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High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024: A Mid-Point Review
24 May 2019 -  This high-level plenary session will review the progress towards the goals of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, and its global plan of action. Senior representatives of Member States and multi-stakeholders will be invited to share their high-level remarks, followed by an open dialogue session on accelerating the implementation of the goals of the Decade.
Welcoming Keynotes
Session 1: Ministerial Remarks
Session 2: Measuring Progress Towards the Objectives of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024
Session 4: Interactive dialogue - Accelerating the Implementation of the Global Plan of Action of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All
2014-2024 - Actions and Commitments related to SDG 7 in support of the Climate Action Summit and the SDG Summit
Closing Remarks
Energy lies at the heart of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Advancement in SDG7 on energy has the potential to spur progress across SDGs on poverty eradication, gender equality, mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, food security, health, education, sustainable cities and communities, clean water and sanitation, jobs, innovation, transport, and refugees and other situations of displacement.
In 2012, the General Assembly approved 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. Subsequently, the General Assembly called for the rapid implementation of the strategic objectives of the global plan of action for the Decade, including in resolution 72/224. More recently, through its resolution 73/236 on “Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”, the General Assembly invited “ the Secretary-General, within existing resources, to convene dialogues, which could consist of a series of events including discussions among energy policy makers and other multi-stakeholders in 2019 to be supported by the Secretariat, in order to discuss the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, including the global plan of action for the Decade as described in the report of the Secretary-General”.

Organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN 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, this high-level dialogue will convene 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 that was built on the review of SDG7 at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018.
Open Live Schedule
Friday, 24 May 2019
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04:00 am
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10:00 am
High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024: A Mid-Point Review.
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12:10 pm
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03:00 pm
Committee on NGOs – 2019 Resumed Session (28th meeting).
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