Convening under the theme of 'Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy,' the Eighth Forum will combine a ministerial meeting followed by a high-level plenary session with parallel workshops and site visits. The Forum is organized by the Government of Kazakhstan and the UN Regional Commissions. The Fifth Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development called for a long-term transition to a sustainable energy future. The Sixth Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development set out five concrete steps the United Nations Regional Commissions could take. The Seventh Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development defined the challenges ahead and develop a concrete roadmap for the international community to achieve common goals. The 'Energy Ministerial: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy' will kick-off the Eighth Forum on 11 June.