Energy

Energy

17 May 2021
BIO/5393

The new Permanent Observer for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to the United Nations, Alain Wilfried Biya, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

23 April 2021
SG/SM/20700

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum, today:

2 March 2021
SG/SM/20610

Following is text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Powering Past Coal Alliance Summit today:

24 February 2021
SG/SM/20598

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message marking the second anniversary of Costa Rica’s National Decarbonization Plan, today:

9 February 2021
DSG/SM/1540

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the Sustainable Energy for All Youth Summit, held today:

9 February 2021

Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ramesh Rajasingham is in Burkina Faso, where, with Government and donor representatives, he launched the country’s 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan, which seeks $607 million to help 2.9 million people.  The appeal targets 61 per cent more people than in January 2020.

11 January 2021
SG/SM/20530

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as delivered, to the Twenty-sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) round table on clean power transition, today:

11 November 2020
GA/12283

Endorsing the annual report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the General Assembly today adopted a draft resolution reaffirming its strong support for the Vienna-based organization, as its new Director-General outlined a major initiative to help Member States confront pandemics, even as it monitors ongoing non-proliferation concerns in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Iran.

9 July 2020
SG/SM/20168

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Clean Energy Transition Summit, in New York today:

9 July 2020

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Programme today jointly warned that funding shortages, conflict and disasters — as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID-19 — threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food.

30 June 2020
DSG/SM/1425

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s opening remarks at the Ministerial Roundtable on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Africa Energy Sector: Challenges and Opportunities, today:

1 April 2020

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is sending equipment to more than 40 countries to help them use nuclear-derived technology to rapidly detect COVID‑19.  Dozens of labs will receive diagnostic machines to speed up national testing, biosafety supplies and personal protection equipment.

11 January 2020
SG/SM/19936

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the tenth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, in Abu Dhabi today:

29 October 2019
SG/A/1921-BIO/5281-EN/330

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Damilola Ogunbiyi of Nigeria as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy.

22 September 2019
DSG/SM/1335-EN/329-ENV/DEV/1993

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Energy Action Forum in New York today:

18 June 2019
SG/SM/19628-EN/328

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Sustainable Energy for All charettes, held in Amsterdam from 18 to 20 June:

10 January 2019
SG/SM/19429-EN/327-ENV/DEV/1918

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the ninth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, in Abu Dhabi today:

16 July 2018
DSG/SM/1202-EN/325-ENV/DEV/1867

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the SE4ALL side event Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — Leaving No One Behind, in New York today:

16 July 2018
DGS/SM/1204-EN/326-ENV/DEV/1869

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Seven for 7 Event: “Celebrating Leadership & Innovation on SDG7”, in New York today:

6 June 2018
DSG/SM/1182-DEV/3337-EN/324

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the High-level Panel on Transformational Energy Access in Least Developed Countries, in Geneva today: