Adnan Z. Amin Given Honorary Title of Director-General Emeritus

13 January 2019| Press Release


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IRENA Assembly decision recognises Mr. Amin’s pivotal role in establishing leadership of Agency in global energy transformation

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2019 – 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. Amin’s 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.

This Press Release was also issued in Arabic