At the beginning of each regular session, the Council elects, from among the representatives, a Chairperson and the following officers: a First Vice-Chairperson, a Second Vice-Chairperson and a Rapporteur. The officers are elected for a one-year term and hold office until their successors are elected. They are eligible for re-election.
H.E. Mr John Quinn
Chairperson of the Council Bureau
The current Chairperson of the Council Bureau is H.E. Mr. John Quinn, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Australia.
Mr. Quinn has served as Australia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador for Disarmament since September 2014. In this role, he is responsible for a broad range of multilateral issues including: human rights; arms control and disarmament; refugees, migration and humanitarian affairs; and Australia’s engagement with UN specialized agencies in fields such as health, telecommunications and labour. Read more
- First Vice-Chairperson: H.E Ms. Marta Maurás Perez, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
- Second Vice-Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Negash Kebret Botora, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
- Rapporteur: H.E. Mr. Carsten Staur, Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva