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Virtual launch of the High-level Dialogue on Energy 2021: A Year of Energy Action

Wed 10 Mar 2021, 2.28 pm




The launch can be followed on Twitter (@UN_Energy) or the Dialogue website from 9:00 am New York time. It will include brief video statements by Ministers from over twenty Member States serving as Global Champions for the Dialogue, calling for urgent action to achieve clean, affordable energy for all (SDG 7) by 2030 and a just, inclusive energy transition.  Also featured will be video remarks from the United Nations Secretary-General; DESA Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin in his capacity as Dialogue Secretary-General; and the Dialogue Co-Chairs, Achim Steiner, Administrator of UNDP and Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, as well as by the heads of organizations serving as Co-Leads of the five Technical Working Groups. 

The High-level Dialogue on Energy will be convened at the summit level by the UN Secretary-General in September 2021 under the auspices of the UN General Assembly. It presents a historic opportunity to mobilize transformational action to achieve SDG 7, ensure a just and inclusive energy transition and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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