What is the IPU? |
In accordance with the Union's Statutes, this 17-member body oversees the administration of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and provides advice to the Governing Council.
The 15 members of the Executive Committee are elected by the Council for a four-year term. The President of the IPU is an ex officio member and President of the Committee. The President of the Co-ordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians is an ex officio member of the Executive Committee for a two-year term which can be renewed once. Not less than 12 members of the Executive Committee are elected from among members of the Governing Council and at least three members must be women.
The Executive Committee advises the Council on matters relating to affiliation and reaffiliation to the Union, fixes the date and place of Council sessions and establishes their provisional agenda. It also proposes to the Council the annual work programme and budget of the Union. The Executive Committee controls the administration of the Secretariat as well as its activities in the execution of the decisions taken by the Assembly and the Council. The Executive Committee works in accordance with its Rules.
CURRENT COMPOSITION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
* The member of the Executive Committee from this country has ceased to be a parliamentarian. In accordance with Article 25-6 of the Statutes, an election shall be held at the next session of the Governing Council. If the newly elected member is from a different parliament than the outgoing member, he/she will serve a full term. Otherwise, the new member shall complete the term of office of his/her predecessor.
SUB-COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
The Sub-committee on Finance was first established by the Executive Committee in October 2011. The Sub-committee acts as an advisory body to the Executive Committee and exercises an independent appraisal function. In accordance with its terms of reference, the Sub-committee is composed of six members of both sexes, one from each geopolitical group, selected from among Executive Committee members, bearing in mind the need to strive for geographical representation and gender balance.