The eighth meeting of the Council took place on 03 and 04 November 2014 in Abu Dhabi.
Supporting documentation for the eighth Council meeting has been made available for IRENA Members on
Please find supporting documentation for all other past meetings of the Council here.
IRENA’s Council is accountable to the Assembly and is composed of 21 Members who are elected on a rotating basis with the view of ensuring the effective participation of both developing and developed countries and the fair and equitable geographical distribution and effectiveness of the Council’s work. The Council, among other responsibilities stipulated in Article X of the Statute, facilitates consultations and cooperation among Members and considers the draft work programme, draft budget and annual report.
The current members of the Council are Cameroon, Cyprus, France, Greece, Grenada, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Romania, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay. Fiji, Germany, New Zealand and Poland act as alternates.
Two Committees currently assist the Council in its work:
Administration and Finance Committee
Chair : Antigua & Barbuda
Members : Fiji, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America
Programme and Strategy Committee
Chair : Denmark
Members : Ecuador, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Poland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan