Officers of the Advisory Commission

Officers of the Advisory Commission

The Advisory Commission is led by a Chair and a Vice-Chair, each representing a Host country and a Donor country. They are appointed annually at the June meeting of the Advisory Commission from among its members according to alphabetical rotation, and serve for one year beginning 1 July. The Chair alternates at each appointment between a Host and a Donor country.

Chair
Jordan: Eng. Rafiq Khirfan - Director-General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs - Department of Palestinian Affairs, Amman – Jordan

Vice-Chair
United Arab Emirates: H.E. Mr. Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi - Assistant Minister for International Development Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abu Dhabi - UAE

 

Bureau of the Sub-Committee of the Advisory Commission

The Bureau, in close consultation with the Advisory Commission Secretariat, enhances the effectiveness of the Advisory Commission, especially in preparation and facilitating of discussions leading to Advisory Commission meetings. The Bureau comprises the Chair of the Sub-Committee of the Advisory Commission, and two Vice-Chairs. These three officers, of which at least one must represent a Host country, are appointed by the Advisory Commission each year at its November session from among its members.

Bureau of the Sub-Committee

Chair
Ms. Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen, Ambassador, Head of Mission, Representative Office of Finland 

Vice-Chairs
Mr. Jason Tulk, Head of Cooperation, Representative Office of Canada

Jordan: Eng. Rafiq Khirfan, Director-General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs, Amman – Jordan