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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.

Our Gender Partnership Group and Sub-Committee on Finance, composed of members drawn from the Executive Committee, are also part of this 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.

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

Composition

Ms. G. Cuevas Barron

Mexico
Ex-officio President
End of mandate: Oct 2020

Mr. G. Chen

China
Vice-President of the Executive Committee
End of mandate: Oct 2022

Mr. J. Mudenda

Zimbabwe
IPU Vice-President, African Group
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Mr. A. Abdel Aal

Egypt
IPU Vice-President, Arab Group
End of mandate: Apr 2021

Mr. A. Saidov

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

Mr. D. McGuinty

Canada
IPU Vice-President, Twelve Plus Group
End of mandate: Oct 2021

Mr. G. Gali Ngothé

Chad
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2022

Mr. J.P. Letelier

Chile
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. Y. Ferrer Gómez

Cuba
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2020

Mr. R. Rabbani

Pakistan
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. A.D. Mergane Kanouté

Senegal
Member
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Mr. M. Grujic

Serbia
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2022

Ms. C. Widegren

Sweden
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. M. Kiener-Nellen

Switzerland
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2021

Ms. P. Krairiksh

Thailand
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. E. Anyakun

Uganda
Member
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Ms. S. Kihika

Kenya
Ex Officio Member (Bureau of Women MPs)
End of mandate: Apr 2020

Mr. M. Bouva

Suriname
Ex Officio Member (Bureau of Young MPs)
End of mandate: Apr 2021
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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.