2019 to 2023
Electoral Group: Vb
Country Term of Office
Egypt
2017 to 2021
Qatar
2019 to 2023
Iraq
2017 to 2021