HL Dialogue

Following the General Assembly resolution 74/225, the Secretary-General convened a High-level Dialogue on Energy at a summit level during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on 24 September 2021 in New York, to accelerate SDG 7 action for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Dialogue was the first inclusive global gathering on energy under the auspices of the General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy held in Nairobi in 1981. It presented a historic opportunity to provide transformational action in the first years of the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement.