Ban calls for support for access to affordable energy in Africa

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today call for greater support of efforts to provide 600 million people in Africa with affordable and sustainable energy to enable the continent accelerate social and economic development.

Universal access to clean energy vital for reducing poverty, UN officials stress

It is vital for countries in Asia and the Pacific to have national policies that will ensure universal access to clean and efficient energy services to advance poverty reduction and improve health and well-being, United Nations officials told a meeting in Bangkok.

Clean energy revolution will put world on safer, more equitable path – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a clean energy revolution to help transform the global economy and put the world on a cleaner, safer, more equitable path.

Ban calls for global revolution to ensure clean energy for all

With 1.6 billion people in developing countries still lacking access to electricity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a global revolution to address the world’s energy challenges.

UN chief to visit United Arab Emirates and Oman next week

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel next week to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, during which he will attend the annual summit on energy that opens in Abu Dhabi on Monday.