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Officers and Steering Group Members

The NGO Working Group on the Security Council holds elections every three years (every two years until 2010). An elections committee is named and typically all members vote.  The elections choose the Chair and Vice-Chair and five other members of the Steering Group.  No one can stand for office more than two terms.  In the case of tie votes, persons serve in office jointly.
 
September 2021 - present
Chair: Mr. Renzo Pomi, Amnesty International
Vice Chair: Bani Dugal, Baha'i International Community
Appointed Secretary: Savita Pawnday, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
Elena Bertozzi, Humanity & Inclusion: Handicap International
Bethany Ellis, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict
Lindsey Hutchison, Plan International
Bruce Knotts, NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security
Brittany Roser, PAX
 
2018 - September 2021
Chair: Mr. Renzo Pomi, Amnesty International
Vice Chair: Bani Dugal, Baha'i International Community
Appointed Secretary: Savita Pawnday, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (Ms. Pawnday replaced Ms. Jelena Pia-Comella, Coalition for the International Criminal Court, in December 2019)
Vanessa Jackson, CARE International
Stephanie Johanssen, Women's Refugee Commission
Andrew Tomlinson, Quaker UN Office
Louise Allen, NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (In August 2018, Louise Allen left her position in the Steering Committee)
Stephanie David, International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) (In November 2019, Stephanie David left her position in the Steering Committee)
 
2014-2017
Chair: Joseph C. Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis
Vice Chair: Renzo Pomi, Amnesty International
Secretary: Jelena Pia-Comella, Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Bani Dugal, Baha'i International Community
Doug Hostetter, Mennonite Central Committee
Vanessa Jackson, Crisis Action
Ryan Smith, Presbyterian Church USA
Andrew Tomlinson, Quaker UN Office
 
2013-2014
Co-Chair: Joanna Weschler, Security Council Report
Co-Chair: Gerald Martone, International Rescue Committee
Secretary: Jelena Pia-Comella, Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Michelle Brown, Refugees International
Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis
Doug Hostetter, Mennonite Central Committee
 
2010-2012
Chair: Joanna Weschler, Security Council Report
Vice-Chair: Gerald Martone, International Rescue Committee
Secretary: James Paul, Global Policy Forum, Secretary {ex officio}, (replaced by David Weaver, Global Policy Forum) Gorel Bogarde, Save the Children (replaced by Paul Mikov, World Vision International)
Michelle Brown, Refugees International
Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis
Kirsten Hagon, Oxfam International (replaced by Jelena Pia-Comella, Coalition for the International Criminal Court)
Doug Hostetter, Mennonite Central Committee
 
2008-2010
Co-Chair: Kate Hunt, Care International
Co-Chair: Joanna Weschler, Security Council Report
Vice-Chair: James Paul, Global Policy Forum
Gorel Bogarde, Save the Children
Michelle Brown, Refugees International
Doug Hostetter, Mennonite Central Committee
Cathy Fitzpatrick, Physicians for Human Rights
Tanya Karanasios, Coalition for an International Criminal Court
 
2006-2008
Co-Chair: Kate Hunt, CARE International
Co-Chair: James Paul, Global Policy Forum
Michelle Brown, Refugees International
John Burroughs, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy
Cathy Fitzpatrick, Physicians for Human Rights
Dennis Frado, Lutheran Office for World Community
Tanya Karanasios, Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Yvonne Terlingen, Amnesty International
Joanna Weschler, Security Council Report
 
2004-2006
Chair: James Paul, Global Policy Forum
Vice-Chair: Kate Hunt, CARE International
Cathy Fitzpatrick, Physicians for Human Rights
Tanya Karanasios, Coalition for an International Criminal Court
Jack Patterson, Quaker UN Office
Yvonne Terlingen, Amnesty International
Matt Scott, World Vision International (replaced by Dennis Frado, Lutheran Office for World Community
 
2002-2004
Chair: Jack Patterson, Quaker UN Office
Vice-Chair: Catherine Dumait-Harper, Médecins sans Frontières
Secretary: James Paul, Global Policy Forum, Secretary (ex officio)
Nicola Reindorp, Oxfam International
John Rempel, Mennonite Central Committee
Yvonne Terlingen, Amnesty International (replaced by Matt Scott, World Vision International)
Sandi Tully, CARE International
Joanna Weschler, Human Rights Watch
 
2000-2002
Chair: James Paul, Global Policy Forum,
Vice-Chair: Catherine Dumait-Harper, Médecins sans Frontières
Peter Davies, Oxfam International
Dennis Frado, Lutheran Office for World Community
Felicity Hill, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (replaced by John Rempel, Mennonite UN Office)
Jack Patterson, Quaker UN Office
Sandi Tulley, CARE International
Joanna Weschler, Human Rights Watch
 
1998-2000
Chair: James Paul, Global Policy Forum
Vice-Chair: Catherine Dumait-Harper, Médecins sans Frontières
Peter Davies, Oxfam International
Stefanie Grant, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
Iain Levine, Amnesty International
David Jackman (replaced by Jack Patterson, Quaker UN Office)
Lucy Webster, Economists Allied for Arms Reduction
Joanna Weschler, Human Rights Watch
 
1995-1998
James Paul, Global Policy Forum, Convener
Andrew Clapham, Amnesty International
William Pace, World Federalist Movement
Alyn Ware, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
Joanna Bernstein, Earth Action
 

Election Overseers/Committees

1998: Florence Martin, Amnesty International
2000: Sandi Tully, CARE International
2002: Sandi Tully, CARE International
2004: Catherine Dumait-Harper, Médecins sans Frontières
2006: Gorel Bogarde, Save the Children, and Nicole Deller, World Federalist Movement
2008: Steve Crawshaw, Human Rights Watch, Gerry Martone, International Rescue Committee, and Claire Tixiere, FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights)
2010: Cathy Fitzpatrick, Physicians for Human Rights, and Tanya Karanasios, Coalition for the International Criminal Court
2014: Michelle Brown, Refugees International, and Joanna Weschler, Security Council Report
2017: Michelle Brown, Action Against Hunger, Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis, Doug Hostetter, Mennonite Central Committee, and Jelena Pia-Comella, Coalition for the International Criminal Court
2021: Michelle Brown, Action Against Hunger, and Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis