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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee oversees our administration and makes recommendations to our Governing Council on various matters, including applications by national parliaments or regional parliamentary assemblies wishing to join us. It also assesses candidates for the post of Secretary General, and submits a recommendation to the Governing Council. The Committee sets the date and venue of our Governing Council sessions and a provisional agenda. It also proposes the IPU’s annual work programme and budget. It meets at least twice a year before our Assemblies, and can also hold extraordinary sessions if needed. The Executive Committee makes sure that decisions taken by our Assembly and Governing Council are put into practice.

It is made up of our President, 15 elected members from our different geopolitical groups, the President of the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians and the President of the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians. No fewer than 12 members of the Executive Committee are elected from among members of the Governing Council. Each sex is represented by no less than one-third of the elected members.

The Gender Partnership Group, the Sub-Committee on Finance, and the Working Group on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness are also part of the Committee’s work. The Gender Partnership Group aims to ensure that the interests and visions of men and women are taken into account equally in all IPU’s activities and decisions while the Sub-Finance Committee reviews and makes recommendations on financial matters to the Executive Committee. The Working Group on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness is mandated with implementing measures to make the IPU more transparent.

For more information, see the rules of the Executive Committee and the amendments agreed to at the 136th Assembly in Dhaka.

Composition

Mr. D. Pacheco

Portugal
Ex-Officio President
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. A.D. Mergane Kanouté

Senegal
Vice-President of the Executive Committee
End of mandate: Mar 2023

Mr. A. R. Al Nuaimi

United Arab Emirates
IPU Vice-President, Arab Group
End of mandate: Mar 2025

Ms. P. Krairiksh

Thailand
IPU Vice-President, Asia-Pacific Group
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Mr. A. Saidov

Uzbekistan
IPU Vice-President, Eurasia Group
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. B. Argimón

Uruguay
IPU Vice-President, Latin America/Caribbean Group
End of mandate: Oct 2024

Mr. J. Echániz

Spain
IPU Vice-President, Twelve Plus Group
End of mandate: Oct 2025

Mr. A. Kharchi

Algeria
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2025

Mr. I. Flores García

Chile
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Mr. F. Marchand

France
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2026

Ms. O. Kefalogianni

Greece
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2025

Ms. A. Sarangi

India
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2026

Mr. R. Rabbani

Pakistan
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. E. Anyakun

Uganda
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Mr. J. F. N. Mudenda

Zimbabwe
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. L. Vasylenko

Ukraine
Ex Officio Member (Bureau of Women MPs)
End of mandate: Mar 2023

Ms. S. Albazar

Egypt
Ex Officio Member (Bureau of Young MPs)
End of mandate: Mar 2023

Vacancy

In this section
Ms. Kanouté © IPU
The Gender Partnership Group is made up of two men and two women members of our Executive Committee. The Group’s task is to guarantee that the interests and visions of male and female MPs are taken into account equally in all the IPU's activities and decisions.
Our Sub-Committee on Finance acts as an advisory body to our Executive Committee. It reviews and makes recommendations on financial matters or any other issue referred to it by the Executive Committee.
The Working Group on Transparency, Accountability and Openness oversees the implementation of the recommendations of the Transparency Report presented by an independent consultant in April 2020. Its role is to help the IPU to strengthen and follow up on its commitment to transparency, accountability and openness.