Executive Committee

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.

The primary objectives of the Working Group are to explore appropriate practical measures to be taken by the global parliamentary community in order to advance a political settlement in Syria, work towards alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Syria and support effective global efforts to combat international terrorism in the region.
Our Sub-Committee on Finance acts as an advisory body to our Executive Committee.
The Gender Partnership Group was set up to establish genuine collaboration between men and women MPs as they work together for democracy. 
Composition

Ms. G. Cuevas Barron

Ex-officio President

Mexico
End of mandate: October 2020

Mr. K. Kosachev

Vice-President of the Executive Committee and IPU Vice-President

Russian Federation
End of mandate: October 2019

Mr. A. Abdel Aal

IPU Vice-President

Egypt
End of mandate: April 2021

Mr. K. Jalali

IPU Vice-President

Iran
End of mandate: October 2019

Ms. Y. Ferrer Gómez

IPU Vice-President

Cuba
End of mandate: October 2020

Ms. M. Kiener-Nellen

Member

Switzerland
End of mandate: October 2021

Ms. F. Benbadis

Member

Algeria
End of mandate: October 2018

Mr. R. del Picchia

Member

France
End of mandate: October 2018

Ms. H. Haukeland Liadal ​

Member

Norway
End of mandate: October 2019

Ms. A. Habibou

Member

Niger
End of mandate: March 2019

Mr. A. Lins

Member

Brazil
End of mandate: October 2019

Mr. D. McGuinty

Member

Canada
End of mandate: October 2021

Mr. Nguyen Van Giau

Member

Vietnam
End of mandate: October 2019

Ms. M.I. Oliveira Valente

Member

Angola
End of mandate: October 2019

Mr. S. Suzuki

Member

Japan
End of mandate: October 2018

Mr. K. M. Lusaka

Member

Kenya
End of mandate: October 2019

Ms. M. Mensah-Williams

Ex Officio Member (Bureau of Women MPs)

Namibia
End of mandate: March 2018

Ms. M. Osuru

Ex Officio Member (Bureau of Young MPs)

Uganda
End of mandate: March 2019