FEATURE: UN teams with ‘Revolution’ TV show to highlight real challenges of a world without power

The fictional concept at the heart of the television series ‘Revolution’ – which picks up 15 years after the start of a worldwide blackout – is the day-to-day reality for billions of people living without power, a reality United Nations field staff helped flesh out for the show’s writers ahead of its second season, which premiered last night at UN Headquarters in New York.

UN agency-private sector venture builds on ‘extend the day and extend play’ project in Africa

The United Nations industrial development agency is teaming with one of the largest lighting manufactures in the world to bring light to rural Africa in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.

Government-private sector collaboration crucial for providing clean energy, Ban says

Warning that the way the world produces, shares and uses energy is unsustainable, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on governments and the private sector to collaborate in providing a cleaner, low-carbon model that benefits both people and the planet.

UN to go dark globally for Earth Hour, promoting sustainable energy consumption

The United Nations will turn off the lights for one hour at its Headquarters in New York and other facilities around the world tomorrow in observance of “Earth Hour,” an annual global event to raise awareness on the need to take action on climate change through more sustainable energy consumption.