The “High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2019: A Mid-Point Review” will take place from 23-24 May 2019. Organized by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in collaboration with the Office of the President of the General Assembly, the co-chairs of the Group of Friends of Sustainable Energy, and members of UN-Energy and the Technical Advisory Group on SDG 7, the event will bring together energy policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss the implementation of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024, including its global plan of action.
In 2012, the General Assembly adopted resolution 67/215, by which it declared the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014–2024, underscoring the importance of energy issues for sustainable development. 2019 marks the mid-point of the Decade, and this High-Level Dialogue aims to provide a platform to discuss major issues and demonstrate action related to the implementation of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024, with a focus on interlinkages between SDG7 and other SDGs.
More specifically, the Dialogue aims to:
review the implementation of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, including its global plan of action;
share best practices, lessons learned, new challenges and emerging opportunities;
mobilize commitments and actions to accelerate the implementation of SDG7;
launch the 2019 SDG7 Energy Tracking Report and the 2019 SDG7 Policy Briefs;
inform forthcoming discussions related to SDG 7, such as the ministerial level High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July, the Climate Action Summit, the SDG Summit and the High Review of SAMOA Pathway in September 2019; and
promote synergetic action between the SDGs and climate action, building on the outcomes of the first global conference on synergies in Copenhagen, April 1-3, 2019.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, has provided a summary report from the High-Level Dialogue, which is available in HTML and PDF.
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