Adnan Z. Amin Given Honorary Title of Director-General Emeritus
IRENA Assembly decision recognises Mr. Aminís pivotal role in establishing leadership of Agency in global energy transformation
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 13 January 2019 Ė Today, the IRENA Assembly adopted a decision to pay tribute to current Director-General Adnan Z. Amin for his outstanding contribution to the establishment, development and work of IRENA, and accorded Mr. Amin, at the conclusion of his tenure as the first Director-General of IRENA, the honorary title of Director-General Emeritus.
The draft decision, proposed by the United Arab Emirates, recognizes the leadership of Mr. Amin during the formative years of the Agency. It further notes his contribution towards establishing a sound institutional and administrative framework for IRENA, thus enabling the Agency to successfully carry out its mission of accelerating the deployment of renewable energy across the world, while remaining an agile and inclusive organization.
The decision further recognizes the significant achievements of IRENA during Mr. Aminís tenure, including reaching a near-universal membership of 160 Members in January 2019, considerably expanding its activities and providing effective support to its Members in the ongoing global energy transition to a sustainable future.
The IRENA Assembly adopted the decision during the Ninth Assembly of IRENA, the ultimate decision-making body of the agency.
About the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is the global intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. With 159 Members (158 States and the European Union) and 24 additional countries in the accession process and actively engaged, IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.