United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Online Stakeholders Thematic Debate

Thu 03 Jun 2021, 8.30 am




The High-level Dialogue on Energy, to be held in September 2021, represents the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly since 1981. It provides a historic opportunity to drive energy transformation in the first years of the SDG Decade of Action and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement. 

The engagement of stakeholders from a broad range of sectors, including non-governmental organizations, civil society, academic institutions, the scientific community, local and regional governments, the private sector and philanthropic organizations will be critical for the successful outcomes of the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy. 

In this regard, UN DESA in collaboration with the Dialogue Co-Chairs will organize a series of online briefings in the lead up to the event in order to share information with stakeholders about the Dialogue and its preparatory process, including opportunities for stakeholder participation and contribution. 

The first online briefing was held on 17 December 2020

Online Stakeholders Thematic Debate 

The online technical dialogue was held on 3 June 2021, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT (New York Time)

The online thematic debate was scheduled to promote an exchange of views and contributions from stakeholders on the five overarching themes of the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Energy. Each of the five segments representing targets of the SDG 7, brought together a member of the Technical Working Group showcasing the advancement of technical discussions, and a variety of global stakeholders presenting their challenges, successes and recommendations in achieving SDG 7.

The opening remarks also served to announce the publication of the Stakeholders Thematic E-Consultation Summary Report, prepared with the inputs from stakeholders on the five themes of the HLDE to scale up actions in achieving SDG 7 and its targets. 

This event was convened by UN DESA in collaboration with UN Energy.

The summary of the event can be found here.

HLDE2021 - Online Stakeholders Thematic Debate


Please continue to check back to the dedicated website on the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy in 2021 here: https://www.un.org/en/conferences/energy2021


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