The thirteenth meeting of the Council will take place on 23 and 24 May 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

Supporting documentation will be posted on REmember once it is available. Supporting documentation for past meetings of the Council can be found 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.

IRENA’s seventh Assembly elected the following countries to serve on the Council in 2017: Argentina, the Bahamas, Belgium, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Samoa, Sudan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, and Zimbabwe. Bangladesh, Cyprus, the Dominican Republic, France, Kenya, Malaysia, Panama, the Philippines, Spain and Uruguay act as alternates.

Two Committees currently assist the Council in its work:

Administration and Finance Committee
Chair : Antigua & Barbuda
Members :  Fiji, France, India, Iran, Israel  

Programme and Strategy Committee
Chair :  Germany
Members :  Fiji, France, India, Iran, Malaysia, Mauritius


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