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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1992-04 New York NY USA


Apr 1992, New York NY (USA), by E-XE3377 - ECOSOC in its decision 1991/218, in accordance with resolution 46/235 of the General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), assuming the former mandates of U-XE4089 - United Nations Committee on the Development and Utilization of New and Renewable Sources of Energy, set up Apr 1982, and that of U-XU1334 - 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 Jul 1998, merged with U-XE1141 - United Nations Committee on Natural Resources to establish U-XE3532 - 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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Committee composed of 24 government-nominated experts, elected for 4 years by the Council on the basis of: 6 from African States; 5 from Asian States; 4 from Latin American and Caribbean States; 3 from East European States; 6 from Western European and other States.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy



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