Press Teleconference: An Insider’s Look at the UN's New Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, Premiering at the Upcoming World Future Energy Summit

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Press Briefing with United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination Robert C. Orr

Who: Timothy E. Wirth, President, UN Foundation
Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination, UN

When: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 12:30 p.m. EST

How: To join the media teleconference, dial 1-800-351-4890 (U.S.), 08000-288223 (UK), 1-888-259-2914 (Canada), 1-334-323-7224 (International). Passcode: SEFA.
Please RSVP to Michael Kearns at MKearns(at)unfoundation(dot)org. An audio recording of the discussion will be available upon request.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. EST United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth and the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination Robert C. Orr will participate in a press teleconference to provide an insider look at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. They will also discuss global efforts by organizations such as the UN Foundation on the vital new endeavor Sustainable Energy for All.

The United Nations Secretary-General is leading a global effort to achieve Sustainable Energy for All by 2030. This includes meeting the three intertwined objectives of ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency, and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

The Secretary-General will officially rollout this initiative on the world stage at a conference in Abu Dhabi next week. This media call is an opportunity to learn more about what the initiative will do directly from the source.

About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

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