Special Representative on South Caucasus

Pere Joan Pons headshotPERE JOAN PONS (SPAIN)

Vice-President Pere Joan Pons was appointed Special Representative on South Caucasus in July 2022.

 With a background in law and journalism, Pons was elected to the Congress of Deputies in 2016 as a member of the Socialist Party. In parliament, he serves on the Foreign Affairs, EU, Development and Economy Committees.

Prior to being elected to parliament, Pons worked at the Paris-based think tank Droit International 90, European broadcaster EuroNews, and Médecins Sans Frontières. In 2007 he started to work for the Balearic Islands’ Regional Government, and from 2011 to 2015 he served as Gabriel Alomar’s Political Foundation Director.

He also worked as a Senior Political Advisor for the Socialist Party in the Parliament of the Balearic Islands. He has taught several courses on International Cooperation and Humanitarian assistance at the University of the Balearic Islands and since 2012, he has been a Member of the Executive Board of the Socialist Party in the Balearic Islands. In 2015, he was appointed as Chief of Staff of the President of Balearic Regional Government.

Pere Joan Pons (Spain) previously served as Chair of the OSCE PA General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment. 

MANDATE

  • Follow the overall political situation in the region and seek to promote dialogue in all segments of society, in particular at the parliamentary level, in order to encourage reconciliation and rehabilitation with regard to the protracted conflicts in the region,
  • Consider ways in which confidence-building measures could be introduced in order to create more favourable conditions, conducive to the identification and implementation of political solutions based on the principles and values of OSCE commitments and international law.
  • Work closely with the OSCE Chairmanship and executive structures, the Minsk Group, its Co-chairmanship, as well as the Chairman-in-Office’s Personal Representative on the Conflict Dealt With by the Minsk Group, and follow the developments in the Geneva International Discussions.
  • Maintain close contact with and serve as a focal point for the Assembly’s work in the region, provide advice and report back to the President and the Assembly regularly.

 

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