IPA Commissions

International Relations Commission (IRC)

Chairperson: Einar Guðberg Jónsson

The Chairperson of the International Relation Commission (IRC) Mr. Einar Jonsson's main task is to promote the IPA through establishing and maintaining relations with international organisations.

The CIRC sets the annual strategy of IRC tasks, maintains and enhances the IPA’s recognition, while also looking to form new partnerships. He proposes a plan of action and goals for the term in order to develop the impact of the IPA's relations, together with the designated members of the IRC.

He takes part in events if appropriate and proposes PR activities in relation to IRC activities. The CIRC also compiles and disseminates the UN Quadrennial Report.

IRC Commission Members:

  • Damian Crummey, IPA Ireland - Partnership and Memorandum of Understanding
  • Michel de Mulder, IPA Belgium - IEB Representative at EU, Brussels
  • Andreas Niesser, IPA Austria - IEB Representative at UNODC, Vienna, Austria
  • Eugène Thommes, IPA Luxemburg - Partnership and Memorandum of Understanding
  • Karin Azadian IPA USA - IEB Representative at UN, New York, USA

31 March 2022: A new cooperation between the IPA and UNESCO to train police worldwide has now been initiated