Advisory Group


A multi-stakeholder Advisory Group in support of the High-level Dialogue on Energy to be held under the auspices of the UN General Assembly in 2021 will be convened by the Secretary-General to provide substantive advice on the preparations for the Dialogue, with a focus on identifying and mobilising game-changing partnerships and commitments.

The Advisory Group will:

  • help identify and mobilize significant innovations and partnerships by all multi-stakeholders (government, private, and civil society actors), aimed at accelerating the achievement of the SDG 7 globally, while maximizing the response to climate change.
  • conduct advocacy and outreach to raise awareness for the High-level Dialogue world-wide.
  • compile a concise report that presents a set of suggested transformative new partnerships and actions for the achievement of the SDG7.


The Advisory Group membership is drawn from multi-stakeholders, with a balanced regional and gender representation, consisting of leading experts from academia, centres of excellence, public institutions, innovators, entrepreneurs, civil society and youth leaders. Attention will be given to expertise relevant to least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, and small island developing states. The UN-Energy Co-Chairs, as the Dialogue Co-Chairs for facilitating substantive content development, multi-stakeholder mobilization and inter-agency support, will be ex-officio members.

Under the leadership of Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, as the Dialogue Secretary-General, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, through its Division for Sustainable Development Goals, provides secretariat services for the Advisory Group.

The Terms of Reference for the Advisory Group for the High-level Dialogue on Energy is accessible here