UN-Energy was established by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2004 as the United Nations ‘mechanism for inter-agency collaboration in the field of energy. It reports annually to the Board through the High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP).
UN-Energy seeks to act to support countries in achieving SDG7 and the interrelated goals of the Paris Climate Agenda and the broader SDG agenda.
As there is no single entity in the United Nations system that has sole responsibility for energy, UN-Energy’s principal mission is to serve as the primary agent within the UN for promoting system-wide collaboration on energy related issues.
UN-Energy aims to:
- Promote coherence in the UN system´s multi-disciplinary response to achieve SDG7 in support of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement;
- Enhance coordination and collaborative actions within the United Nations with regards to policy development, implementation and knowledge sharing in the area of energy.