On 23rd May 2016 at its headquarters in Masdar City, IRENA gathered Member State representatives, international stakeholders and local leaders to celebrate its fifth year of operations. Since its first Assembly, 80 additional countries have joined the Agency bringing its total membership to 148, with 28 more countries in the process of joining. "The five years since the establishment of IRENA as a fully-fledged intergovernmental organisation have seen unprecedented development in the deployment of renewable energy at a global scale," said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General.
(Emirates News Agency (WAM) (UAE)
, 24 May 2016)