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Bureau

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.

Members

Events

Event Dates City Country
15th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
7 September 2020
End:
17 September 2020
Virtual
14th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
20 January 2020
End:
24 January 2020
Bonn Germany
13th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
22 July 2019
End:
26 July 2019
Bonn Germany
12th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
22 October 2018
End:
26 October 2018
Bonn Germany
11th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
25 June 2018
End:
29 June 2018
Bonn Germany
10th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
23 October 2017
End:
27 October 2017
Bonn Germany
9th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
18 June 2017
End:
23 June 2017
Bonn Germany
8th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
23 October 2016
End:
27 October 2016
Bonn Germany
6th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
7 October 2015
End:
11 October 2015
Bonn Germany
5th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
12 April 2015
End:
16 April 2015
Bonn Germany
4th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
6 July 2014
End:
10 July 2014
Bonn Germany
3rd meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
9 March 2014
End:
13 March 2014
Bonn Germany
2nd meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
26 August 2013
End:
30 August 2013
Cape Town South Africa

Past Bureau Members

Mr. Robert Watson

Mr. Robert Watson

Western European and other States (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Mr. Robert Watson

Mr. Robert Watson

Western European and other States (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)