Energy Charter Secretariat

The role of the Energy Charter Secretariat is to, primarily, provide the Energy Charter Conference with all necessary assistance for the performance of its duties and carry out the functions assigned to it in the Energy Charter Treaty or in any Protocol and any other functions assigned to it by the Charter Conference. The Secretariat is thus responsible to and reports to the Charter Conference.

The Secretary General is the main representative of the Secretariat who is appointed by the Energy Charter Conference for a maximum period of five years on a first appointment.

The Secretariat's functions are:

  • - to monitor implementation of the Energy Charter Treaty and Protocol's obligations;
  • - to organise and administer meetings of the Energy Charter Conference and its subsidiary bodies;
  • - to provide analytical support and advice to the Energy Charter Conference and its subsidiary bodies on all aspects of the Energy Charter Process;
  • - to represent the Energy Charter Conference in the development of its relations with non-member states and other relevant international organisations and institutions;
  • - to support negotiations on new instruments mandated by the Conference.

    Energy Charter Secretariat

    Boulevard de la Woluwe, 46 
    B-1200 Brussels 

    Tel: +32 2 775 98 00 
    Fax: +32 2 775 98 01