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Diplomats and activists from around the world are meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week to talk about how the planet’s growing population can live better lives without damaging the environment. The Rio+20 meetingmarks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio, a watershed meeting to address topics as diverse as climate change […]

Bangkok, 19 January 2012—New analysis from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), based on case studies from across Asia and the Pacific, calls for a set of “energy plus” services – one that combines access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education. Issued […]

1 November 2011: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon formally launched his High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and the related SE4ALL initiative, presenting his Vision Statement on the initiative and announcing the membership of the High-level Group. The Group will be responsible for mobilizing action by all stakeholders on energy access and energy poverty. Secretary-General Ban’s […]

Marcel Engel will participate in the United Nations’ Private Sector Forum in New York City on September 20. Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the forum will feature high-level roundtable discussions among business, government, civil society and UN leaders. Discussions will be centered on the role of the private sector in supporting the Secretary-General’s strategy […]

The website to all activities related to the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All is now online. The site is managed by UN Foundation and will regularly up-date on news, activities and events: As a partner, ADB and the Partnership are supporting UNF and the Global Campaign in its efforts of raising awareness to fight […]

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