United Nations Committee on New and Renewable Sources of Energy and Energy for Development

Comité des sources d'énergie nouvelles et renouvelables et de l'énergie pour le développement

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Apr 1992, New York NY (USA), by United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in its decision 1991/218, in accordance with resolution 46/235 of the General Assembly of United Nations (UN), assuming the former mandates of United Nations Committee on the Development and Utilization of New and Renewable Sources of Energy, set up Apr 1982, and that of United Nations Committee on Natural Resources Pertaining to Energy. Also referred to as Committee on New and Renewable Sources of Energy and Energy for Development. In accordance with ECOSOC resolution 1998/46, 31 July 1998, merged with United Nations Committee on Natural Resources to establish United Nations Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for Development.


Assist the General Assembly, inter-alia, in recommending policy guidelines for different organizations and bodies of the UN system, formulating and recommending action-oriented plans and programmes for implementation of the Nairobi (Kenya) Programme of Action, reviewing and modifying priorities, assessing trends and policy measures related to development and utilization of new and renewable sources of energy, promoting the mobilization of the resources, recommending guidelines to financial organs and bodies of the UN system related to the financing of activities, monitoring implementation and ensuring coordination of measures established in the Programme of Action, being informed, contributing and reviewing the activities and work of governmental and other intergovernmental institutions and, where necessary, make recommendation on the adaptation of the Programme of Action.

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Assessment and development of petroleum, natural gas and coal resources. Facilitation and transfer of environmentally sound technologies for energy production, conversion and consumption. Rehabilitation and modernization of power systems, including power systems loss reduction programmes. Issues involved in institutional strengthening, capacity building and training. Securing adequate levels of financing for capital-intensive energy projects. Discussion under Agenda 21 of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 21 countries
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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Energy
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Development
    • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy



Last News Received

12. Jan 1999
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