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    26 November 2013

    Re-issued as received


    UN Secretary-General and World Bank Group President
    to Outline Action on Sustainable Energy for All

    VIENNA/NEW YORK, 26 November 2013 (Sustainable Energy for All) -United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will make statements to media at 11:50 am (EST) on Wednesday, 27 November at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on action to catalyze financing to achieve the objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

    The initiative, launched by the Secretary-General in 2011, seeks to achieve universal access to modern energy services, double the improvement rate of energy efficiency and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

    The Secretary-General and World Bank Group President will make their remarks after a meeting of the Sustainable Energy for All Advisory Board, which they co-chair. Several members of the Advisory Board, representing countries and companies, will follow with brief remarks on their individual sustainable energy initiatives.

    WHO:                                     Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
                                                  Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President
    WHEN:                                   Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 11:50 am - 12:30 pm (EST), 17:50 - 18:30 hrs (CET)
    WHERE:                                 UNHQ Delegates Dining Room 2-3
    LIVE WEBCAST:                     UN Web TV


    For more information and press materials, see

    A limited number of seats will be available to print press for a working lunch of the Initiative to be held from 12:30pm-1:30pm. RSVP to A.Kamara[at]

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    For further information please contact:

    Anthony Kamara
    Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL)
    Email: A.Kamara[at]
    Mobile: (+43-699)1458-3402

     Wynne Boelt
    UN Department of Public Information
    Email: boelt[at]
    Telephone: (+1) 212-963-8264

    Christopher Neal
    The World Bank
    Email: cneal1[at],
    Telephone: (+1) 202- 473-2049