International Energy Agency, Sustainable Energy for All, Power Africa (IRENA)

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, jointly with the U.S. Department of Energy, represents the United States at the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA is an international organization that works to ensure reliable, affordable, and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

For more information, please visit http://www.iea.org

For a detailed overview of the November 7-8 Ministerial outcomes, download the Chair's Summary from Minister Baylan.


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, supported by the Bureau of International Organizations and the U.S. Department of Energy, represents the United States at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization with 150 member states and another 27 in accession. IRENA supports countries in their transition to renewable energy, serving as the principal platform for international renewable energy cooperation, a center of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. The United States is one of the 21 country members of the IRENA Council, which provides guidance and oversight to the organization.

For more information, please visit http://www.irena.org/


The State Department participates on the Advisory and Executive Committees of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. The Sustainable Energy for All initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society. Launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2011, it has three interlinked objectives to be achieved by 2030:

  • Ensure universal access to modern energy services.
  • Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
  • Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

For more information, please visit http://www.se4all.org/


Rooted in partnerships, Power Africa is working with African governments, the private sector, and other partners in sub-Saharan Africa to reach our goals.

For more information, please visit http://www.usaid.gov/powerafrica